A relatively straightforward technique for creating interesting photos is the silhouette. Usually taken really early or late in the day, the photographer faces the sun, positions their subject, and meters their camera for the sky. The end result is a good background exposure (the sky) and a dark subject, giving opportunities with the right creative eye to make some really interesting photos.
Here are some links to resources that will help improve your silhouette photo techniques followed by 29 beautiful examples.
Digital Camera World – Silhouette photography: tips for shooting into the sun
Five helpful tips and examples to help improve your silhouette photography.
DPS – How to Photograph Silhouettes in 8 Easy Steps
Our friends over at Digital Photography School provide some great tips and give instructions on how to adjust your settings to get the best shot possible. Also check out their blog post featuring some inspiring silhouette shots.
Kevin & Amanda – What Settings Should I Use for Silhouette Photos
If you’re not sure how to set up your camera to take the perfect silhouette picture, this easy read from Kevin and Amanda will definitely help answer that question.
Peta Pixel – Tips for Shooting Killer Silhouette Photos
A great article by wedding photographers Brett and Tori Benham. They feature a few of their favorite silhouette photos and discuss how each shot was set up.
Below we’ve featured a selection of beautiful silhouette photos from our Flickr group.
Fernando De Santis – Farra com o surfista