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08/23/2006 01:46:00 PM · #1
ARG!! I was just thinking the other day that I wished we could have a silhoutte challenge in November or December. I am pregnant, and I had a great idea for a silhouetted maternity shot. Unfortunately, I look more fat than pregnant right now, I am only 15 weeks. Is it too early to wish for a Silhouette IV challenge in Late November? ;-)
08/23/2006 01:49:56 PM · #2
Same problem here.... I just did a maternity shoot last month.

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08/23/2006 04:26:38 PM · #3
Oh, those are BEAUTIFUL!!! What was your set up? I was going to do mine in front of a window since I don't have any lighting.
08/23/2006 08:59:10 PM · #4
I guess I'm a challenge one two early...

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08/23/2006 09:10:32 PM · #5
I took some amazing Silhouettes about a year ago in St. Maarten with a regular 35mm... they came out so awesome... too bad I cant jump a plane!!!
08/23/2006 09:18:45 PM · #6
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08/23/2006 09:40:22 PM · #7
Ah, I guess I am in good company in spotting this challenge and groaning that only if this was done on <insert date here> I would have had a good one. So like the "Arrrrr" the stereotypical pirate belts out I shall cry "Arrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhh" and sigh at an opportunity missed -

Message edited by author 2006-08-23 21:45:01.
08/24/2006 12:53:58 AM · #8
Here's the only one I had in my portfolio (and a detail from it) until I went to the Alps a few weeks ago. I'm guessing this level of processing would get voted low.
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Here's the one I took in the mountains:
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This should be a really nice challenge.

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08/24/2006 03:08:58 PM · #9
What do you think? Taken this morning.

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08/24/2006 03:31:34 PM · #10
Sorry for the big image. :( That was my first forum post.
08/24/2006 03:45:11 PM · #11
how do you get the foreground so dark, while the background is in color? When I take a picture, the foreground won't get dark...
08/24/2006 03:47:05 PM · #12
Originally posted by annev:

how do you get the foreground so dark, while the background is in color? When I take a picture, the foreground won't get dark...


When you take the picture, try to make the background as bright as possible.

In the ones I posted, I then used software to darken the whole picture, which dropped the figures to absolute black. Coming out of the camera, there was still a litle detail.
08/24/2006 04:11:12 PM · #13
Set your camera to spot metering and focus on the lighter-than-the-subject background, recompose the shot, then click away.
08/26/2006 05:34:53 PM · #14
Q: does the subject/silhouette has to be full black ?
08/26/2006 05:40:36 PM · #15
Originally posted by annev:

how do you get the foreground so dark, while the background is in color? When I take a picture, the foreground won't get dark...


To get a silhouette the subject needs to be backlit. Just shoot something where the light is coming from the back of your subject, and meter so that the subject goes black.
08/26/2006 05:43:24 PM · #16
Originally posted by iamfxt:

What do you think? Taken this morning.

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In my opinion you haven't really got the subject in silhouette, the is still a lot of detail on the subject.

Also if you are planning on entering a picture in a challenge don't show it here.

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08/26/2006 05:45:28 PM · #17
I think silhouettes can have some detail in them but the background cannot be distracting, IMO.
08/26/2006 06:49:57 PM · #18
No rest for the wicked! Team Se7endipity have a bye week in week 7 of WPL2. I've been called out on a camera phone challenge this week but I must have been drunk when I agreed it would be submitted to the silhouette challenge.

One thing my cam phone is not good at is dark areas. I'd be alright if this was advanced editing but guess I'm right in thinking all allowable editing steps need to be done to the entire image? For instance, would be using the eyedropper to set the whitepoint in levels be ok?
08/28/2006 06:17:14 AM · #19
I took a shilhouette-picture on the evenening of the 22nd of August... unfortunately there's no time left to do one of those shots again...makes me really sad. my model became ill and we both don't have time. well, here it is without being in the challenge...

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08/28/2006 06:52:38 AM · #20
Its raining atm I left it too late to do one *Cries* lol I'll hopefully pull something together tommorrow
08/28/2006 06:58:18 AM · #21
Hey, that funny Amym as it raining here as well. Nowm I live in Queenslandm at te Sunshine Coastm and it not sunshine at the momentm but we need the rain. Can you email me, or messeag me sometime, sweet girl please.....

Originally posted by xXxscarletxXx:

Its raining atm I left it too late to do one *Cries* lol I'll hopefully pull something together tommorrow

08/28/2006 07:00:07 AM · #22
Originally posted by sherpet:

Hey, that funny Amym as it raining here as well. Nowm I live in Queenslandm at te Sunshine Coastm and it not sunshine at the momentm but we need the rain. Can you email me, or messeag me sometime, sweet girl please.....

Originally posted by xXxscarletxXx:

Its raining atm I left it too late to do one *Cries* lol I'll hopefully pull something together tommorrow

Okies I shall do it soon
08/28/2006 05:18:39 PM · #23
It is the first challenge I have participated in.
I was just wondering how would I come to know about my scores while voting continues?
I saw people posting their scores in other forums.
I am sorry if I am asking a stupid question...
08/28/2006 05:29:50 PM · #24
Originally posted by abhinaba:

It is the first challenge I have participated in.
I was just wondering how would I come to know about my scores while voting continues?
I saw people posting their scores in other forums.
I am sorry if I am asking a stupid question...


once voting starts you will see updates on your home page. just click on the "My Home" link at the top. the stats will update once per hour. If you become a member you can update them on demand - thats very addictive :)
08/28/2006 05:38:15 PM · #25
ok, average scores out the window, have just uploaded a pic from my phone cam. If it scores above my average I guess I should think about selling my kit lol.
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