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

Now's landscape photography photo tip will continue our discussion of the way to create beautiful sunset photography.

Previously, we discovered that the pretty colours are not enough. A winning sundown photo wants a star. Today let us add silhouettes to get better sundown photography.

In previous articles, we've mentioned the star might be an intriguing palm tree, a seagull flying by... basically anything! The magnificent colours are the backdrop to our star, not the focus of the photo.

But (as in our routine non sunset landscape photographs) the most effective star is a man! People like looking at people! You will get the viewer more easily engaged in a photo - any photo - where there are people being revealed.

In a sunset photograph there is two ways to put in a person. In shape showing no element and generally showing full detail.

Now's sundown photography photo suggestion will discuss including a silhouetted man. Or really anything - the principles are valid no matter what your 'star' is. Done well, the result may be one of the very exquisite photos you may create.

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When adding a silhouette, the key component to keep in mind is that you are 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 pure black shape free of detail is actually fairly simple. 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!

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

The first step is to meter from the sky, not the man so to put in a silhouette. Your camera will make a powerful attempt at setting an exposure to show element, if you meter from the individual.

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 correct spot in the photo.

Simple.

The 2nd concern we've got in adding a silhouette 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 has to 'read' correctly.

By 'read' I mean that when someone looks at your photo, they must certanly have the capacity to instantly tell what it really is. In case your subject is standing in front of another item, like a palm tree, rock or whatever - the (black with no detail) shapes will blend together and distort the image.

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This thought is hard to put in words but easy to understand. I am sure you've seen photographs where the silhouettes combined together and neither seems correct. An individual with 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 is nothing currently intersecting with your silhouetted contour.

This consists of the ground... Often I see shapes where the top half of the version is in silhouette but the bottom half is lost in the ground. You may have to shoot up at your star from a vantage point that is slightly lower to prevent this type of blending.

The third factor to contemplate is the shape itself! Not only do you need to be on the lookout for your silhouette not reading right because it combines with others, it can blend 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 silhouette! Even more so than in a usual photo of the man. The fact that she is 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.

Consider 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 individual?

Other garments and hats could drastically alter the shape and look odd in silhouette. In silhouette, it looks like devil's horns sticking out of her head, although it might look as a tiara in the wedding photos.

Study various poses for their contours and find several you may use if you are creating silhouettes. Add them to your laptop when the situation arises, so you will always have them at hand.

Shapes are not only successful in sundown photography, but at weddings. Model the couple in silhouette in front of a stained glass window for example. Or at the doorway of the church with the light from outdoor silhouetting them.

Exercise today's landscape photography photo hint on how to get better sunset photography by including silhouettes. There are numerous times when a silhouette is just the thing you must separate you from the gang, its worth learning the way to do them nicely. A