45 Stunning Silhouette Photos for Inspiration

What is a Silhouette?

A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior, with the silhouetted object usually being black. The resulting pictures are usually pretty amazing and you don’t have to be an expert photographer to take silhouette Photographs. You just have to be able to understand the concept of lighting and how it affects your photographs. Most of the breathtaking photographs you see here are taken at sunsets. When natural light is used to take silhouette photographs, it is called contre-jour.

Usually the best silhouette photographs can be taken when there is a lighting ratio of 16:1. When taking the photo, exposure is set for the background, the aperture is usually set at 9-11 and shutter speed is set at around 120-200.

What we have listed here are some of the best silhouette photographs. There is something to learn in each one of them. If you observe what others have done to take these stunning photographs, it won’t be long before your photographs get showcased in a gallery just like this.

A Little too early
A little too early for you, kid by Tanakawho

Angels in a field
Angels in a field by 7Austin

Are u ready for the Beautiful Game
Are you ready for the Beautiful game by Muha

Baby Blue Silhouette By F.Faisal
Baby Blue Silhouette By F.Faisal

Beach Fighters By F Prestes
Beach Fighters By F Prestes

Bicycle by Muha
Bicycle by Muha

blue day by Bogantropuz
Blue day by Bogantropuz

Cable Beach Sunset by marj k
Cable Beach Sunset by marj k

Clean Up By Ahmed John
Clean Up By Ahmed by John

Cobija_Corporativa_al_atardecer_by_VOJ
Cobija Corporativa al atardecer by VOJ

Compare and contrast by an untrained eye
Compare and contrast by an untrained eye

Cuba Gallery Australia Silhouette by Cuba Gallery
Cuba Gallery Australia Silhouette by Cuba Gallery

Drop Silhouette By Suraj Singh India
Drop Silhouette By Suraj Singh India

Event horizon By Toshihiro Oshima
Event horizon By Toshihiro Oshima

Free Birds by ByLaauraa
Free Birds by ByLaauraa

hold me pls by Muha
Hold me Please by Muha

In the blue by Sharkbait
In the blue by Sharkbait

Indahnya Dhuha Itu By anNamir
Indahnya Dhuha Itu By anNamir

Joey Fehrenbach Guitar Silhouette Phoenix By G Brummet
Joey Fehrenbach Guitar Silhouette Phoenix By G Brummet

Les skieurs arrivent By Simpologist
Les Skieurs Arrivent By Simpologist

Millhouettes By Philipp Klinger
Millhouettes By Philipp Klinger

My Moon My Man by Marinshe
My Moon My Man by Marinshe

no title2 by Utzel Butzel
Snow Season Contrasted by Utzel Butzel

Not fade Away By The Family Dog
Not fade Away By The Family Dog

Phuket Sunset Dance by photographer from ohuket
Phuket Sunset Dance by photographer from ohuket

Quixotes Nightmare By Sean Scanlon
Quixotes Nightmare By Sean Scanlon

Red Silhouette by Faisal
Red Silhoutte by Faisal

Silhouette by phil2001
Silhouette by phil2001

Silhouette by Wei Bunn
Silhouette by Wei Bunn

Silhouette by Ruben Kon
Silhouette by Ruben Kon

Silhouette By True Bavarian
Silhouette By True Bavarian

Silhouette Shooter Seattle By Thomas Hawk

Silhouette Shooter Seattle By Thomas Hawk

Silhouette of two Giraffes by mk lynx

Silhouette of two Giraffes by mk lynx

Silhouette by Bogantropuz

Silhouette by Bogantropuz

Sunset at the beach Another place Crosby Explored By Lanmoran
Sunset at the beach Another place Crosby Explored By Lanmoran

Sunset Buck by Random images from heartland
Sunset Buck by Random images from heartland

Sunset Silhouette By John Leme Los Angeles

Sunset Silhouette By John Leme Los Angeles

Taj Mahal Silhouette India By Prateek Raghav
Taj Mahal Silhouette India By Prateek Raghav

Thank you All of you By BenTaher
Thank you All of you By BenTaher

The Lone Ranger By Vandana Rajagopalan
The Lone Ranger By Vandana Rajagopalan

The Night is Lighter than its hue by F Prestes
The Night is Lighter than its hue by F Prestes

They play at sunset by TJ Scott
They play at sunset by TJ Scott

Twilight Blues By Tomaocron
Twilight Blues By Tomaocron

Vandana Photography by Vandana
Vandana Photography by Vandana

We Like the ride by TJ Scott
We Like the ride by TJ Scott

We swing at night by TJ Scott
We swing at night by TJ Scott

There you go, the very best photographs of silhouette of people and other objects. You can add your own favorites below in the comments.

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  19. amazing photo shots excellent work and thanks for the info

  20. Khin Maung Maung /

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  21. Awesomeness :) I loved the explorer’s silhoutte at the beach :) .

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