12 Stunning Silhouette Shots - Digital Photography School

12 Stunning Silhouette Shots

One of our most popular posts on this site is How to Photograph Silhouettes.

Today I thought I’d add to the theory of the topic by posting some examples of silhouettes to give a little inspiration to take some of your own.

silhouette-1.jpgImage by Luza

silhouette-11.jpgImage by Thomas Hawk
silhouette-9.jpgImage by 3blindmice
silhouette-7.jpgImage by Alexbip
silhouette-5.jpgImage by !!sahrizvi!!
silhouette-6.jpgSilhouette by !!sahrivi!!
silhouette-3.jpgPhoto by FreeWine
silhouette-8.jpgPhoto by simpologist
silhouette-12.jpgPhoto by Kalandrakas
silhouette-10.jpgSilhouette by Yves Lorson
silhouette-4.jpgImage by Thomas Hawk
silhouette-2.jpgPhoto by Fort Photo

Have you taken any Silhouettes? Share them in our forum’s Share Your Shots section.

 

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • keerthy720

    Check out my Instagram profile n kindly share ur feedback

  • Rocky Velasquez

    Sunset in San Diego California

  • Rocky Velasquez

    Sunset at San Diego California

  • Joel Minton

    Here is one from the beach.

  • Mukund Umra

    Send yours please.

  • Mukund Umra

    Beautiful.

  • Michelle

    Impressive!!

  • Ashray Gogte

    I came across this awesome page just now… thought I would share one of my shots as well.

Some older comments

  • Eva

    September 1, 2013 09:35 am

    Not sure if it qualifies, but this is my favourite :-)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/evawlg/8721875331/in/set-72157633423904245

  • Diego Galárraga Sugoniaev

    June 9, 2013 03:07 am

    Here are some of mine... Enjoy!

    http://500px.com/photo/13392721

    http://500px.com/photo/14819093

    http://500px.com/photo/11280233

  • Phil

    June 8, 2013 03:43 am

    Blue herons seem to be a popular silhouette subject. Here's mine:

  • Jason St. Petersburg Photographer

    June 4, 2013 03:44 am

    I really like the third from the top image of the boy running, you do not often see an action silhouette shot.

    Myself, I do not often make silhouette images, but a great blue heron sitting in front of the setting sun I could not pass up:

    http://jasoncollinphotography.com/blog/2011/5/10/snell-isle-series-05-great-blue-heron-sunset-silhouette.html

  • JanRic

    June 3, 2013 08:04 pm

    Hello All,
    Excellent photos !!
    Here is one I just made a couple of weeks ago in Namibia (Etosha)... I do really like it, and I hope you will too.

    http://www.jurphoto.com/#/Voyages/Travel/Etosha 2013/IMG_4967.jpg

  • Zain Abdullah

    June 3, 2013 01:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing those great silhouette images. Silhouette is one of my favourites and would like to share some of my selected silhouette images:

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/tmtower/e236fb272
    The TM Tower

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/dawntodusk/e15654fda
    Fishing

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/dawntodusk/e2a89a753
    Fishing

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/hotairballoon/e37245238
    Shadows of spectators during the hot air balloon fiesta

  • Oleesha

    May 8, 2013 01:55 am

    Fantastic examples. I'd better get practising!

  • Bernardo Ellingson

    October 12, 2012 06:16 am

    This definitely is fairly fantastic. That may be certainly give me an notion.

  • Ernesto Borges

    May 14, 2012 02:56 pm

    Some of my attemp

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ernestoborges/6689191933/in/set-72157628851554887

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ernestoborges/6689192361/in/set-72157628851554887

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ernestoborges/6694142021/in/set-72157628851554887/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ernestoborges/6694143027/in/set-72157628851554887/

    All of them were taken in krabi Thailand in a second honey moon with my wife just a beautiful sky in the late afternoon

  • Hanne

    May 4, 2012 06:06 am

    Wonderful silhouette shots, I have to try this. Thank you I appreciate your site and all it's wonderful tips.

  • Fairfax Newborn Photographer / Chasing Moments

    February 22, 2012 12:45 pm

    Found this page via pinterest and so happy I did! LOVE the selection of silhoette photos, my favorite is the man in a boat... but they are all stunning! I am so inspired now, am going to pin this page and try to do some creative silhoette shots in my sessions now!

