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    Hello!

    I need some advices on silhouette photography!

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Need opinion on silhouette photography!

    Quote Originally Posted by ColourColourful View Post
    Hello!
    So yeah, I have a photography portfolio assignment coming up and I've actually decided to work on silhouettes.
    However I need some opinions on the pros and cons with this idea.
    Thank you!
    Isn't it an artistic choice? What do you mean by pros and cons?
    Exploring! :)

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    Up to you lor. Make up your own pros and cons list.

    Wow, now even developing your own artistic decisions needs a consensus? I'm glad Picasso never asked his neighbors what they thought he should do.
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    Like, advices on how I can capture good silhouette photos. And what to watch out for?

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    How to Photograph Silhouettes in 8 Easy Steps

    maybe you can take a look at this
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColourColourful
    Like, advices on how I can capture good silhouette photos. And what to watch out for?
    A clean and not messy background.... Like sky. Just meter and exposed for the background will do.
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    Default Re: Need opinion on silhouette photography!

    Quote Originally Posted by ColourColourful View Post
    Like, advices on how I can capture good silhouette photos. And what to watch out for?
    Hahaha that's a different question than your original one. Seemed like you were contemplating whether or not to present a series of silhouette photographs, and asking for pros and cons

    hmmm, off the top of my head:
    1) appreciable difference in exposure level between background (brighter) and foreground (darker)
    2) simple, non-distracting background
    3) clearly-defined subject (distinct outline) to form a silhouette with.
    4) be careful of any distracting elements.
    Exploring! :)

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    Sounds as we are asked again to do somebody else homework..?
    TS: If you want to do silhouettes just for the sake of it then do it on your own as technical exercise. Not too difficult to go out at sunrise / sunset time and do trial and error till the shutter smokes. But (looking at the quote in 2nd post) if you decide suddenly to use this style element for a certain assignment then it's a bit too late to ask now, 5 minutes before the job starts. There must be a reason for you to select this style. So, best is that YOU evaluate why and how this style can help for the assignment. If you can find good answers - go ahead. If not, well .. wrong choice then.
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    Silhouette photography only limited by your imagination ... something like this also can...



    I can't say it's good but hopefully at least something to start off. The silhouette does not have to dominate the scene. Use rules of composition to help and blah blah blah...

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    Like someone mentioning earlier, you can be as creative as possible. A few that I had shot

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