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Old 06-02-2011, 12:07 AM
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Talking June Photography Challenge - 'Silhouettes'

"An image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black." -Wikipedia

June's challenge is all about 'Silhouettes'. Create a silhouette of a person, scene or object. This can be quite challenging, but when you get it right, the result can be so dramatic and quite extraordinary.

To help those of you who may not have tried this technique before, I have found some fabulous tutorials, tips and tricks that will have you shooting stunning silhouettes in no time.

How to Photograph Silhouettes in 8 Easy Steps

Silhouette Photography

And for some incredible inspiration...

Smashing Magazine


So, forget your flash, choose an interesting subject, and show us how dramatic a silhouette can be!

Below is my own example - my son on the beach in Hervey Bay, Queensland.



Enjoy, and happy snapping!!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:44 PM
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Here are a couple silhouette pictures. We were burning off our CRP ground that is in prairie grass. It was an all day job. This is my son and husband keeping watch over the fire boundaries. The picture was taken in April of 2007.



One of my son earlier in the evening.

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Old 06-11-2011, 04:29 PM
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Wow, that is stunning - I love it!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:30 AM
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Caught this when looking out to see if we were going to get storms in the morning.

Stormy Sunrise

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:49 PM
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Gorgeous!! Those clouds are stunning
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:23 AM
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These are stunning. I'm so impressed. I'm still trying to take mine and I'm finding this assignment very hard. Then I look at your results and I want one like that too!

I'm not getting enough "shadow" on my main subject. Maybe I need to wait till twilight a bit more. I've been trying with the sun behind them, but in the afternoons. Perhaps later in the day is the right time?

Smooches,

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:39 AM
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Extraordinary photos!!! Love them all ♥
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:46 AM
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:51 AM
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Oooo I love that sunset. Gorgeous shot. Mine is a partial silhouette. I'm just not getting this technique. I think I love color too much. Though that sunset has great color. I'm thinking this is not ever going to be my strong suit.

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