Showcase of Silhouette Photography

When the lighting conditions are right, silhouette photography can lead to some impressive shots. In this post we’ll showcase more than 25 examples of beautiful silhouette photography for your inspiration. If you see something you like, click through to see a larger image and more work from the photographer.

Photo credit: selmakoparan

Photo credit: oO-Rein-Oo

Photo credit: HobbitMob

Photo credit: Chrissy537

Photo credit: senbonzakura01

Photo credit: Mario Sixtus

Photo credit: Dustin J. Williams

Photo credit: dydcheung

Photo credit: Goncalo Trincao Cunha

Photo credit: Nathan Rupert

Photo credit: Terence Kearns

Photo credit: Patrick Slaven

Photo credit: Al Ibrahim

Photo credit: Eduardo Amorim

Photo credit: Milivoj Sherrington

Photo credit: Luz Adriana Villa

Photo credit: Luz Adriana Villa

Photo credit: meshal alawadhi

Photo credit: Khalid Al-khater

Photo credit: Luca Rossato

Photo credit: Hani Amir

Photo credit: Syed Abulhasan Rizvi

Photo credit: Hamed Saber

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Published May 9th, 2011 by

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  • Dave, May 9, 2011

    It is awesome how a simple technique of light can reduce so much detail almost to a background / figure composition.

  • Fahrenheit, May 9, 2011

    An awesome selection of silhouette photography. In particular, I like the photos that include transparent portions as part of the silhouette, such as the photo by selmakoparan, where the light shines through the dress. This really adds to the effect and introduces an extra dimension of interest to the viewer.

  • Website Builder, May 9, 2011

    Wow!! That is an excellent collection. I am going to save this to my bookmark.

  • Litmusbranding, May 10, 2011

    This is an awesome collection of silhouette photography, love to share on my facebook, thanks for you efforts.

  • kendra, May 10, 2011

    I love silhouette photos.. so dramatic, and peaceful.

  • Abdul wahab, May 11, 2011

    i love this type of good photo collection.Thanks

  • Virtual Agents, May 13, 2011

    Awesome! All the pictures are so peaceful. There’s something about the photo of Alessandra Meniconzi that I really like. There’s something about it that I cant put a finger on :)

  • Team.lasem, May 15, 2011

    Super Silhouette….I like that oO-Rein-Oo, such as personal experience only. but if the darker the more ugly huh? … thanks for sharing …

  • Carib Web Design, May 15, 2011

    silhouette photos look so good….I think this would be hard to do myself though!!