Need opinion on silhouette photography!


Jul 20, 2011
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Hello!

I need some advices on silhouette photography!

Thank you!
 

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ZerocoolAstra

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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?
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

Jul 20, 2011
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Like, advices on how I can capture good silhouette photos. And what to watch out for?
 

ZerocoolAstra

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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.
 

Octarine

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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.
 

CamInit

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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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