Black And White Silhouette Photography Woman

Black and white silhouette photography poses a little challenge to the woman photographer, because you have to use the contrast between light and shadow to create drama. You can achieve this using just black and white film, but if you don’t have it then just use a silhouette photo card, or an ordinary picture frame. The first thing you need to do is set up your camera settings correctly. These two settings are focusing and exposure. If you have a good studio then you should have everything else in perfect order, but if not then just get it right with the equipment you have.

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If you have a larger camera then just point it at the woman silhouette and get it as close as you can to capturing her silhouette. Bring her to life by pointing the camera at her head, and slightly to one side, this will make her appear thinner. Make her arms and legs smaller by turning the camera away from them slightly. Use the depth of field to make the depth of field be smaller, this will make the subject seem closer. This is also a great way to hide any blurring issues that may occur due to flash.

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Once you have focused the camera correctly, you will need to place the model inside the black and white background. You should make sure that you do not show any details of her face, such as her nose or lips, because then it will not be clearly seen. Make sure that the background is just large enough for the woman to stand still and see her features clearly. Now you can start taking pictures. This is a good time to make small adjustments to the background in order to make the photo look more professional.

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You need to keep the background lit dim and simple. If there are any bright colors on the model’s dress then make sure they are also lit dimly. Bright colors will over-power the black and white effect and give a washed out and dull look to the picture. The background has to be just the right color and size in order for the photo to be effective. You can even use a simple whiteboard to create a black and white silhouette on which you can sit and take the picture.

Now it is time to make the woman stand still. Use some props to move the woman so that her back, neck and shoulders are not stiff and her movements are easy to see. In order to get a clear silhouette, make sure that the woman’s clothes are pulled down to just above her knees.

Take several shots while the woman is standing still, moving her arms and torso side to side as she appears more alive and animated. It is important to keep the silhouette as natural as possible. If possible, have the woman hold still for several minutes to make sure that her body gets the true depth and dimension that it needs. If you cannot hold still, make sure that you know how to angle your camera so that you can move the camera to get the effect that you want.

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When you have the woman in front of the black and white background, make sure that you do something to get her attention. Perhaps place a red rose here or there, or other surprise gesture that catches the woman’s eye. Continue to take photographs as you slowly guide the woman towards you and the shot you want to use. When you have the perfect shot, make sure that you erase the background.

Taking photographs with a silhouette is quite different from traditional photojournalism. If you want to try this style out, make sure that you practice until you are sure that you can do the job well. This can take a little practice, but it can also be developed during your time as a freelance photographer. If you follow these steps, you should soon find yourself developing the skills to make great silhouette images every time.

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