Photographing silhouettes is one of my favorite types of photography. It is also one of the easiest and most dramatic. Photographs of silhouettes usually contain rich colors that draw your attention toward the subject due to the contrast of light and dark.
Photographing silhouettes is one of the easiest genres of photography because it is one of the few times I ever put my camera on Auto mode and just start shooting. Modern cameras are extremely good at exposing for the light parts of image. Exposing for the light parts (in the background) will render your subject (in the foreground) very dark or black. Here are a few easy steps to get some great silhouette shots.
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