How do you shoot a silhouette, like this one from yesterday’s maternity shoot?
Really quite simple:
- Have a simple background (wall, or backdrop).
- Ensure that the background is light (flash!) and the foreground is not (avoid light falling “everywhere”: I used grids on my flashes).
- Expose for the background, and add a few stops.
- If necessary, do the last adjustments in Lightroom (or whatever software you use).
I used an additional edge light here to emphasize the tummy.
Go try it today!