This is a simple, fun, and rewarding image to capture with your digital camera. Any camera can shoot a silhouette, even an iPhone camera.
But if you are using your big girl camera, you’ll want to shoot on manual so your flash won’t pop out and ruin the shot. Don’t know how to shoot in manual? Sign up for my Shoot Shop class and learn all about it.
camera info: f/3.2, shutter speed: 1/8000, iso: 250
With your camera set on manual, meter for the horizon, then focus on your subject.
Some other tips that may help:
Position your subject higher than you are.
Choose a location where there isn’t a distracting background, like trees that can distract from your subject.
Position your subject in front of the bright light source.
Go out and have fun with some sunsets.