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Grass on White. How to Photograph Silhouettes.

fairfax and loudoun county realtors, how to photograph silhouettes

Shots like this are very easy to make. Whether you want to make a silhouette outside of a person or a small one inside like this, the idea is similar. Have the light behind the object and use no flash. Outside you will have to experiment more but inside you can control all factors.


fairfax and loudoun county realtors  For this shot I used the same little grass plant I used the other night for Grass On Black, BUT instead of a black cloth back drop I hung a piece of white felt in a bright window and put the grass plant in front and shot away with no flash.

I like the minimalist style and the feathery look of the plant that resulted.

By the way none of the shots that I post are straight out of the camera. I use Adobe Lightroom and the free app. Picasa to make adjustments.

If you are not doing any post processing of your photos, give it a try. It is easy to learn and there are a million tutorials on YOUTUBE.


 


 
fairfax and loudoun county realtorsYou can really improve the look of your work without buying more expensive equipment, if you wil learn to process.

Even the so called film purists of old were masters of chemical manipulation in the dark room to achieve the look they wanted.

Ansel Adams the great black and white photographer of western landscapes said that "you do not TAKE a photograph...you Make a photograph."

If you wonder why the photos that come from your camera do not look like many of the published shots, one BIG factor is that the professionals are processing geniuses as well as great shooters. It's all part of making art no?

Don't be afraid to experiment outside your comfort zone. There is no film cost... the electrons are free
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With the some of the nation's highest median family income counties, outstanding schools and a hot job market driving it all, you should move to Fairfax, Loudoun or Prince William counties.

Here is a photo tour of home styles and countryside that you can expect to find in Northern Virginia:

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We also create a custom photo tour that is sent to other agents and prospective buyers.

 

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