  • Prati Photography

    February 1, 2012 01:58 am

    Here's a silhouette of some Temple structures:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pratiphotography/6795812709/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • lawrence

    December 1, 2011 02:15 pm

    I love silhoute photograpy. uhm inspiring and fantastic

  • Salahuddin Ahmad

    October 1, 2011 12:18 am

    Just posted another one today and wanted to share with you

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neelelora/6198008528/in/photostream/

    Thanks

  • Yliram

    September 30, 2011 02:47 am

  • Arnold

    August 30, 2011 12:38 am

    One of mine
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/avanherreweghe/5716962220/in/photostream

  • benedict

    July 2, 2011 03:27 pm

    This is one of my first shot

  • abhishek

    May 6, 2011 01:49 am

    very nice pictures and i love photos

  • javier

    April 14, 2011 08:23 pm

    Great examples!

    Here is one of my attempts:

    http://jlopez.ende.cc/?p=305

  • javier

    April 14, 2011 08:19 pm

    Great examples!

    Here is one of my attempts:

    http://jlopez.ende.cc/?p=305
    [eimg url='http://jlopez.smugmug.com/Travel/Japan/19032010-IMGP5386-Editar/1217635188_pEAta-M.jpg' title='1217635188_pEAta-M.jpg']

  • Isang

    April 11, 2011 09:19 pm

    I am indeed inspired with your work. I haven't yet taking this type of photos,but sure I will, I am amazed with your photos.

  • Gary

    April 2, 2011 08:16 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/18561041@N06/5559922692/in/photostream/
    Heres one of mine

  • Gary

    April 2, 2011 08:13 am

    Nice stuff guys, enjoyed them all.[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/18561041@N06/5559922692/' title='Seagull at Sunrise 12-18-09' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/5559922692_1a5ab79d7e.jpg']

  • David

    March 29, 2011 02:49 pm

    Love silhouette pictures, they have that special "feeling"...
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidproesmans/5130339461/' title='Silhouette' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/5130339461_e6f98449b3.jpg']

  • JohnB

    March 28, 2011 11:48 am

    I think silhouettes are a lot of fun, and very instructive on how to to learn photography. Without really thinking about them as silhouettes, I've been taking them for some time now. I imagine that we all have, based on some of the examples put up so far.

    I've learned a lot from reading Rowse's DPS articles. But this is the first time that I read one on silhouettes. The linked article is very instructive. But, mainly, it is just being aware of their existence that I find instructive. I look through shots of myself and others and see them now with a new eye. I see how they both expose and hide. They bring drama by understating detail.

    I LOVE silhouettes. Thanks for making me aware of them.
    Here are two beach scenes from my folder of last summer.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/jbarresi/Summer2010#5539596213084804722
    https://picasaweb.google.com/jbarresi/Summer2010#5539517149749552738

  • Mustafa Khayat

    March 28, 2011 10:32 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/mustafakhayat/5562203120/' title='The 26th of March photoshoot' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5562203120_a795fd381c.jpg']

  • Kanchan Karai

    March 27, 2011 01:58 pm

  • Veronica

    March 27, 2011 12:14 pm

    This is the same picture but correct URL.

    http://wonkaoneshoesphotos.blogspot.com/2011/03/silhouette.html

  • Veronica

    March 27, 2011 12:11 pm

    This is another of my silhouettes.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K7uJy8bKnY4/TY1Dw4A6nlI/AAAAAAAAA_Y/vqPCR4KHeaQ/s1600/Navarre+FL+Vacation+jul09+%252831%2529.JPG

  • Randy

    March 27, 2011 12:09 pm

    The first photo was kinda creepy.

  • Paul

    March 26, 2011 09:29 pm

    Super images!! Loved the canoe shot!!!

  • Ferdinand

    March 26, 2011 06:11 pm

    How come silhouette photo's are so appreciated? I made an enormous amount of shots at an outtatown wedding in Indonesia, all great photo's (ahem) but my fave indeed is one of my son and some relatives in the canoe taken against the sunset, a bit like photo #7...I believe it's because it creates some sort of intimacy that most people can relate to, as you can tell from all the enthusiastic replies! Lovely examples.

  • Ed O'Keeffe

    March 26, 2011 10:59 am

    I think the two best of the photographs above are the black and white of the child running away from the camera, the shadow is perfect. The second is the amazing sky with four people and their bikes. The things that I notice the most about these images is the colours, reflections and shadows that take the silhouettes to the next level.

