A silhouette is a picture where the subject is dark and featureless, and the brighter background shows a clear contour of the subjects edge. One thing we learned is that silhouettes used to be very popular before photography, when people traced outlines of shadows to make an image. We talk silhouette photos by having our subject in front of the main source of light we are using illuminate the background. We can also simply find a bright background, like the sky or the window in a dark room. Before we learned about silhouettes, we didn't think it was possible to create a one with a camera. We are not finished with this section of the unit, but we're excited about our work so far.
- Kristy, grade 11