This is a portrait of a person or thing, taken with bright back light, causing the subject to be rendered as a dark shape You’ll need:

  1. A source of bright light (open window, bright sun behind a person outdoors, etc.) Sunset with water behind is a great setting for this kind of shot.
  2. A willing model

Camera Setup:

  • Mode: Aperture Priority (Often shown as Av on the mode wheel)
  • ISO: 100 or so (there will be lots of light)
  • White Balance: Custom
  • Aperture: Mid-range, from f/5.6 to f/16.

Watch out for: Setting up the exposure. Even in aperture priority, the camera may try to expose for the subject. You may have to use your exposure compensation to drop the image by 2-3 stops. [read]

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