    My personal favourite is a shot I took a few years ago of my dad shooting a sunset up in the Lake District here in England...

  • Martin

    March 26, 2011 02:03 am

    Some great shots above, here's my contribution http://www.flickr.com/photos/35883591@N08/5478054301/

  • Debbie A.

    March 26, 2011 12:40 am

    Presque Isle, Pa. just before a storm.

  • Dave

    March 26, 2011 12:35 am

    I love the 5th pickure in the set. this is one of my attempts at a silhoutte.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klisc/5520109681/in/photostream/

  • Vijay

    March 25, 2011 08:47 pm

    stunning shots there.....

    here's one from my collection ---

    http://www.vijaysphotoverse.com/archives/977

    -Vijay

  • Harsh

    March 25, 2011 05:53 pm

    great shots !
    here is one from my side please have a look:

    Thanks

    Harsh

  • Harsh

    March 25, 2011 05:40 pm

    great shots !
    here is one from my side please have a look:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29065845@N05/5557490457/

    Thanks
    --
    Harsh

  • kloworizer

    March 25, 2011 03:42 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kloworizer/5290066776/

  • Bernie

    March 25, 2011 09:16 am

    All the sil shots are impressive. Hawk's was significant to me because this did not use direct sun or moon light. Really stunned with the colour! Great thinking, blew the box away!!

  • Nick

    March 25, 2011 07:11 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksk/5317783700/in/set-72157625605030719/

  • Nick

    March 25, 2011 07:09 am

    Right place at the right time

  • Robert

    March 25, 2011 04:45 am

    One of the things I love about dps is the inspiration I get from reading about new ideas and old ideas I've forgotten about. Thanks to this article I am going to work on capturing my toddler son in a sillhouette play composition. He's growing so quickly I need to get all the shots I can using different creative approaches before its too late and he's all grown up . Thanks DPS!

  • Celesta

    March 25, 2011 02:33 am

    My version of the Museum D'Orsay silhouettes:
    http://celesta.smugmug.com/Portfolio/People/14024263_iUjJg#1032830660_vsS7F

  • Bill

    March 25, 2011 02:23 am

    Here's a couple others you might enjoy...

    https://picasaweb.google.com/gwcoan/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCJOajLvTg-HDCQ#slideshow/5587662616880529106

    https://picasaweb.google.com/gwcoan/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCJOajLvTg-HDCQ#slideshow/5587664355226470978

    https://picasaweb.google.com/gwcoan/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCJOajLvTg-HDCQ#slideshow/5587662070112097602

  • Erik Kerstenbeck

    March 25, 2011 01:58 am

    Hi

    Here is a portrait; Model Shoot: http://t.co/0ql5eaE

    Also from redondo Beach after sunset: Fishermen: http://t.co/lP4n1BM

  • Hgumula

    March 25, 2011 01:57 am

    Those were AMAZING. LOVE the shots!!!! (red fish especially)

  • Keith Skinner

    March 25, 2011 01:52 am

    All beautiful images but the first and third are truly spectacular - incredible images.

  • Jill Samter Photography

    March 25, 2011 01:23 am

    absolutely stunning shots. love many in the comments too. t he one with the man and the net simply AMAZING capture!

  • bycostello

    March 24, 2011 10:13 pm

    love the red in teh fishing shot...

  • Barbie

    March 24, 2011 05:43 pm

    OMG!!! This is STUNNING!!!!!! LOVE the SHOT!!!!! :D

  • Farhan Shaheen

    March 24, 2011 05:34 pm

  • Farhan Shaheen

    March 24, 2011 05:17 pm

    and this, Silhouette of a crow.

  • ShootTokyo

    March 24, 2011 03:38 pm

    These are great. Thanks for sharing.

  • ScottC

    March 24, 2011 02:52 pm

    One of very few silhouettes I've taken, my best one.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/5417928725/

  • Veronica

    March 24, 2011 02:49 pm

    Here are some older pics of silhouettes.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonkaoneshoe/5554480421/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonkaoneshoe/5555065414/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonkaoneshoe/5554479899/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonkaoneshoe/5555064998/in/photostream/

  • Veronica

    March 24, 2011 11:44 am

    Here's mine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonkaoneshoe/5554387434/

  • Barry

    March 24, 2011 11:33 am

    I have a few to share.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5394040865/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5347303631/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5344557841/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5344002243/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/stochasticmotions/5343997781/

  • jim

    March 24, 2011 11:09 am

    Love these, especially the red fishing net and the people against a sunset. Didn't have plans for this weekend but now I'm inspired to try for some more silhouettes.

