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#1 aledosius

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:01 PM

i know this might be a really stupid, seriously easy thing to achieve:
how do i shoot a really clean silhouette of a person?

thanks!
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:23 PM

i know this might be a really stupid, seriously easy thing to achieve:
how do i shoot a really clean silhouette of a person?

thanks!


You frame a totally unlit (or very underexposed) object against a bright background that allows the subject to creates a good cookie-cutter shape against the background, and then you expose so that the foreground subject goes black and the background is bright-ish or has a bright highlight near the black edges. Or do you mean a silhouette against white? In that case, you'd use a white background.

Here are some silhouette shots in "The Quiet":

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#3 aledosius

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:41 PM

hey thanks. nice shots - i think i'll go check out the flick as well.

Edited by aledosius, 24 January 2008 - 05:45 PM.

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