Some of the most beautiful photo images are silhouettes. By that I mean the source of light is behind the object or scenery one is photographing, resulting in some very dramatic images. Another way to put it is having the light source directly in front of you, the photographer. Be sure to turn off the flash on the camera’s settings to help attain the silhouette effect. For sunset silhouettes like the one above, try setting your digital camera’s scene mode to “sunset” if it has this option. This will assure that the flash does not go off and will retain the intense hues of the composed image. Below are some of my more favorite silhouette images I composed.
Try taking some creative photo images using this photography technique I described to attain some of your very own beautiful, silhouette images! You may be pleasantly surprised!
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