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Offline TSOPTC

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Producing silhouettes
« on: April 02, 2010, 08:21:53 PM »
Just wondering about silhouettes.

I think I have an idea of how to do them but just want to check.

Do I have to meter for the bright part of the picture usually behind the subject?

For example in this picture I would meter for one of the windows?
(I was trying to get a silhouette in this picture but didnt quite nail it)

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Offline Rob aka [minolta mad]

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Re: Producing silhouettes
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 10:08:58 PM »
Yes you are right in getting a silhouette, you have to meter for the brightest part of the image.


Offline barry100

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Re: Producing silhouettes
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 03:05:23 PM »
I dont think a silhouette would have worked here no matter what metering you used because where the subject is placed is to dark all round. The table/bench that he is sitting at would just turn black and be the same colour as the guy so they would blend in together and all you would see is a head at the window/opening.

I could be wrong though so if you have a silhouette done from the same exact composition pleas post it so i can have a look ;)