Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot

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Reflections and shadows can be a good way to catch silhouettes. Like wet areas, bitumen… for their minimalist aspects: (16mm, f/11, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO). This picture has been taken at sunset.

The silhouetted shot is one very poetic way to express photography. I must admit that it is really one of my favorite photography field! Making silhouettes is more like evoking your subject rather than describing it. It is about illustrating rather than telling. It is a subtil play with shadows and light. It is about creating a painting with masses rather than fine details or colors. Silhouettes can genuinely enrich one’s range of creativity in the field of photography. What I love about this technique is that it allows the reader to invest himself more in your creation and imagine the details that are missing. It is mysterious poetry in a photograph. Continue reading Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot