Editor’s Choice: Outlines and Silhouettes

It’s a bad idea to underestimate your subject’s outlines. And it’s good when they’re good and visible. Then you can be sure that what you’re seeing will be seen in your photographs as well. Come join us for a look at some great silhouette work in photographers’ albums on Zonerama.

A superb reportage photo that’s easy to imagine blown up to wall size and hanging in a frame. Author: Eye of Horus

A superb reportage photo that’s easy to imagine blown up to wall size and hanging in a frame. Author: Eye of Horus

A truly striking giraffe silhouette. It could be even better, however, with more respect for the rules of composition. Author: Mashatu

A truly striking giraffe silhouette. It could be even better, however, with more respect for the rules of composition. Author: Mashatu

A great photo with nothing to criticize. Everything that should be there, is. Author: maxphotos

A great photo with nothing to criticize. Everything that should be there, is. Author: maxphotos

There are some moments in this world that go by in a flash. And when you can immortalize them in a photo, it’s a joy to see. Author: Elaine Hutchings

There are some moments in this world that go by in a flash. And when you can immortalize them in a photo, it’s a joy to see. Author: Elaine Hutchings

This photo isn’t as silhouette-heavy as the ones above. But the subject’s outline is so conspicuous that we had to include this picture in our selection. Author: Dad’s Slides

This photo isn’t as silhouette-heavy as the ones above. But the subject’s outline is so conspicuous that we had to include this picture in our selection. Author: Dad’s Slides

Last updated 20. November 2015

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Author: Majo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

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