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Most of the time, you’ll want to plan your silhouette photography in advance. It’s rare when some great subject matter with clean, simple lines just happens to present itself in front of a luminous backdrop. You’ll have to find a colorful background and search for a foreground subject to match it up with.
A beautiful beach usually yields great results on film, but if you add a couple
holding hands and walking on the shore at sunset, you can make a very romantic
Exposing for silhouettes is easy. As with sunset shots, several exposures
can yield good results. If your 35mm SLR (or point-and-shoot camera) has an
averaging meter, place the viewfinder over the brightest area and use your exposure-lock
feature to hold that exposure in place.
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