Silhouette How-To

I have talked about silhouettes recently – let me share another one.

This was an accident: my flash had not charged yet so did not fire. It shows how to make an accident into a nice shot.

  1. Make sure your subject is in the shade, and the background is bright.
  2. Expose for the sky: aim your camera at the sky and set exposure to “0” for that on the meter if shooting in manual mode, or if in an automatic mode, press the Exposure Lock button (AE Lock, or on Canon, “*”).
  3. Recompose.
  4. Shoot.
  5. If you have to, in Lightroom drag “Blacks” to the left (if  you have LR4).

That is all – simple, and something you should sometimes do.

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