    Took this one about 2 years ago and need to try for some more.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/lkn4aurum/3539045620/' title='He's Running Late - Silhouettes & Shadows' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2181/3539045620_576aeba59d_z.jpg']

  • NCS

    March 24, 2011 09:47 am

  • Salahuddin Ahmad Photography

    March 24, 2011 09:38 am

    Wow !!

    What a wonderful blog. Lot to learn from here.

    Here are two example of my work

    Sunrise above Melbourne CBD through my window (sunrise Silhouette)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neelelora/4537077059/
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/neelelora/4537077059/' title='Sunrise above Melbourne CBD through my window' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4537077059_21915cf7eb.jpg']

    The last day (Pregnancy Silhouette)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neelelora/4953809057/
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/neelelora/4953809057/' title='The last day' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/4953809057_d46b4f969f.jpg']

    Thanks for visiting

    - Salahuddin

  • mlfodor

    March 24, 2011 09:23 am

    This was taken at Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Fl. 1) Little girl doing hand stands in the surf in the surf and 2) hands.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/114617978824574632225/MiscPhotos#5475159000517767218
    https://picasaweb.google.com/114617978824574632225/MiscPhotos#5509701546181241746

  • Sheri

    March 24, 2011 08:43 am


    I love silhouettes

  • Sheri

    March 24, 2011 08:42 am

  • Sheri

    March 24, 2011 08:41 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/90843565@N00/5530345401/

  • Jen

    March 24, 2011 08:17 am

    These silhouettes are amazing. Here's mine of my little 10-month old and her furry companion:

    http://jenniferkrafchik.typepad.com/jennifer_krafchik_photo_b/2011/03/this-mo.html

    She has recently discovered the window and now the 2 of them like to watch the comings and goings of our neighbors.

  • David Lunt

    March 24, 2011 07:45 am

    Thanks for the great story and inspiring pictures!

  • ANGIE

    March 24, 2011 07:33 am

    Wow Amazing photos, I don't know which one is my fave. I love them all.

  • Devansh

    March 24, 2011 07:32 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynastyphotoinc/4464908004/' title='Come Along, Follow Me' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4464908004_9540510135.jpg'][eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynastyphotoinc/3642117858/' title='The Most Colorful Silhouette' url='http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3642117858_a2d64eefb0.jpg']

  • Belinda

    March 24, 2011 07:28 am

    Here are a couple of mine that I like..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beezez/5463471339/in/set-72157625972680739/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/beezez/5463473485/in/set-72157625972680739/

  • Ryan

    March 24, 2011 06:43 am

    Ahh, I love silhouettes! Here are a couple of mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_colbert/5511619314/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_colbert/5538083240/
    Haha, I guess I really like jumping silhouettes :)

  • salman

    February 24, 2011 06:59 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sid4464/

  • Greg Jordan

    May 27, 2010 02:59 am

    These are nice.

    Here's my silhouette set on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregoryjordan/sets/72157612611289551/

  • Mark

    April 16, 2010 08:03 am

    Those are great photos, i'm a fan of silhouette and i'll practice more on these craft.

  • Pam

    April 14, 2010 11:56 pm

    Perhaps no harm was meant, and I mean not to start trouble, but I don't care for remarks such as "I have seen better". I think it more useful to encourage someone to develop their potential talent, but offering positive statements maybe with a useful tip, of a photograph that someone was obviously proud enough to offer to view in a public forum. This person should not be discouraged. I speak up because I love photography to the point that I photograph anything I can find endlessly, ....on my iphone, because at this time I cannot even afford a point and shoot, let alone a serious camera. But that does not daunt my aspiration to be a photographer when the time is right, and to be as creative as I can be, going around the obvious limitations of a 3.2 megapixel camera phone without a flash. I just use different editing programs, be as creative and original as I can, and I am quite proud of some of my creations, and have recieved many compliments on my photographs.
    Please encourage art.
    Thank you.

  • manohar

    March 20, 2010 10:12 pm

    superb i became great fan of silhouett on seeing this piczs..........

  • wazime

    March 17, 2010 02:52 am

    Inspiration oozes through this post. Thanks.

