26 Clever Silhouette Portrait Photographs

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Being creative in photography is often a difficult requirement for a photographer. While many fall back to the traditional ways of taking portraits, many are able to harness a little more creativity. We think these portrait photographers have been able to do that with silhouettes, often with clever use of colourful and interesting backgrounds. Share your own efforts in the comments!

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Photo by Zach Dischner, on Flickr

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Photo by makelessnoise, on Flickr

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Photo by stephcarter, on Flickr

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Photo by ingridtaylar, on Flickr

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Photo by muslim page, on Flickr

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Photo by girish_suryawanshi, on Flickr

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Photo by linh.ngan, on Flickr

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Photo by Zach Dischner, on Flickr

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Photo by skedonk, on Flickr

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Photo by BurningQuestion, on Flickr

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Photo by mugley, on Flickr

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Photo by phozographer, on Flickr

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Photo by morganknorr, on Flickr

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Photo by Lars Plougmann, on Flickr

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Photo by Reza H.P., on Flickr

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Photo by Dallas Krentzel, on Flickr

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Photo by a.drian, on Flickr

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Photo by ghedo, on Flickr

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Photo by swanksalot, on Flickr

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Photo by Javier Armas, on Flickr

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Photo by edmondson photo, on Flickr

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Photo by bgrimmni, on Flickr

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Photo by kalyan02, on Flickr

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To expand the technique of measuring toward the background and being relatively close to your subjet is to add a flash. You get a dramatic picture. Try it with one siluette and one lit. Gives nice contrast

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