I used to think that silhouettes were way harder than they are! Silhouettes are super easy as long as you keep a few things in mind. Plus they are fabulous for a subject who doesn’t want to smile or look a the camera!!
5. Make sure that you can see your subject. If your subject has their arm in a weird place it looks weird in the photo.
Notice how you can’t see either Ian’s or Emma’s face but a combination of the two.
In this one Emma’s arms are all crazy and it looks like she just has hands coming out of her chest.
6. If you are going to use an object be sure it is recognizable. For example, an umbrella, balloons, or a tricycle. If you can’t tell what it is it can be very distracting. Also, if you are using an object make sure it is placed well so it doesn’t look like a big circle coming out of your subject’s head like this one.
Check out how to edit your silhouette shot!