  • Jessie

    February 11, 2010 12:40 pm

    You images are absolutely stunning.... I can't say how much I liked them. There was something even spiritual about the way you captured those scenes. Extremely good pictures.

  • Jun P. Alcazar

    December 26, 2009 09:50 pm

    hi there. I really wanted to learn how to take good pictures. I already got Canon 500D and I have already took some shots, but I am not satisfied with the results. Can you please help me on what software do I need so that my pictures will be good like the pros. Thank you so much.

  • Gaj

    November 26, 2009 03:02 am

    Here are some of my shots that I count among my faves!

    [img]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_QQnQNbvRMLk/SMh1j5diFII/AAAAAAAAEqg/VZIJPstDzZg/s640/IMG_0519.JPG[/img]
    Sea Gull against a setting sky.. Island Beach State Park, NJ

    [img]http://lh5.ggpht.com/_f7YyS2bkWC8/Sojood6z6lI/AAAAAAAAADs/lRChgIQiw0Q/s640/IMG_2826.jpg[/img]
    Clicked aboard a cruise boat - Ellis Island, NY

    [img]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_f7YyS2bkWC8/SojomG6fluI/AAAAAAAAADg/YfTRjQk38V0/s640/IMG_2815.jpg[/img]
    Manhattan Bridge, New York City, NY

  • gmomada

    November 19, 2009 12:43 pm

    Here's my only successful try at silhouettes. Taken last spring at our local park.[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/20440192@N08/3505404775/in/set-72157617670577985/[/img]

  • gmomada

    November 19, 2009 09:39 am

    More, much more, than "stunning." Tried to pick a favorite. Couldn't. Will now read everything on the site on this subject. Loved it.

  • SWP

    November 4, 2009 10:36 pm

    wow, great images!

  • Vrigil Tel

    November 4, 2009 10:08 pm

    With due respect, I have seen more beautiful silhouette images than the pictures presented here.

  • afaris

    November 4, 2009 04:06 pm

    hello,great photos..here's my attempt..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44262984@N05/4073059826/
    feel free to critique

  • Carol Bray

    October 9, 2009 09:50 pm

    http://keddoann.smugmug.com/photos/674919833_ofKco-M.jpg

  • Carol Bray

    October 9, 2009 09:49 pm

    OK...... back in Aug, you wrote about silhouette photography and I wrote and said I was not educated enough to do this but decided to give it a try anyway. Here's what I took... Now I want to take more....

  • tania

    October 7, 2009 11:06 pm

    THis is my first silhouette :)

    http://whenimhigh.com.ua/displayimage.php?album=13&pos=16

    I like shadows)

    http://whenimhigh.com.ua/displayimage.php?album=13&pos=13

    http://whenimhigh.com.ua/displayimage.php?album=19&pos=3

  • ROD B. FERMIN

    September 7, 2009 12:09 pm

    silhouette plus accompanying shadow(the natural silhouette) make a great composition!

  • Bogdan Zaharie

    September 1, 2009 03:52 am

    Great picture the one with bycicles, sky is also a plus to composition

  • Odisseus

    August 31, 2009 05:59 am

    Amazing... Love the couple by the clock

  • Joette

    August 27, 2009 11:47 pm

    I am also a silhouette fan and this is also my first time to post. Amazing shots and truly inspirational! And, thank you Darren for such a great website! Love it!

  • Amber

    August 26, 2009 09:26 am

    Love these! (and so many more on this site) I just took my first shots silhouette style, by accident. I was pretty pleased by the results, but didn’t know if I could do it again. Thanks for the great tips.

  • Dave

    August 26, 2009 03:02 am

    Heres my best three attempts:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmario/3852799381/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmario/3855055726/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmario/3726095335/

  • Isabelle

    August 12, 2009 09:05 pm

    That's some amazing photos! They're really inspiring :)

  • rob

    August 12, 2009 06:37 pm

    Thank you for the article and wonderful photos

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahsoft/3238891014/in/set-72157612253191679/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahsoft/3083266744

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahsoft/3042690773

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahsoft/2892122982

  • Rajesh

    August 12, 2009 04:59 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rajeshlalwani/3272272352/in/set-72157621082693659/

  • Chuck Walker

    August 8, 2009 09:28 am

    I love backlit shots. We even offer a workshop on it at the college where I teach...

    Here are some of my favs that I have done...

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=silhouette&w=88541630%40N00&s=rec

  • manpreet

    August 8, 2009 02:35 am

    these are beautiful!!

