28 Amazing Silhouette Photographs To Inspire Your Creativity


Here at Light Stalking, we've been celebrating a very special milestone. Last week we had our 400th Weekend Photography Challenge. Our wonderful community came to the party, helped by Community Member Tersha choosing such a wonderfully creative topic for the challenge in Silhouettes.

There were so many wonderful photos posted to the forum, so please definitely go and have a scroll through the challenge.

Rider Oregon Coast by Mike Ince

Photo by Mike Ince

We asked our very own Federico Alegria to pick his favorite images from the challenge for you to enjoy. As Federico says:

“Silhouette is an amazing topic for Light Stalking's 400th Challenge. Capturing a beautiful silhouette is a great photography technique to master to push your creativity and imagination. A great silhouette not only requires you to understand light, ensuring the light is completely behind your subject with zero light falling on their frontside but also, your composition needs to be engaging so you capture an interesting photograph and story. Silhouette is a diverse technique that can be used in every genre, from street photography to landscape – what a brilliant Challenge topic for our 400th edition.”

We want to give a special shout-out to all those members that made amazing contributions to this particular challenge so here are 28 brilliant and creative silhouettes from our community for you to enjoy.

Pitts S2 Special by David Baldry

Photo by David Baldry

Orchid Mantis by Tersha

Photo by Tersha

Guns As Art by Kent DuFault

Photo by Kent DuFault

Shelter by Click

Photo by Click

Down To A Sunless Sea by Simon Parks

Photo by SimonParks

In The Fog by Tom M

Photo by Tom M

Fluffy by Mike Gifford

Photo by Mike Gifford

8 Hyper Kids by Laurel-Anne

Photo by Laurel-Anne

Port Severn Ontario by Rob Eyers

Photo by Rob Eyers

Tahunanui Beach, Nelson, New Zealand by Ann Wheatley

Photo by Ann Wheatley

Mid-Tour Training by Chris Pook

Photo by Chris Pook

Hervey Bay Sunset by David Chesterfield

Photo by David Chesterfield

Frog by Frogdaily

Photo by Frogdaily

“Journey to the center of the earth” by Bobbie

Photo by Bobbie

Cannon Beach, Oregon by LeanneC

Photo by LeanneC

Old vs New Kansas by James

Photo by James

Silhouette by Deborah

Photo by Deborah

Quiver Tree by Steve Bein

Photo by Steve Bein

Misting Tent Jazz Fest New Orleans by Coco

Photo by Coco

Punta Gorda, Florida by Pamela Winter

Photo by Pamela Winter

Silhouette by Lorella Johnson

Photo by Lorella Johnson

Ice And Lava by Brian S360

Photo by Bryan S360

Sunset Silhouette by Graham Hart

Photo by Graham Hart

Waikiki By Jose Picazo

Photo by Jose Picazo

Resort Naivasha, Kenya by Enoma Izevbigie

Photo by Enoma Izevbigie

Silhouette by Angel M Sesma

Photo by Angel M. Sesma

Saguaro National Park Arizona by Mike57

Photo by Mike57

Thank you so much again to our wonderful community for these amazing and inspiring images. If there are any amazing silhouettes from our 400th Weekend Photography Challenge that you believe should be highlighted, please tell us in the comments below.

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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