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Don Quixote silhouette | by Anne Davis 773
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Don Quixote silhouette

I'm having fun with silhouettes - gives you a chance to be creative! Here are the steps:

1. Make sure the subject is backlit. If you are using the sun, let a tree or something else block the sun's direct light.

2. Use "spot" metering and meter off something other than the subject. I metered off the sky.

3. Choose a strong subject that is a recognizable shape that will be interesting to look at. It should be a definite shape.

3. Get as close as you can to your subject and frame your image so that the brightest light sets off the subject.

4. Make sure your flash is turned off.

5. Try different angles and if you have more than one shape, try to keep them separated.

6. Have fun!

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Taken on May 24, 2010