Maternity Photography

5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #427532 by jessleigh
Hello! I am brand new to this forum so I'm not sure if posts like this are common but I offered to help a friend capture some semi-nude maternity pictures and I need advice. I am very new to photography overall. She showed me a couple examples of poses she would like to try but I honestly have no clue on how to create the effects demonstrated in her example.

If anyone could offer some insight on how to capture silhouettes in front of a window as demonstrated in the link included that would be great!

Simply Beautiful Maternity

Referencing the first picture on the site of woman lying on the floor in front of window semi nude. thank you. 


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5 years 9 months ago #427537 by Carry
I think the top image is a combination of exposing for the bright window light and post processing after to give it that extra punch.  


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5 years 9 months ago #427546 by hghlndr6
Regardless of what the subject is, the technique for a silhouette is simple.  You backlight the subject and expose for the backlight, thereby under-exposing the subject.  What detail you see in the subject will depend on the degree that you've under-exposed it.  In that example, I don't think the back light is window light.  I think that's a white fabric drape lit by intense light.  I think that is the only light.  We're seeing some detail on the model's face and top of her body due to the size of that light.

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