Landscape Photography Photo Tip - Get Better Sunset Photography With Silhouettes!
The landscape photography photo suggestion of today will continue our discussion of the way to create beautiful sunset photography.
Formerly, we discovered 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 articles, we have mentioned the star may 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 sundown landscape pictures) the best star is an individual! Folks like looking at folks! You'll get the viewer more readily engaged in a photo - any photo - where there are individuals being shown.
In a sunset photograph there's two methods to add a man. In silhouette showing no aspect and generally showing complete detail.
Today's sundown photography photo tip will discuss including a silhouetted man. Or really anything - the principles are valid no matter what your 'star' is. Done well, the outcome can be among the most exquisite photographs you could create.
If you are looking for your Canon or Nikon Camera in Glennallen, Alaska you shouldn't forget to check out eBay for great choices and difficult to beat pricing
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i 151MP+Canon 18 55mm IS Lens+16GB Card+2 Batt
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $249.99
Canon EOS Rebel T1i EOS 500D 151MP Digital SLR Camera Black Kit w EF S IS
$145.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 17m
Canon EOS Rebel T1i Digital SLR Kit Canon EF S 55 250mm f 4 56 ISAutofocus lens
Time Remaining: 29d 21h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $349.99
Canon Rebel EOS T1i EF S 18 55 IS Kit and Super Wide Angle Lense Included
Time Remaining: 23h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $265.00
Canon EOS Kiss X3 Black Japanese Version Rebel T1I Digital SLR Camera Body
Time Remaining: 24d 13h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 151MP CMOS Digital Camera EF S 18 55mm SLR Lens 3 Inch LCD
Time Remaining: 24d 18h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $265.95
CANON EOS REBEL T1I CAMERA
Time Remaining: 19d 2h
Buy It Now for only: $179.00
Canon EOS Rebel EOS T1i 151 MP Digital SLR Camera Black EFs 18 55 Lens
Time Remaining: 2d 13m
When adding a silhouette, the essential component to keep in mind is that you're adding a contour, not a man (or bird or tree). Your contour will be pure black with no detail.
In sunset photography, getting the contour that is black that is pure with no detail is actually pretty easy. In our previous conversations, we have learned that if we take our meter readings from the sky - everything else in our sundown photo will go black. Ta-daaa!
Previously, our concern was to bring detail into the dark areas - now we just let them go dim.
So to add a silhouette, the first step would be to meter from the sky, not the individual. Your camera will make a mighty effort at setting an exposure to show element, in the event that you meter from the person.
In other words, it's necessary for you to take the camera off automatic - meter for the sky and then re-compose to set your 'star' in the right spot in the photo.
The 2nd concern we've got in including a shape is really harder to get right.
Remember, you're adding a shape and everything but the sky is black with no detail. Including the ground. When you add your shape, it's to 'read' correctly.
By 'read' I mean that when someone looks at your photo, they must certanly be able to instantly tell what it really is. If your subject is standing in front of some other object, like a palm tree, stone or whatever - the (black with no detail) contours will blend together and distort the image.
If you are searching for a Canon or Nikon Camera in Glennallen, Alaska do not forget to look into eBay for great choices and hard to beat prices
Canon EOS 600D EOS Rebel T3i EOS Kiss X5 180MP Digital SLR Camera Black
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $297.99
Near Mint Canon EOS Kiss X5 Body 1 year warranty
Time Remaining: 20d 11h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $388.00
Canon EOS 600D EOS Rebel T3i EOS Kiss X5 18MP 3SCREEN DSLR CAMERA
Time Remaining: 11d 16h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
Canon EOS Kiss X5 Rebel T3i 600D body only 5K Shutter
Time Remaining: 17h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $290.00
Near Mint Canon EOS Kiss X5 with 18 55mm IS II 1 year warranty
Time Remaining: 20d 11h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $468.00
Canon Rebel T3i EOS 600D Kiss X5 Canon 18 55mm 55 250mm lens bag SD car
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $669.99
Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Kiss X5 18MP 3SCREEN DSLR CAMERA body only
Time Remaining: 16d 20h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $609.99
Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Kiss X5 18MP DSLR CAMERA SHUTTER COUNT 5841
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $499.99
This idea is hard to place in words but simple to comprehend. I'm sure you've seen pictures where the shapes blended together and neither seems correct. A person with a palm tree growing out of their head, a palm tree using a seagull's wing sticking out of the trunk and so on...
Be sure that there is nothing currently intersecting with your silhouetted shape.
This consists of the ground... The bottom half is lost in the ground although frequently I see shapes where the top half of the model is in shape. You might have to shoot up at your star from a slightly lower vantage point to avoid this form of blending.
The third factor to think about is the shape itself! Not only do you need to watch out for your silhouette not reading correctly because it combines with others, it can combine with itself also! Arms crossing in front of the body or hanging (with no openings) along the sides, legs together and so on.
The pose is crucial, to get an effective shape! Even more so than in a normal photo of this person. The very fact that she's a pretty girl does not matter in this event. In a silhouette, no one is going in order to tell what she looks like.
Take photo examples out of magazines and color them using a black magic marker. Would that model 'read' and be effective if that was all you could see of the individual?
Hats and appear weird in silhouette and other garments could drastically change the form. It may look like a tiara in the wedding pictures, but in silhouette, it resembles devil's horns sticking out of her head.
Study various poses for their shapes and find several you can use when you are making silhouettes. So that you'll always have them at hand when the specific situation arises, add them to your laptop.
Shapes are not just effective in sunset photography, but at weddings. Model the couple in silhouette in front of a stained glass window for example. Or in the doorway of the church with all the light from outside silhouetting them.
Practice today's landscape photography photo hint by including silhouettes on how best to get better sundown photography. There are many times when a silhouette is just the thing you need to separate you from the bunch, its worth learning how to do them well. A