  • Bouke Peterson

    August 7, 2009 08:10 pm

    Nice subject Silhouettes.
    I just love backlit scenes, often edgy captures!
    Some examples of my own experience with taking silhouettes:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30298393@N07/3795609915/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30298393@N07/3796428502/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30298393@N07/3551983048/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30298393@N07/3177234437/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30298393@N07/2899408245/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30298393@N07/2899251227/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30298393@N07/2860918640/

    Darren, keep up the good work!

  • Lynsey

    August 7, 2009 05:52 pm

    Sharp intake of breath! Just had a shock when I saw the picture taken of the clock face in Paris with the two figures in front as I have the exact same image! At first I thought it was my photo, but then remembered mine only has one figure in it. I took it years ago with my 35mm SLR and I'm sure it was a total fluke - it remains one of my favourite images. Usually so self critical, I can't fault this one.
    How cool! We were both inspired by the same thing!

    These pictures are all amazing. Congratulations everyone!

  • Carol Bray

    August 7, 2009 02:48 pm

    I don't think it's possible for me to take silhouettes... just not enough knowledge in photography... I see the actual sight but I can't capture it ... usually too dark... or something else..

  • jobob Arikan

    August 7, 2009 09:03 am

    http://jobobarikan.deviantart.com/art/OCEAN-JOY-45299869

  • Norm Levin

    August 7, 2009 02:44 am

    Very impressed with the creativity of these contributions. The subject matter can become cliched, like anything else that's overdone. Living near the Pacific Coast has provided me ample opportunities to create silhouettes. I hope I've managed to escape that trap with my work. See these examples for yourself:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26605572@N05/3787183673/in/set-72157621940393458/

  • Gary

    August 7, 2009 01:31 am

    I've only manged to capture landscape silhouettes so far, usually early morning or round sunset

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gungo/3683267957/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gungo/3099252063/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gungo/2974143548

  • political info

    May 31, 2009 10:00 am

    I clicked expecting another 5 pages of mediocre photographs, I leave very impressed.

  • vijay

    April 26, 2009 07:31 pm

    wow i really liked that snow skatting one. Really exiting

  • Praveen

    March 30, 2009 08:17 pm

    Does any of these qualify to be a Silhouette?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ankipraveen/2391308465/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ankipraveen/1386893928/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ankipraveen/1386886302/

  • Kerri Gagne

    March 29, 2009 02:49 am

    I live in a beach city and sunset silhouettes are some of my most favorite photos. What started off as an accident turned into a classic shot!

  • Christopher

    March 28, 2009 11:43 am

    I love the skiing one! All of them are really good though.

  • Jeanne Kamps

    March 28, 2009 05:07 am

    I love your news letter. I really like the way one cover page can take me into the equivilant of a college course by just cliking on a link. The clear depth of each process that you include from start to finish stirs my creative juces. I am a beginner and your knowledge is helping me to not only take better photos but to love doing it! Thanks, Jeanne Kamps

  • Rajev

    March 28, 2009 05:03 am

    Beautiful pics. Each one is unique.

  • question

    March 28, 2009 02:42 am

    I love silhouette photos! The one with the bikers on the beach doesn't look quite real though. It looks like they were cut out and pasted on. When you zoom in, why does it look like the first biker has seams?

  • Marcus

    March 28, 2009 12:46 am

    Great shots, everyone.

    This is my favorite silhouette shot:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypnoeyez99/3263936631/

    I snapped it while we were driving by this refinery on our way home from a shoot trip. I took it while hanging out my friend's car window while driving down the freeway.

  • John Bycroft

    March 27, 2009 11:28 pm

    These are really beautiful and dramatic pictures. Can they be used in articles, on the web etc. or are they copyright?

  • Chris Farrugia

    March 27, 2009 08:30 pm

    beautiful set of silhouettes Darren,
    This is one of my favourite silhouette shots from my collection, taken dusing a sunset at a yacht marina in Malta.
    http://www.chrisfarrugia.net/photography/main.php?g2_itemId=2626

  • Hinh anh dep

    March 27, 2009 02:20 pm

    Stunning photos here!!! Thank Darren!

  • Frank

    March 27, 2009 01:25 pm

    These pics have some real soul. They beautifully
    capture the mood of a moment .

  • John Davis

    March 27, 2009 12:33 pm

    Wow, truly amazing dude, beautiful images. Well done!

