Silhouettes convey intrigue, beauty and emotions differently than other types of photography because they always leave something to the imagination. In silhouette photography, a subject is placed directly in front of a light source, and exposure is set on the brightest part of the image. This technique creates a sharp black outline against a beautiful background, creating a powerful photograph that tells multiple stories.
On the other hand, long exposure photography aims to capture the essence of passing time. It highlights the paths of bright moving objects – something that makes it unique to conventional photography. Just like silhouette photography, long exposure photography adds the element of mystery into photographs – in its case, by instilling the aspect of motion into a still shot.
Delve into the wonders of both types of photography with Nikon School Instructor and professional documentary photographer Mindy Tan, and take your captures to the next level.