Recipe for capturing silhouette shots.
1. For starters I set my camera on AV mode at a 5.6 to 8.0 Aperture.
2. Then I focused on the sky beyond my subject to see what the camera would say my shutter speed should be.
3. Next I took a shot. The camera gave me exposure to the sky as well as the subject/ so I could see both.
4. The final step is how I ultimately got the silhouette effect. I switched to Manuel mode and sped my shutter speed up from where it was on the last shot. I looked at the back of my camera to see if the subjects where darker. I just kept speeding the shutter speed up until my subjects where dark and the sky was bright.
Here are the dramatic effects I came up with.
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