HOW TO TAKE STRIKING SILHOUETTES
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
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
When shooting into the sun, remember to take your UV filter off to avoid excessive lens flare.