Tip of the Day – Silhouetto

Tip of the Day – Silhouetto

Silhouettes – I love them! Capturing and editing them is such a massive topic with so much to consider, but it’s all covered in RealShoots Episode 10. In fact, the second editing video is nearly 30 minutes long and dives deep into the process of editing a silhouette, getting super creative and even performing a complete sky replacement!

If I could share just one tip for silhouettes it would be that if you’re including multiple subjects (multiple dogs or dogs + humans), ensure your subjects are standing a little apart from each other – not overlapping in any way. Face dogs towards their owners so they are side on to you, and have some kind of connection between them – whether it be a touch or even just a leash to link them. Without the benefit of facial expressions to convey expression, you need to rely on posture, pose and body language to tell the story.

Again, that’s probably more than one tip!

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 16-35mm ƒ/4L IS @ 24mm, ISO 320, 1/500 sec, ƒ/5

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