Learn how to shoot graphic silhouette portraits in a photographic studio or at home using this incredibly easy technique. Silhouettes generally focus purely on shape, whereas this approach aims to capture a small amount of detail in the model’s face for a much more interesting result.
Here’s my image The Fencer on the front cover of the German photography magazine ‘digit!’ at the end of 2012. This has been my most successful image to date, and it’s now available for licensing on 500px Prime. To see my 500px Prime gallery click here.
Street portraiture is an extremely satisfying genre of photography to shoot, but it can also be one of the most difficult. It’s not difficult in terms of style and technique because this is something you can decide upon before you even head out onto the streets. Deciding whether you go for natural light with a reflector to fill-in shadows, or slick off-camera flash techniques is the least of your worries. It’s all about the human interaction.