Here’s how to lure light to the dark side.
Go against the “against the light” policy.
Too much sun is a photographer’s nemesis. When its glare is not bleaching tourist snaps, it coaxes shadows to preside over a picture. Sometimes the subject is the shadow. This happens when the photo is of someone posing by a sun-lit window. Hence the well-meaning advice: “Go against the light.”
But what one photographer dislikes the other loves. So those who want to create dark silhouettes, reverse the advice and face the light.
Have textural interest around the blackened figures.
A shadow is more visible when it is contrasted by something light. Even better if the surrounding areas create depth or foggy illusions.
Make silhouettes out of fully visible figures through multiple exposure.
To create second-hand shadows, overwrite photos of your friends with a marvelously detailed image. Delay your winding!
At night, angle yourself in such a way that light sources hit the right spot in your silhouette target.
The night is rich with silhouettes. Wrap them in black and white mystery: look for street lights that form a triangle and other glowing elements.