In this week's Phone Snap Challenge, we would like you to experiment with lighting and mood setting to create a silhouette. A silhouetted photograph contains a subject that is defined with an outline, appearing dark against a bright background. The subject generally appears dark, without any detail, while the background is bright and more exposed. Silhouettes in photographs appear to be simple, yet they can convey a sense of drama and emotion. Before you get started, check out this guide on how to photograph silhouettes for this week's challenge.
One lucky winner will receive a SuperHeadz Ultra Wide and Slim 35mm Camera. This point-and-shoot camera is a reproduction of Vivitar's old wide angle point and shoot camera, which has received a cult following since its release. It shoots on 35mm film and has an awesome 22mm wide angle lens. It requires no batteries, just load it up with film and start shooting! It's simple— all you need to do is press the single shutter button and you'll end up with some great vignetted and contrasted shots once they're developed.
- Follow Phone Snap on Twitter and/or "like" Phone Snap's Facebook Page.
- Post your photo to the Phone Snap Corkboard titled "Silhouette Challenge: (Photo Name Here)". Please submit ONE photo per person, and the photo MUST be taken by you. No stealing.
- Tell us in the caption what phone and app you used. (Your photo must be taken on a mobile device to be eligible to win.)
- We will select and announce ONE winner on January 10th at 10am PST.
All entries must be in by Monday, January 9th, 11:59pm PST. Standard rules apply. Post any questions below.
Silhouette Photo by liquidnight (Instagram)