This week your photographic challenge is to shoot and share a Silhouette image.

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Silhouettes are images that often have a lot of drama and visual punch – yet they are not that hard to take. Here’s how to photograph stunning silhouettes.

Looking for more inspiration: Check out these 12 great examples of silhouettes.

Ninja Portrait, Take 2

Keep in mind that silhouettes can be much more than just a person standing in front of a pretty sunset.

There need not be people in them at all.

A Black Sun

Ladybird Silhouette

Silhouettes can be Subtle.


Silhouettes can be shot indoors.


Let's Pack Our Bags And Fly Away

Silhouettes can be created with artificial light.

Bassist in the Light

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Silhouettes can be colorful.

Silhouette Shooter

Underwater World

Silhouettes can be in Black and White.


Silhouettes can be of structures.

Hungarian Parliament Building Silhouette ~ Explored ~

Colombian Training Ship ARC "Gloria"

Silhouettes can be Candid.

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Silhouettes can be Posed.

To Endure or To Abandon ... ?

Silhouettes can tell Stories

Day 100/365 "Marry Me?"

Silhouettes can convey a sense of place.

Sunday sunset on Rabat beach

Let your imagination and creativity run wild!

Once you’ve taken your ‘Silhouette’ image and have upload it to your favourite photo sharing site either share a link to it or – embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSSILHOUETTE to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the images posted in our last challenge – Delicate challenge where there were some great images submitted.