Shooting a silhouette


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Shooting a silhouette

Hi, welcome to the practicing photographer. I'm Ben Long and normally I come here and talk to you about things like good exposure and evening out exposure, and doing all these things that are technically correct. This week we're throwing all that out the window. We're going to do some things that are technically incorrect, but, but are aesthetically the right choice for a particular subject matter. I'm standing here in silhouette. I am absolutely, technically incorrect. I am underexposed. You can't see me. But that doesn't mean that it's a bad picture to take a silhouette.

I've got Steven Kent here standing behind me on the edge of a cliff with a didgeridoo. Because he's back-lit, I immediately recognize this as a potential silhouette. In fact, my eye is not showing me a lot of detail. I can see that this is maybe a good time to shoot a silhouette, and when I do, I get this. He's not quite pure silhouette yet. I can still see some detail in him. So I'm going t...

Shooting a silhouette
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Shooting a silhouette provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the The Practicing Photographer

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