Photography Tips

May Photo Challenge – Silhouette Photos

May is half way through already. Where did that time go? We are therefore long overdue a new photo challenge for you for the month, so here you go… Silhouette Photos!

Photo Credit: Silhouette photos on the beach from Charles Black on UnSplash

I know you are going to be wonderful at this one. It should give you plenty of scope for creativity.

Before we give you some advice on what to do to take great silhouette photos, lets share with you some of the best photos we had for last month’s challenge; Special effects.

We had less entries than usual on this one, which is no surprise, as it isn’t an easy thing to do. It is a tough ask creating a photograph that offers something mysterious to its viewers.

Of the pictures we saw, we have picked the three we enjoyed the most.

Joy Dehaney

Joy is a regular on our Facebook page, and always thinks of original ideas for the photography themes that we have. This photograph of her daughter, while zooming out as she takes the picture, is a great example of what can be done with just a simple change to your photography technique. The colours are awesome too.

Mary Hines

Mary has been a bit clever with her editing skills here; turning one of her floral pictures into rather a gorgeous flower orb.

Niamh Moxon

Finally, Niamh has shown us all just what you can do using a bit of long exposure trickery on your pictures.

Because we don’t like to strain your brains too much, our monthly theme is a little easier this time around.

To help capture those Silhouette photos, you might want to check out some of these great resources:

We hope that these all help you to take some great pictures this month, can’t wait to see them all!

Thanks again,

Helen