Creating a Silhouette
Quick drama anytime day or night.
- Camera + Trigger
- Lens of any focal length (though I prefer wider)
- Off-camera flash
- Colored gels (optional, but recommended)
- Light stand (optional)
- Second off-camera flash (optional)
This is a fun technique with a myriad of applications. I’ve seen some incredible photographers using this technique to silhouette a subject while another part of the frame is properly exposed. I often use this when I have a not-so-sexy room to photograph in and I want to give my client something more dramatic (Figure 16.1).
The idea behind this technique is that you’re blacking out your subject by creating a brighter light behind them that you can expose for. Depending ...