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    Default Silhoutte

    Does anyone know how to create silhoutte?

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    Default Re: Silhoutte

    What kind of silhoutte? Meter @ the sun/sky shoot with ppl on the background.

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    Default Re: Silhoutte

    basically the background has to be brighter than your subject to get a silhouette

    best if the subject is in shadow
    then meter for the background and your subject will become a silhouette

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    Default Re: Silhoutte

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    basically the background has to be brighter than your subject to get a silhouette

    best if the subject is in shadow
    then meter for the background and your subject will become a silhouette

    What happens if i meter focus on the background and the people/subject becomes blurry producing bokeh to a slight degree?
    is lenses type an element of play here?

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    Default Re: Silhoutte

    Quote Originally Posted by dotaboy View Post
    What happens if i meter focus on the background and the people/subject becomes blurry producing bokeh to a slight degree?
    is lenses type an element of play here?
    switch to manual focus or learn to use the focus lock and AE lock

    lens type does not make much of a difference here
    except in composition and amount of DOF
    Last edited by ortega; 8th January 2008 at 04:11 PM.

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    Default Re: Silhoutte

    Metering and focusing is two different thing. First meter the bright background then use the AE-L to lock the exposure. Next focus on your subject, compose the shot and fire away...
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