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Silhouette Photography in 3 Simple Steps.

What is silhouette photography? You do not have to be a professional photographer to capture great shots. Simply keep these three things in mind when setting up your shot:

1) A Strong Subject- Choose something with recognizable and distinct shapes.
2) Lighting- Light subjects from behind, placing them in front of the sunrises or sunset.
3) Shape– Create separate shapes so they are distinct and uncluttered.

Check out this great guide on how to photograph silhouettes by Digital Photography School.

This photograph by Todd Austin follows the three guidelines with stunning results.

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Photo by Todd Austin

The key with silhouette photography is to have fun and experiment.  There is no such thing as a bad photograph!  So get out, explore, have fun and shoot some amazing silhouettes. When you’re done share it with us or upload it and turn your photo into a canvas art print with CanvasPop.

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