Landscape Photography Photo Hint - Get Better Sunset Photography With Shapes!
The landscape photography photo suggestion of today will continue our discussion of the way to create stunning sunset photography.
Previously, we found that the pretty colors are not enough. A star is needed by a winning sunset photo. Now let us add shapes to get better sunset photography.
In previous posts, we've mentioned the star might be an intriguing palm tree, a seagull flying by... essentially anything! The magnificent colours are the backdrop to our star, not the focus of the photo.
But (as in our routine non sunset landscape photos) the most effective star is a person! People like looking at folks! You'll get the viewer more easily engaged in a photo - any photo - where there are individuals being shown.
In a sunset photograph there's two ways to add a person. In shape showing no aspect and generally revealing complete detail.
Today's sundown photography photo suggestion will discuss including a silhouetted man. Or actually anything - the principles are valid no matter what your 'star' is. Done well, the outcome may be one of the most exquisite photographs you could ever create.
If you're searching for a Canon or Nikon Camera in Camden East, Ontario do not forget to go and visit eBay for great selections and hard to beat pricing
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 100D 180MP Digital SLR w 18 55mm lens No Reserve
$150.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 1m
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 EOS 100D 180MP Digital SLR Camera Black Body Only
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $199.95
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 100D Digital SLR Camera 2 LENS STARTER BUNDLE
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $460.00
MINT Canon EOS Rebel SL1 EOS 100D 180MP Digital SLR Camera Body+ LENS
$123.50 (36 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 42m
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 EOS 100D 180MP Digital SLR Camera Black Body Only
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 32m
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 EOS 100D 180MP Digital SLR Camera White
$196.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 22m
MINT Canon EOS Rebel SL1 EOS 100D 180MP Digital SLR Camera Body
Time Remaining: 22h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
Canon Rebel SL1 EOS 100D 180 MP DSLR Camera and 18 55mm and 50mm lens and bag
Time Remaining: 27d 16h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $380.00
When adding a silhouette, the essential component to keep in mind is that you're adding a shape, not a person (or bird or tree). Your shape will probably be pure black with no detail.
In sunset photography, getting the black contour that is pure with no detail is actually pretty easy. In our previous discussions, we have learned that if we take our meter readings from the sky - everything else in our sunset photo is going to go black. Ta-daaa!
Previously, our concern was to bring detail into the spaces that are dark - now we just have them go dim.
The first step would be to meter from the sky, not the individual, so to add a silhouette. Should you meter from the individual, your camera is likely to make a mighty attempt at setting an exposure to show element.
In other words, you must take the camera off automatic - meter for the sky and then re-compose to set your 'star' in the correct position in the photo.
In adding a silhouette, the second concern we have is in fact more difficult to get right.
Don't forget, you're adding a contour and everything but the sky is black with no detail. Including the ground. When you add your shape, it's to 'read' right.
By 'read' I mean that when someone looks at your photo, they must certanly have the capacity to instantly tell what it is. If your subject is standing in front of some other thing, like a palm tree, rock or whatever - the (black with no detail) shapes will mix together and distort the image.
If you are searching for your Canon or Nikon Camera in Camden East, Ontario you should not forget to examine eBay for great choices and hard to beat bargains
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 1DX mk II DSLR Camera Body Brand New
Time Remaining: 15d 17h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $5,046.99
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II DSLR Camera Body Only
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $5,047.81
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body 202 MP Canon 1DX II Full Frame
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $5,049.95
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body International Model No Warranty
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $5,215.66
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 202MP Digital SLR Camera Black Body Only Brand New
Time Remaining: 14d 22h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $5,368.19
New Canon Battery Pack LP E19 EOS 1D X Mark II Digital Camera Lens from JAPAN
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $229.96
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II DSLR Camera w Canon EF 16 35mm f 4L IS USM Lens Bundle
Time Remaining: 24d 20h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $6,047.70
Canon EF 75 300mm f 4 56 III f Canon EOS 1D X Mark II + Accessories KIT
Time Remaining: 18d 17h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $112.42
This idea is difficult to put in words but easy to understand. I am sure you have observed photographs where the shapes mixed together and neither looks right. A person who has a palm tree growing out of their head, a palm tree with a seagull's wing sticking out of the trunk and so on...
Be sure that there's nothing currently intersecting with your silhouetted contour.
This contains the ground... Frequently I see silhouettes where the top half of the model is in silhouette but the bottom half is lost in the ground. You may have to shoot up at your star from a slightly lower vantage point to avoid this type of blending.
The third factor to take into account is the contour itself! Not only do you need to watch out for your silhouette not reading accurately because it mixes with others, it can combine with itself too! Arms crossing in front of the body or hanging (with no openings) along the sides, legs together and so on.
The pose is essential to get a productive shape! Even more so than in a normal photo of this man. The fact that she's a pretty girl doesn't matter in this case. In a silhouette, no one is definitely going to be able to tell what she looks like.
Consider photo examples out of magazines and color them with a black magic marker. Would that model 'read' and be powerful if that was all you could see of the individual?
Hats and other clothing could radically change the shape and appear strange in silhouette. It might look as a tiara in the wedding pictures, but in silhouette, it looks like demon's horns sticking out of her head.
Study various find several you can use if you are making silhouettes and poses for their shapes. So that you will always have them at hand when the specific situation appears, add them to your laptop.
Silhouettes are not just successful in sunset photography, but at weddings. Pose the couple in shape in front of a stained glass window for example. Or at the doorway of the church together with the light from outside silhouetting them.
Training today's landscape photography photo suggestion by including silhouettes on what steps to take to to get better sunset photography. There are numerous times when a silhouette is just the thing you need to separate you from the bunch, its worth learning the way to do them nicely. A