What is it about silhouette photography that interests and captivates people so much? Is it the contrast between shadow and light? Is it the atmosphere of mystery that it projects? Or is it the drama that this technique casts on the entire picture? Whatever it is, silhouette photography has become one of the mainstream genres in photography.

Do you want to try your hand at this art? Or do you just want to get your hands on a couple of pictures to put on display? Worry not, we have available here for you some of the best silhouette photography you will see on the net. They can be downloaded in JPG and AI Illustrator formats.

If portraits are more your thing, take a look at our Portrait Photography listing.

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Girl Silhouette Photography


Silhouette Animals Photography


Silhouette Love Photography


Dancing Silhouette Photography


Tips for Your Silhouette Photography Project

If you’re new at the game and want to try your hand at playing with silhouettes, then here are a few tips that you can use for your project.

  • Time Is of the Essence

For outdoor shots, you need to rely on forces of nature over which you have no control. All you can do is time your session just right. Taking a silhouette means your background has to be brighter than your subject. Take your photos during sunrise or sunset, when the sun is positioned in the far horizon. As an added note, these times are also when you can capture some of the more dramatic shots.

  • Position

Of course, it’s also possible to take a silhouette shot indoors. For studio shots, all you have to do is position your subject between you and the source of light. Or you can place your subject in a shaded area, with a well-lit sky as your background, angle your camera just right, and you can pull that one off too.

  • Ready, Set, Action

For added effect, don’t just let your subject stand there. Get your model to do some action poses. If it’s for a Baby Photography session, then let the parents raise the baby up in the air. For a couple shot, let them form hearts with their hands. Or you can also just let your subjects jump for something a bit more dynamic.

Black and White Silhouette Photography


Silhouette Portrait Photography


Silhouette Maternity Photography


What to Do with These Downloads

There are a lot of different things that you can do other than just ogling at these photos.

  • Personal Catalog of References

One of the most obvious things that you can do is to save these photos and add them to your pile of references. You never know when you need some good old inspirational visuals to help you along with your ideas.

  • Display

You can also print your favorites among our collection, get them framed and hang them on a wall. A good silhouette photograph can add to the atmosphere of a room and will definitely be a good addition to your home décor. Or, if print isn’t your style, you can use them as wallpapers or even as cover or feature photos for your social media handle.

  • Card Them Up

Because they can be downloaded in easy-to-customize formats, it’s a cinch to turn them into backgrounds for some inspirational text you’d like to share on Facebook or Instagram. You can also turn them into greeting cards. All you have to do is add your message digitally, printing them, then give them to your loved ones.

You can also go to our list of Animal Photography for more image options.

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