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:
- 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.
- A willing model
- 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]