16th June 2003, 12:03 AM
How to shoot silhouettes pics against sunset?
I am always impressed by pictures of silhouettes (whether people, trees or buildings) against the golden sunset. Can someone offer any tips on how I can take such photos myself? I am using the Canon S50. I don't suppose the auto mode would work too well. What manual settings should I adjust?
16th June 2003, 02:49 AM
Meter off the sky....
maybe somewhere beside the sun...not too near tho...
u could use the manual mode....or other modes if u can lock the exposure where u metered off den af on ur subject...
PS: thats how i normally do it...but others may have other methods....
16th June 2003, 04:17 AM
16th June 2003, 04:11 PM
i hope i'm correct on this one here....
meter on your subject that u want to be silhouetted.
Meter slightly off the sun (close to it). If the difference in metering is at least 2 stops or more, u'd get the silhouetted subject when u expose for the sky.
Otherwise, under expose 2 stops for the subject metering and it'd turn out in the silhouette but i think your sky will be darkened as well (if the difference isn't two stops)
I think. Sorry if it's wrong, but that's what i think it's supposed to be. Experts please teach proper technique.
Last edited by neuro; 16th June 2003 at 04:29 PM.