A&P How are you supposed to take effective silhouette pictures?

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    I have the sun face my lens but I am still able see colors and details on my subject.
     
  2. Redliner7

    Redliner7 New Member

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    shoot quicker/slower f-stop.

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  3. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    meter off your subject, compensate down by a minimum of -3.0eV
     
  4. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    can I do this in PP?
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    in PP, use the curves tool and push down the midtones towards the shadows range

    "curves" is just a remapping tool allowing you to make non-linear mappings of what is captured from your camera's imager to shadows, midtones and highlights.
     
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    Will focusing on the background rather than the subject work?
     
  7. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    yeah, open the photo in photoshop and use the brush to paint them stark black
     
  8. e.pie

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    personally I use a camera to take them :hsughno:





















    but seriously, just use a faster shutter speed :hs:
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    Just use a faster shutter speed so the background is exposed correctly. At sunset it's fairly easy to do it.


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  10. Beeno

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    Take the pic, then lower your exposure until you can't see the details. If the background starts looking underexposed, then you need to touch it up with photoshop.
     
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    :nono: only use this as a backup, you should get it right in the camera first, especially with something this easy
     
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    gotta make sure their heads are turned so you can make out details of the face and not jut a round head against a colored sky
     
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    mojito New Member

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    I did a final project on these on 4x5 :noes:

    I should see if I can dig them up
     

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