Challenge 12. Create an Amazing Silhouette


Create a high-impact silhouette of your subject. Remember what makes a silhouette interesting: You’ll want something clean, graphic, and potentially iconic. Perhaps the image utilizes motion, strong graphic lines, or even a compelling prop. The visual should be something more than an outline of a person against a white background. Select your subject matter carefully, and choose something or someone that makes for a silhouette that excites the eyes!


A silhouette is almost like an icon or logo: it’s monochromatic, simple, and easy to digest visually. Whenever I decide to use a silhouette in an image, I choose the subject matter carefully. A silhouette strips a subject down to ...

Get Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.