Photographing Striking Silhouettes

The fundamental ‘rule’ for a successful silhouette is to shoot the subject against a much brighter background, most typically the sky. Mark Hamblin is sharing his knowledge and experience with us

There is something very uncomplicated about photographing silhouettes and I have always been a big fan of them, actively going out of my way to create such pictures. It’s probably because I like simplicity in my images. A silhouette is a subject stripped right down to its basic shape – everything else has been eliminated – and it’s this graphic simplicity that I find appealing. Silhouettes are also a very…

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Mark Hamblin

Mark Hamblin is a freelance nature photographer with a primary focus on Scotland’s wildlife and wild places. His recent work has been on collaborative projects that include Tooth & Claw and Wild Wonders of Europe. He is also working on the 2020VISION project.

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