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Leigh L. Brown

How to Shoot Silhouettes of Bride and Groom

How do I shoot a silhouette picture of a bride and groom in the church doorway?

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7/30/2003 4:48:33 AM

doug Nelson   Base your exposure on the light behind them. Also, shoot one based on the shadow they're in, because they may prefer that one. Also shoot one with an exposure halfway between the two.

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7/30/2003 5:31:20 AM

Gregg Vieregge   Set your camera on the lowest f stop on aperature priority and aim it at the sky behind the subject. Make note of the shutter speed. Switch to manual setting and reset the speed. Shoot away. I usually have a looking directly at each other and then a kiss. While you have them there put her veil over his head and repeat the 2 shots. A silhouette along with normal exposure makes a nice image.

Good Luck!

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8/13/2003 12:18:21 PM

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