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Captivating Silhouette Photos for Photo Inspiration

by . November 11th, 2010

Silhouette Photography is a technique used by photographers in taking pictures of people, landscape, and other objects against the light. The object or scene consists of a visible outline with its interior being featureless because it appears dark or black against a lighter background. To achieve an image in silhouette form, you have to be intelligent and innovative enough to use the right lighting techniques.

In silhouette photography, the sun is the most common source of bright light, but some photographers use artificial light when capturing an image indoor. Some of the important tips and techniques used to take a silhouette picture would be to choose a subject with a defined and recognizable shape, you need to have a strong light source, the camera must be set into a manual mode, and the strobe or flash must be turned off.

Here are 30 examples of silhouette photos captured by awesome and creative photographers around the world. Check them out for inspiration and get ready to shoot your own captivating silhouette photo after reading this post!

Compare and Contrast

Silhouette Photos - Compare and Contrast
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Angels in a Field

Silhouette Photos - Angels in a Field
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Silhouette of Two Giraffes

Silhouette Photos - Silhouette of Two Giraffes
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On a Silhouette Day II

Silhouette Photos - On a Silhouette Day II
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Jumping Silhouette

Silhouette Photos - Jumping Silhouette
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On a Silhouette Day III

Silhouette Photos - On a Silhouette Day III
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Silhouette Shooter

Silhouette Photos - Silhouette Shooter
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In The Blue

Silhouette Photos - In The Blue
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Silhouette

Silhouette Photos - Silhouette
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IMG 9861 Original

Silhouette Photos - IMG 9861 Original
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Tend to the Gaggle

Silhouette Photos - Tend to the Gaggle
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Power

Silhouette Photos - Power
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Ferris Wheel, Fall Fair

Silhouette Photos - Ferris Wheel Fall Fair
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World’s Favorite Sport

Silhouette Photos - Worlds Favorite Sport
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Landscape

Silhouette Photos - Landscape
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Finding your Place in the Sun

Silhouette Photos - Finding your Place in the Sun
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Sea Silhouette

Silhouette Photos - Sea Silhouette
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Reach for the Sky

Silhouette Photos - Reach for the Sky
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Golden Sunrise

Silhouette Photos - Golden Sunrise
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Silhouettes 4

Silhouette Photos - Silhouettes 4
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Like a Painting Silhouette

Silhouette Photos - Like a Painting Silhouette
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Nkorho Sunrise

Silhouette Photos - Nkorho Sunrise
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La Nuit Vient

Silhouette Photos - La Nuit Vient
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Shine

Silhouette Photos - Shine
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Paradise

Silhouette Photos - Paradise
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Palm Silhouette

Silhouette Photos - Palm Silhouette
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Sailing to the Sun

Sailing to the Sun
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The Silhouette of the City of Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia

Silhouette Photos - Kulala Lumpur Malaysia
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Bay Bridge Silhouette

Silhouette Photos - Bay Bridge Silhouette
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Flower Silhouette

Silhouette Photos - Flower Silhouette
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