Savvy Ways to: Silhouettes, Clicking Silhouettes like a Pro!
Not a talented photographer in any way, but a little bit of here and there, and I know I can create magic with capturism (thats what I call photography). What matters is you have to narrate a story. And, trust me, silhouettes equip me the best! (thats where I have started:)
|Image Courtesy: Nilesh Gaudani (Clicked with Canon EOS 700D)|
Upon a recent expedition I realised the art of clicking 'silhouettes' at the first thought of being a mirage of complexities is quite simple. What makes them so unique is the shear contrast between dark and light.
It's a beauty, if you get the perfect shot.
It's a miracle, if you focus it correct,
It's overflowing simplicity if you have a bright background (The thumb rule of any silhouette. )
Perhaps, its all of it. So lets get started. As I mentioned earlier, the thumb rule of silhouettes is a very bright or lighted background. So its the other way around, for all other photographs. You don't first select the subject, instead you select the background, first, and then adjust the subject. The perfect position is what I assume a sunrise or a sunset. But, any light can do. Warning: This is going to be addictive. I promise.
|Clicked with Love on a Cannon EOS 700D :)|
|The palm trees wavering in the salty winds of Diu. (Clicked on Cannon EOS 700D)|
In addition to this, make sure that you click the picture when you're on your knees, or on your stomach. This is what I learnt. It allows me to get more of the lighted background and landscape, than unwanted details like the floor or other sub-details. Though, you must remember, this isn't the thing you'd want to do in every picture. Remember, the purpose and what you want in the picture, the floor may be an integral detail too, it all depends on what you want in your photograph!
|The twigs are an essential part of this composition. Can't get rid of them! #NatureCapturedByDad :) (Clicked on Cannon EOS 700D)|
|The Sunset through a Jarukha! (Captured on Cannon EOS 700D)|
|The stunning skyline as the sun bathes in vivid oranges. #CapturedOnCannon|