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Thursday, February 5, 2009

SHADOW PLAY PICTURE TIPS





Top Five Reasons for Silhouette Photographs
5. They are timeless
4. They make digital tummy tucks a cinch
3. No uncomfortable posing is required
2. Even rioting anti picture taking children look peaceful
1. My legs are hairy and you can't even tell! HA! Razor's are so overrated.
Silhouette pics are always stunning and the closest you will ever get to seeing me in my bikini on the beach. They are so mom friendly because they capture nothing more than the spirit of the moment. I won't look back on this picture and think "What was I wearing???" Instead I will remember the sunset and us linked together.
Now if I could just live the rest of my life back lit!
Shadow Play Tips:
Want your own silhouette pic but don't have anyone to take it? Try photographing your shadow. Take the picture with the camera in front of your body and it won't even show up in the shot. Shadow pics are also the perfect way to to showcase a growing baby bump if your pregnant!!
Just make sure the light is behind what you are photographing and click away. Clothes aren't important but posture is. The more "gaps" in the body the better, arms spread, leg bent etc....
If your silhouette picture turns out too bright just increase the contrast and adjust the brightness but don't forget to save the original!!!

Angela invited me to participate in
her new Friday High Five and you know I just couldn't resist a great blog carnival with loose rules. Just five things, any things!! You should click over and join in.
And one of my favorite things about Friday....

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

25 comments:

annie kelleher said...

oh my those are beuatiful pics!!

annie kelleher said...

oh my those are beuatiful pics!!

Maggie May said...

I just LOVE those silhouette pictures. They are brilliant.

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I do love a good silhouette...

Have you seen mine on my blog?

Thanks for the ideas... I am going to run with them!

Lauren said...

Great pictures! Thanks for the tips!

Complicated Mama said...

WOw! Great PICTURES! Im going to try and get some of those when Im away next week with the kiddies.

Thanks for the tips.

TGIF Sitsta ;)

Complicated Mama said...

WOw! Great PICTURES! Im going to try and get some of those when Im away next week with the kiddies.

Thanks for the tips.

TGIF Sitsta ;)

Angela said...

GREAT pics! Love them all! I will have to try that well mainly because my legs are hairy too! lol Thank you for joining in!

Cathy said...

Loving the silhouettes! Even more so now!

The Cookie Girl said...

Thanks for these great tips. I love your pics they are beautiful.

Jess said...

Those look amazing!

Krystyn said...

Those are great pictures. I love the silhouette ideas. I might have to do some!

Donnetta said...

GEORGEOUS pics!!

♥ Kathy said...

Great pictures!

vsm/whirling dirvish photography said...

nice pics!
I love silhouette pics! I usually try to at least one a session. Either that or flare... details are usually blinded in both!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

great pix! Thanks for the tips too!

The Masked Mommy said...

These really are quite beautiful!

Chris said...

I agree -- they are timeless. That first shot is magnificent.

CC said...

Oh. My. Gosh. These pics are AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Gorgeous pics. And thanks for the phtog tips -- I am novice who has found real joy snapping away at my life as I live it. : D

Dan said...

Great pictures. I can add another reason for liking silhouette pictures - they hide all the white hair!

Corey~living and loving said...

I am a big fan of Silhouettes. so fun! yours are stunning.
have a great weekend!

Alyssa said...

Nice pictures! Now if I could just figure out how to take them!!!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

THose are STUNNING!!! Wow, really lovely shots.

Robin said...

Absolutely magical. Just beautiful.

I can't wait for it to get back to being beach weather. Maybe this year I'll even be brave enough to take my camera along (and then quickly run it back to the car before it gets sandy!).