Indy Photo Coach 6:08am, 26 November 2008
Take a great shot that includes a silhouetted object or person. Post it here and tell us how you went about shooting it.

Here's a reminder how to post to the assignment:
1. Become a Flickr member.

2. Take a shot and upload it to your Flick account

3. On that photo's page, click the "all sizes" tab

4. Choose "Small"

5. Under the photo, it will say "Copy and paste this HTML into your webpage" - Select and copy that text.

6. Go to THIS post and in the "reply" box, paste the HTML script. Feel free to include a few comments about the shot after it.

7. Use the 'preview' function to make sure it worked, or click "post now" to submit it to the discussion!
moostang78 10 years ago
Is this a Grid Box or a Snoot? Are they the same thing? Why would this help with a silhouette? Suggestions if we don't have an external flash?
Indy Photo Coach Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Indy Photo Coach (admin) 10 years ago
An external flash is not necessary to take a silhouette shot.

A grid spot snoot helps you control where light lands from an external flash. Great for portraits, but I'm not sure how this would help with a silhouette shot unless you're backlighting. The shot you are mentioning where the model's face shows up is not a silhouette.

Here's an example of a silhouette:
Serge Melki PRO 10 years ago
Greeted at the front door

IPC - Silouhette

shot it at the front door. outside was bright. just did spot metering on the outside light.
GillianSpring 10 years ago
smoke stack
Waited for sunset to shoot the IPL smoke stack
on S. Harding, IN, pretty simple,
just metered on the sun and underexposed.
RGEEBLUES 10 years ago

Here is my silhouette. I shot this on my way to work this morning. There really isn’t a focal point because of the many lines, but I still thought it looked cool. I basically just cropped and bumped up the saturation to give the clouds alittle more emphasis.

EXIF Info:

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: -2 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire
Aperture priority
GillianSpring Posted 10 years ago. Edited by GillianSpring (member) 10 years ago

Please allow me to double dip...
I forgot about this shot I took at a friend's wedding.
Yes, it was taken with my camera on the little green button
(automatic) Bad button, bad button...
brash recess [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by brash recess (member) 10 years ago
this shot should pass for the assignment. Whatcha think David...I was actually taken a shot of the landscape out front and i got my silhoutte in it
only the shadow knows
agnisflugen Posted 10 years ago. Edited by agnisflugen (member) 10 years ago
burnt down house

i hope this counts as a was taken from inside a burnt down house on the south side of indy....everything inside was gutted out and destroyed, but the playhouse in the yard remained unscathed....
moostang78 10 years ago
Monumental Silhouette
vLeon 10 years ago
Imagine me and you
So happy together
RGEEBLUES 10 years ago
Huntington Beach

Another silhouette from my California trip.
Venu_Nair PRO 10 years ago
Daryl C H 10 years ago
Watching the Sun come up in the Alabama Gulf Coast. I caught this fella looking for some breakfast. Olympus E510, 100 ISO, F5/1/320 @ 70mm.
Greg Hansen Photography PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Greg Hansen Photography (member) 10 years ago
IndySunriseMarch1st by Greg Hansen Photography

Indy sunrise from the White River area
Stewart Imagery 10 years ago
Sunset KW5 DSC_6810

I would love to be a professional sunset photographer, traveling the world capturing such beauty, and getting travel expenses covered! Dream job!!! :)
jamiesimage 10 years ago
Brian Grissom 10 years ago
We will become silhouettes...
jake medlong 10 years ago
tree and sky2
Valerie Everett 10 years ago
Good morning sun
photo_salinas Posted 9 years ago. Edited by photo_salinas (member) 9 years ago
World Fest 8

Kevin Kiley modeling during the Lighting 1 class. I like how part of the silhouette is all black and part is shaded. No post-work done.
shelbyR 9 years ago
Swinging in the sun!
diong 9 years ago
brash recess [deleted] 9 years ago
sunset of capital
nathanrhoades PRO 9 years ago
IMG_2056 by nathanrhoades
nathanrhoades PRO 9 years ago
IMG_2079 by nathanrhoades
nathanrhoades PRO 9 years ago
IMG_2073 by nathanrhoades

This photo was taken a week or so ago while here in Bonita Beach, Florida. It was shot at the private beach access for Bonita Bay residents. Beautiful night.
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