    RT
    www.privacy-tools.us.tc

  • Janice Cartier

    March 27, 2009 10:13 am

    THese are just lovely...some remind me of ancient Chines screens they are so epic and timeless. Just beautiful.

  • Michael

    March 27, 2009 05:14 am

    love these pictures! wish i was creative as this haha

  • Gábor

    March 27, 2009 12:40 am

    The problem with silhouette photos is that they can become clichés very easily IMO. Here we can see some that definitely aren't :)
    I like the photo with the owl, the cyclists, and the bridge+traffic light most.

  • ClickandExpose

    March 27, 2009 12:36 am

    Fantastic Photos. I like the photo of the boat by FreeWine. I took this a couple of weeks ago http://www.flickr.com/photos/clickandexpose/3340464178/in/set-72157614274715649/
    You can even see the sailor pulling the ropes on the yaught.

  • themisfit

    March 26, 2009 11:45 pm

    those are great

  • kunal

    March 26, 2009 11:02 pm

    Awesome pictures! I need to dust off my DSLR and start clicking again. Do you have any good resources for learning how to use a Nikon D40X?

  • amir

    March 26, 2009 10:42 pm

    i too shot silhouette photos against the setting sun at the beach creating nice silhouette shots :)

    here are a few of my favorites:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amirpaz/2767657647/in/set-72157604822457995/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amirpaz/2768694884/in/set-72157604822457995/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/amirpaz/2768531920/in/set-72157604823214817/

    amir

  • Eric Mesa

    March 26, 2009 10:24 pm

    I love silhouettes too. Here's one I took in Brooklyn on Brighton Beach. I blew it up to 20x30 and frame it - it's hanging in my dining room.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericsbinaryworld/1339310680/in/set-72157600664222883/

  • meckimac

    March 26, 2009 09:47 pm

    I just realized how many of my Flickr photos are silhouettes. I therefore created that special set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/meckimac/sets/72157615926421776/

  • Fletch

    March 26, 2009 07:49 pm

    I love silhouttes. Here is my favourite one:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesfletcher/2966772770/

  • Oliver

    March 26, 2009 07:47 pm

    Hmmm sweet!
    I keep looking for these situations all the time.

    This one came to life while i was waiting on the train station in Frankfurt Germany:

    Thanks for the inspiring photos
    Oliver

  • approximate

    March 26, 2009 07:06 pm

    I love the shot of the guy in the kayak. It looks like he's paddling in liquid gold.

  • Kelvination

    March 26, 2009 05:52 pm

    Sunrise Silhouettes

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevy47/3118236459/

  • MeiTeng

    March 26, 2009 04:44 pm

    My fav is the man with the fishing net.

  • Custom Silhouettes

    July 21, 2008 03:45 pm

    Here is a blog post I did some time ago which may be of interest to your readers also on creating custom silhouettes.

    http://www.intofotos.com/photography/2008/05/11/creating-custom-silhouettes/

    and some of my silhouettes
    http://flickr.com/photos/intofotos/2482330231/
    http://flickr.com/photos/intofotos/2483200330/
    http://flickr.com/photos/intofotos/2230722576/

  • Patrick

    July 21, 2008 01:56 am

    Here's my favorite silhouette...

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/93874519_6479c3cc74_b.jpg

  • jayvee f.

    July 21, 2008 01:08 am

    hi friends,

    here are some of my attempts at silhouettes:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayvee/2307338925/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayvee/2305877607/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayvee/1968180499/

  • Kenny

    July 20, 2008 10:54 pm

    Very great photos.

    My favourite is the one with the bird,
    then the dolphins and the running little boy.

    Great photos. :-)

  • Gayle

    July 20, 2008 06:45 pm

    I to, love the silhouettes,, one that I haven't even thought of trying. Thank you for showing and a must for me to try.

  • laura - dolcepics

    July 19, 2008 04:16 pm

    Wow, all of them are stunning and so different and creative! But the first one is just amazing!

    My attempt back when I shot in Aperture Priority mode:
    http://www.dolcepics.com/dailypic/fiery-sunset/

    I just used the exposure compensation set to -1.0 and it helped to get the effect.

  • Cinnamon

    July 19, 2008 10:35 am

    I love silhouettes as well! These shots are really nice...makes me want to work harder to achieve more like them...with more contrast. (mine are not as rich looking):(

  • roger  

    July 19, 2008 03:17 am

    my attempt at a silhouette from an old dolphin photo that looked really bad in color! http://on.eti.me/3

  • melody

    July 19, 2008 02:08 am

    Simply gorgeous. Thanks.

