Dark shapes and figures that are set against a light background. Silhouettes have both simplicity and impact, even on small screens. Tips: Keep the subject dark, the background light; underexpose 2-to-3 stops from the Incident Light Meter s recommendation; and don t let the lab or Video Engineer save you.tiffaneduglossary
A dark image outlined against a lighter background. A silhouette has shape but not form since it is two-dimensional.
A Special Effect that is available on select Nikon digital cameras, that produces an image where the subject is silhouetted against a bright background.