47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

In photography, a silhouette is defined as an outline that appears dark against a light background. More specifically, it is where the subject is seen as a black shape without detail against a brighter background.

A silhouette is achieved by photographing into the light – preferably with the subject directly in front of the light. Some of the best silhouette photographs are taken at sunrise or sunset, when the sun is just on the horizon – that is the moment when the sun causes the sky to be at its brightest, giving a greater contrast between the sky and the subject of the photograph.

sillhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

47 Silhouette Photography

The technique is not easy, and there is a lot more involved than in my short explanation here. There is a selection of resources about taking silhouette photography included after the showcase.

So here is a selection of stunning silhouette photographs where the creative photographers got it absolutely right!

Andando
andando 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Just Waiting
just-waiting 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Perspective
perspective 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Method Silhouette
method-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

I said to the man…
I-said-to-the-man 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

When All Limits Are Crossed
when-all-limits-are-crossed 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Gabbiani al tramonto
gabbianialtramonto 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Reflection Kiss
reflection-kiss 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Winding up
winding-up 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Landscape
landscape 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Russia
russia 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette-1
silhouette-1 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Green Shadows
green-shadows 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Art Studio
art-studio 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette-2
silhouette-2 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Li River Sunrise
li-river-sunrise 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Cowgirl
cowgirl 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

My heart will go on
my-heart-will-go-on 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Power
power 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette at Sunset
silhouette-at-sunset 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Cowbow and his Mount at Sunset
cowboy-and-his-mountat-sunset 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

16:57
1657 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Reflections
reflections 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Camel Silhouette
camel-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Strangers in the Night
strangers-in-the-night 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Sunday Sunset on Rabat Beach
sunday-sunset-on-rabat-beach 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Sunrise Paddling on the North Canadian River
sunrise-paddling-on-the-north-canadian-river 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Santos – Brazil
santos-brazil 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Sunset in Lisbon
sunset-in-lisbon 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Untitled
untitled 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Munich in Silhouette
munichin-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Tabled Silhouette
tabled-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Miss Silhouette
miss-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Great Blue Heron Silhouette
great-blue-heron-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Knotts Windmill Silhouette
knotts-windmill-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Columbian Black Spider Monkey Silhouette
columbian-black-spider-monkey-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Sunset Silhouette
sunset-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouettes
silhouettes 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Nature FM
nature-fm 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette-3
silhouette-3 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Water
water 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette-4
silhouette-4 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Birds Silhouette Flight
birds-silhouette-flight 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette-5
silhouette-5 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette in Orange
SilhouetteinOrange 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette-6
silhouette-6 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Fountain Silhouette
fountain-silhouette 47 Stunning and Creative Examples of Silhouette Photography

Silhouette Photography – Tips and Tricks

Conclusion

There is more involved in silhouette photography than may at first meet the eye, therefore, great shots of silhouettes are quite an achievement, requiring a creative eye, possibly a very early morning start and a lot of patience.

Have you taken a great silhouette photograph, or have you come across any that we have missed here? Please share your thoughts and links with us in the comments below.

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