Silhouette Portrait At Sunset

Unique people shots that emphasis gesture

Simplifies the image by removing details, which makes the image far stronger

Emphasises shape, lots of contrast


  • A sunset
  • Another person.


  • Get person to stand directly in front of the sun.
  • Do not look directly into the sun!! Look at the monitor on the back of your camera instead.
  • If you need to, crouch down so your camera is low
  • Take a test photo. You want the person to be completely dark, if you make out details on their face after the first photo, dial the exposure compensation down -1. Dial it down further if you need too.
  • Direct person to strike up a succession of wacky poses such as standing on one foot, arms pointing in different directions, jumping.