Images Secrets And Techniques For Pierce Idaho

Landscape Photography Photo Suggestion - Get Better Sunset Photography With Shapes!

Today's landscape photography photo hint will continue our discussion of how to create stunning sunset photography.

Formerly, we discovered the pretty colours aren't enough. A star is needed by a winning sundown photo. Now let's add silhouettes to get better sunset photography.

In previous posts, we've mentioned that the star could be an interesting palm tree, a seagull flying by... essentially anything! The gorgeous colors are the backdrop to our star, not the focus of the photo.

But (as in our regular non sundown landscape photos) the best star is an individual! Folks like looking at people! You will get the viewer more easily engaged in a photo - any photo - where there are individuals being shown.

In a sunset photograph there is two ways to add a man. In silhouette showing no aspect and normally revealing full detail.

Today's sunset photography photo tip will discuss adding a silhouetted person. Or actually anything - the principles are valid regardless of what your 'star' is. Done well, the result can be one of the very exquisite photographs you could really ever create.

If you're searching for that Canon or Nikon Camera in Pierce, Idaho don't forget to go and visit eBay for nice selections and hard to beat prices

No items matching the keyword phrase "" were found. This could be due to the keyword phrase used, or could mean your server is unable to communicate with Ebays RSS2 Server.
No items matching the keyword phrase "" were found. This could be due to the keyword phrase used, or could mean your server is unable to communicate with Ebays RSS2 Server.

When adding a silhouette, the key component to keep in mind is that you're adding a contour, not a man (or bird or tree). Your shape will be pure black with no detail.

In sunset photography, getting the pure shape that is black with no detail is actually fairly simple. In our previous conversations, we've learned that if we take our meter readings from the sky - everything else in our sundown photo is going to go black. Ta-daaa!

Previously, our concern was to bring detail into the dark spaces - now we just have them go dim.

The initial step will be to meter from the sky, not the man so to add a shape. Your camera will make a mighty attempt at setting an exposure to show detail in case you meter from the person.

In other words, you have 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.

Easy.

In adding a shape, the second concern we've got is actually more challenging to get right.

Don't forget, you are 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' right.

By 'read' I mean that when someone looks at your photo, they should manage to immediately tell what it is. In case your subject is standing in front of some other thing, like a palm tree, stone or whatever - the (black with no detail) shapes will mix together and distort the image.

If you are looking for a Canon or Nikon Camera in Pierce, Idaho don't forget to consider eBay for great possibilities and hard to beat prices

No items matching the keyword phrase "" were found. This could be due to the keyword phrase used, or could mean your server is unable to communicate with Ebays RSS2 Server.
No items matching the keyword phrase "" were found. This could be due to the keyword phrase used, or could mean your server is unable to communicate with Ebays RSS2 Server.

This thought is difficult to place in words but easy to comprehend. I'm certain you've seen photos where the silhouettes mixed together and neither looks appropriate. 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 shape.

This contains the ground... The bottom half is lost in the ground although often I see shapes where the top half of the model is in shape. You might have to shoot up at your star from a vantage point that is slightly lower to prevent this form of blending.

The 3rd factor to contemplate is the contour itself! Not only do you have to look out for your silhouette not reading correctly because it blends with others, it can combine with itself too! Arms crossing in front of the body or hanging (with no gaps) along the sides, legs together and so on.

The pose is crucial to get an effective shape! Even more so than in a usual photo of this man. The reality that she's a girl that is pretty doesn't matter in this case. In a shape, no one is going to be able to tell what she looks like.

Take photo examples out of magazines and color them using a black magic marker. Would that pose 'read' and be powerful if that was all you could see of the person?

Hats and appear weird in silhouette and other garments could radically change the shape. In silhouette, it resembles demon's horns sticking from her head, although it may look like a tiara in the wedding photographs.

Study various find several you can use when you're creating silhouettes and poses for their contours. So that you'll always have them at hand when the situation arises, add them to your laptop.

Silhouettes are not only effective in sunset photography, but at weddings. Pose the couple in shape in front of a stained glass window for example. Or at the door of the church together with the light from outside silhouetting them.

Exercise today's landscape photography photo tip on what steps to take to to get better sunset photography by including silhouettes. There are lots of times when a silhouette is just the thing you must separate you from the bunch, its worth learning the best way to do them nicely. A