  • Jill

    July 19, 2008 01:17 am

    Wow:
    Beautiful work! I am inspired.
    Thank you!

  • Joanna

    July 19, 2008 12:52 am

    Spectacular shots!! I love the simplicity, yet complexity :) of silhouettes.

  • Jeremy

    July 19, 2008 12:44 am

    Wow, I really liked the clock one. I thought that was amazing

  • Maximilian

    July 19, 2008 12:08 am

    Very nice! Love the third one. Here is one of mine:
    http://lucidtones.com/index.php?showimage=38

  • Niki

    July 18, 2008 11:12 pm

    Beautiful!

  • Tom Leuntjens

    July 18, 2008 08:08 pm

    some great shots, nice post

    here are mine,

    http://tomleuntjensphotography.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/part-ii-barbara-stijn-and/

  • Aelina A. Bakar

    July 18, 2008 05:47 pm

    pictures tell thousand of stories.........

  • WendyJRoan

    July 18, 2008 04:18 pm

    Very nice shots - just beautiful. I love Silhouettes; there's a mystique quality about them. Thank you so much for sharing. -- Wendy J. Roan

  • Ehsan

    July 18, 2008 03:17 pm

    Thanks for this beautiful set .
    This is my Silhouette Set in Flickr :

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sefroyek/sets/72157604197559517/

  • Rajat

    July 18, 2008 03:10 pm

    Great Picture..Great effect. Thanks for your article.

  • Rob

    July 18, 2008 09:18 am

    Just stunning images and very inspiring. I've not yet tried my hand at this. Must do. Love the kayaker.

  • Skydancer

    July 18, 2008 08:47 am

    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=352

  • Skydancer

    July 18, 2008 08:46 am

    Leave All Behind :
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=377
    Shadow n the Beach :
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=349
    Autoportrait :
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=360
    You :
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=339

  • Skydancer

    July 18, 2008 08:44 am

    You can see mine too
    I love this effect!

  • Skydancer

    July 18, 2008 08:44 am

    You can see mine too
    I love this effect!

    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=377
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=349
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=360
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=339

  • Skydancer

    July 18, 2008 08:41 am

    Mine too :)
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=377
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=360
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=349
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=352
    http://moonsgirl.com/skydancer/index.php?showimage=339

  • Igor Srdanovic

    July 18, 2008 08:05 am

    Here is my attempt on silhouettes:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsetwilly/1624106747/

  • Ken Klassy

    July 18, 2008 06:54 am

    I really enjoy seeing these shots, very inspiring.

    A beginner's try...

    Taken in Antarctica.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenklassy/2659616031/

  • Wayfaring Wanderer

    July 18, 2008 05:22 am

    Wow, those are amazing! I am partial to the boy running and the red toned fish net photos.......thanks for sharing.

  • Jodi Friedman

    July 18, 2008 05:18 am

    I just did a post on this on my blog too. Mine was over a week ago and discussed how I achieved and edited my beach silhouettes. I really love some of these that are not even beaches - just every day scenes.

    It has inspired me to try some away from the beach too.

    Here is a link to my tutorial in case this can help anyone - especially on the editing side of it:

    Part 1 (photographing): http://mcpactions.com/blog/2008/07/07/how-to-photograph-and-edit-silhouettes-part-1/
    Part 2 (editing): http://mcpactions.com/blog/2008/07/09/how-to-photograph-and-edit-silhouettes-part-2/

    Jodi
    MCP Actions
    www.mcpactions.com

  • Claudia Regina

    July 18, 2008 04:40 am

    I am, in fact, a silhouette fan. And for exactly the same reason you do. It's a photo that interact with the viewer. Really inspiring your post.

    (first time I comment here, even reading the feed for so long!)

  • Pete Langlois

    July 18, 2008 04:06 am

    I really like the dolphin shot!

    http://www.petelanglois.net

  • Smitty

    July 18, 2008 03:26 am

    Boy do I love inspiring shots like these! I think the rest of my work day is going to pass very slowly now...

  • dmolavi

    July 18, 2008 02:20 am

    this was my first attempt at this type of shot. actually, it was accidental, but i love how it turned out:
    http://themolavis.com/trips/newhampshire2007/IMG_4419.JPG.html

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