Are you a fan of silhouette photography? Who isn’t, right?

Wikipedia defines silhouette as:

An image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black.

How To Capture Good Silhouette Photos:

  1. : Subject: Choose a good subject that you want to be blacked out or in silhouette. Make sure the subject that you choose should have a strong and clear outline.
  2. : Background: Make sure the background you choose is brighter than the subject itself. And if possible, no light should fall on your subject or a little light may do.
  3. : Light: Get your light right by putting it at back of your subject. For instance your source of light is the sun, make sure it is behind your chosen subject. Notice on the round ups above, the light source are behind each subject.
  4. : Exposure: Right exposure is equal to good silhouette picture. If you are in doubt with the exposure, adjust the exposure of the camera you are using. Shooting in different angles will also help in getting the right exposure.
  5. : Posing: Keep your photos as simple as possible. Put your subject where it will stand out from the rest of the objects on the background. If you are shooting a person or a group of people, it can help if they will pose in a position that the whole outline of the body will be captured well in details.

Now then, let’s get into our beautiful examples of silhouette photography!

1. Silhouette Camouflage By vjun

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2. Silhouette By Zee-Wylde

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3. Silhouette of Love By ando-san

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4. Sunset Silhouette By asininechani

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5. Silhouette By TchaikovskyCF

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6. Under the Silhouette By bkm

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7. Silhouette By KmFiske13

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8. Silhouette of a Horse By attlid

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9. Silhouette By AliceFoxxx

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10.Silhouette By Damascena

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11.Silhouette of Hamburg in sunse By rockmylife

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12.Silhouette By JumpyMonky

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13.Silhouette By Cogito-Ergo-Doleo

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14. Method Silhouette By jahno-pictures

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15. Silhouette By Adynamia

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16. Silhouette By carolynbkh

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17. Silhouette By kalaspuff

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18. Silhouette By IndianRain

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19. Witch Silhouette By primalx

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20. Sunset Silhouette By andrewapuya

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21. Silhouette Paddle Surf Boys By La-Vita-a-Bella

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22. 1st Silhouette Practice By emman03

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23. Silhouette By 7LM

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24. The Silhouette of a Tree By sara-satellite

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25. Me and My Love Silhouette By rockerbmg666

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26. Summer’s Silhouette By TheAcolyte

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27. Sunset Silhouette By matinee

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28. Photographer Silhouette By iky22

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29. Sunset Silhouette By chik1117

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30. On A Silhouette Day II By Aurrum

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31. Silhouette By iPingu

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32. Silhouette By RauchBleich

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33. Dancing Silhouette By leelloor

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18 Comments

  1. Of course it helps if you have no experience, so my case, thanks, great article.

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  2. awsome! how beautiful the creation is! all of these most mind desired.

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  3. #4 is stunning.. all other photos are great!! i definitely love photography..

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  4. I love #5. But there are so many nice ones!!!!!!!

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  5. 5 looks so surreal. Incredible picture.

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  6. I like 51.
    It’s very beautiful.

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  7. Shannon Kielpikowski September 14, 2011 at 22:03

    They’re all so beautiful! I think number 37 is my fav.

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  8. Hi! Outstanding i like 5 no
    Great job

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  9. Great silhouette photographs! I especially love number 5. The composition, colours, and saturation was amazing. This is a perfect example of great eye, perfect timing, and using technique. Good job.

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  10. my fav is definetly photo 4, look at the background! breathtaking!

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  11. Ajith Nanayakkara March 12, 2011 at 05:22

    GOOD COLLECTION .No 37 n 38 attracted me much.
    Photographing different photos in varied light conditions is very interesting.I have collection can share with you.

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  12. Charina Torres January 8, 2011 at 08:55

    Wow, that’s a beautiful choice, Scott. My favorite is number 3 photo. It’s very romantic :)

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  13. Charina Torres January 8, 2011 at 08:53

    Hi! To be sure, it would be better if you contact the owner. You may click the picture or the link to bring you to the site source. If you want to find several silhouette vectors, brushes, etc. You can check this site http://all-silhouettes.com/category/vector-people-silhouettes/

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  14. Nice collection. I like 19,37 and 47.

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  15. Scott Carmichael January 4, 2011 at 11:45

    Some of these look really great. No. 38 “Dancing Silhouett” is my fave.

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  16. These are outstanding! Some of the skies are just breathtaking. Great showcase

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  17. great shots..Thanks for the collection

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  18. Wow…those are really great photograph.

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