Hotel Room Environmental Silhouette

Most of the time, photographers are looking for ways to add light to a scene, usually to make a room brighter. Before taking a silhouette image, however, we must imagine how a scene will look without light.

Tips for taking an environmental silhouette:

  • Imagine +/- light
  • Set ambient exposure first
  • Adjust white balance for effect
  • Add flash
  • Adjust flash exposure/zoom/spill
  • Adjust flash position to control shadow size

After making these adjustments, focus on posing and composition. Then, let the silhouettes begin!