HOW TO TAKE STRIK­ING SIL­HOU­ETTES

Getaway (South Africa) - - PHOTOGRAPHY -

Get­away shows you how to mas­ter the sil­hou­ette with these tips by pho­tog­ra­pher TEA­GAN CUN­NIFFE and this evoca­tive im­age by wildlife pho­tog­ra­pher Greg du Toit

Greg says…

Af­ter a long, un­com­fort­able night camped in a solo hide in Fin­land, I no­ticed move­ment on the dis­tant hori­zon – a bear walk­ing through the woods in the early morn­ing. The ris­ing light lev­els and faint white mist meant that the back­ground was brighter than my sub­ject – the ideal con­di­tions for a sil­hou­ette shot. Too many pho­tog­ra­phers want the sun be­hind them when they pho­to­graph, but to shoot sil­hou­ettes you need to take a gam­ble and shoot into the light. greg­du­toit.com Equip­ment Set­tings Nikon D3X, Nikon 200- 400mm f/4, ISO 200, f/4 and 1/250 sec

GREG’S TIP

When shoot­ing into the sun, re­mem­ber to take your UV fil­ter off to avoid ex­ces­sive lens flare.

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