How do you take silhouette photos?
Here's how I took these photos in my kitchen!
- I set up my backdrop stand and backdrop. You don't need to roll it down all the way onto the floor if you are cropping your images at the waist.
- I put my camera on my tripod and set it up so that I could use my wireless remote to take the pictures.
- I put my external flash on a separate tripod and put it behind me and to my left, slightly pointed toward the backdrop itself.
- After putting the wireless flash trigger on both my camera body and external flash, the flash would go off when I pressed the shutter release or used my remote to take the picture.
- On manual mode, I used a low ISO (ISO 200 for example, a high shutter speed (1/800 for example), and a high f stop (f4 or f8 for example). This allows for less light to enter your camera when you take the picture, so you can achieve the silhouette effect. I played around with the settings until I got the look I wanted.
- All that was left was to take the pictures with my husband and get some self portraits!
- I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to edit my pictures most of the time!