In this fifth installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge, I’d like us to go into a somewhat different direction. This week’s challenge is to get creative in producing a silhouette.
A lot of photography courses start by teaching how to light the subject in your image, which is the opposite of what we want to do in creating a silhouette. A couple of things that help make a great silhouette image:
- A well-balanced background that is not blown out, so that it provides interest
- Adequate depth-of-field to ensure that all components work together
- Sharpness and, of course, composition
Your challenge is to go out and experiment a bit. Note that you don’t need a fancy camera for this challenge, as you can see from the image. One quick tip: if you’re using a smartphone or automatic camera, you can use the amount of sun peeking around your subject to control the exposure level for the background.
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
- Have fun creating something new!!
I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!
This photo was taken with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and a couple of minor adjustments in Instagram.