Shooting a Silhouette

Frame your subject with the brightly lit sky in the background.
Meter your exposure off the bright sky or background. Your subject should not be in the frame when calculating exposure.

Recompose your photo with your subject in the frame, but keep the exposure you calculated for the sky.
Best results are obtained when the sun is low in the sky (dawn, dusk). Compose photo with clean, recognizable shapes. Your subject should be back-lit and you need a bright background for your silhouette to pop.

Competency #3 requirements:

Upload three images

  • a bounce portrait of your partner inside the COM building
  • go outside to shoot a portrait with fill flash
  • silhouette¬†of a person, place or thing

Images must be sharp and well toned. Post with the category #competency