Ever wonder how to make a silhouette photograph of your family, kids or on vacation? The photographs are priceless and look beautiful blown up into canvases, large prints, in a series or just about anywhere! Here is a DIY about making your own large canvas photographs!
Step One: Time
Time of photo: 8:45pm
Sunset that day: 8:29pm
For pretty silhouettes, take them during what we call the "blue hour". The short period of time (which really isn't an hour... it's more like 15 minutes) after sunset is the best time for silhouettes. Or the only time. Truthfully, I cannot get my kids up at 5:30am to try to do a silhouette :-)
Step Two: Weather
Weather will make all the difference. The light bouncing off the clouds makes for a lot of pretty colors. But, you don't need clouds. You CAN use a plain sky as well!
Step Three: Location, Location, Location.
Same as in real estate.... the location of your subject is important! The photo below was taken with the kids facing west and the sunset is in front of them. This photo is taken in the same place and time as the others in this blog post.