Tip of the Week: The Beauty of a Silhouette


There is no better place to shoot a silhouette in your house than against a window, with the sun behind the subject. Silhouettes make striking images and add drama to portraiture. The perfect silhouette is one which has a stark contrast between the subject and background. To make effective silhouettes, shoot a profile of your subject. A profile shot helps to make a strong composition and helps to outline the features of your subject. A scenic background seen through the window or the colours of the sky during dawn and dusk lend themselves to strong frames.

Photograph/Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo