Silhouettes are images or outlines of people and objects that are made by light on a dark background, or against a bright background that causes the figure to just appear as a solid, dark shape. Silhouettes can be art by themselves, but they are also frequently featured in the context of other artistic works.
Silhouettes are common in photography, because the bright natural light from sources such as the sun cause challenges with exposure for photographers. But they can also be the desired outcome of a photograph as well.
Here, I’ve featured some great examples of silhouette photography.
Dancing by leellor
Dance In The Rain by Marinshe
Sofie by Vincent Westberg
Tunnel by Lostchilclothing
Silhouettes by David Collins
Visual Interference by Walther Luiz Schluter
Ride on Mirror by Praveller BSung
by Nasim Etemadi
Tree Silhoutte by Avimorag
Sauron’s Eye by Simon Swales
Badshahi Mosque by Askdareflection
Morning Silhoutte by photo61guy
New York City Silhoutte by astoria4u
Peace of Utrecht by Hans van de Camp
They Hit The Town by TJ Scott
Silhouette by Mikko
Waterwalking by SERENDIP
Over All The World by Alexandr Zadiraka
Witch Silhouette by primalx
Surfer by Ade Hopkins
Follow The Light by ManicBerry
New Day by Alberto Paolucci
Palmtrees by TamaraM.
Photographer by iky22
Sunset Water by Pink Sherbet Photography
Couple Portrait by A-Min Photography
Sunset In The Field by Daxeel Soni
Hold Me Please by Muha
Natural Landscape by Jonathan Cohen