My name is Steven Blandin and I am a professional wildlife photographer making his first post on Wildlifehub. 🙂 The photograph above is a silhouette at sunset of a Great Blue Heron at Fort Desoto Park, Florida. To create beautiful silhouettes, I follow a two step procedure:
1. Underexpose while taking the picture by one to two stops, by either dialing minus two stops in the manual exposure compensation while in Av or Tv mode, or adjusting the shutter speed to have a minus stop metering while in fully manual mode.
2. Adjust levels in Photoshop to make the silhouette go completely dark
Hope you like the tip!
PS: I organize instructional photography workshops to teach nature photographers from beginners to professionals.