Silhouettes Another lesson for a bright sunny day. (although it will still work if it's cloudy) I love silhouettes ! Reducing the world to light and dark - and just looking at the shape. A black shape against a deep blue sky. It’s almost fake though as you can look like a very skillful photographer without really having to do too much. But you have to have the idea and find the best place to make it work
This one is going to be tricky to do in your back garden. You might need to wait for your walk to find a big sky with a low horizon. Beaches are brilliant for silhouettes
Low Viewpoint Lie down or put your camera on the ground - zoom out so that it’s as wide as you can make it and shoot towards the brightest part of the sky. Ask someone to be your model. Keep your silhouetted figure quite small in the frame. The camera will see lots of bright sky and underexpose the subject and this will make your silhouette
DSLR or Bridge If you can control your camera settings use the Exposure compensation dial to set the exposure to minus 1 or 2. Shoot in Program or Shutter Priority - with a shutter speed of 1/500th Second. set ISO to Auto (or 100 / 200 if you knowwhat you'e doing ) Adjust it to see what works best - then shoot another.
Find a way of placing your subject against a bright background and leaving the camera to do the rest. In these pics we see my son Jude - when he was about 11 - on a fallen log in Bushy Park. He's not high up but I'm lying on the ground shooting up and including lots of sky.
Kingston Bridge and a leafless tree
Smartphone Silhouette Iphone or Samsung Use the sunshine symbol to slide the image brighter or darker. It will stay as long as the frame remains the same On the Camera+2 App the slider stays in position until you adjust it back