#NIKONTIP The key to a successful silhouette is backlighting. To create a silhouette, you place a subject against a bright background and expose for that background, leaving the subject in shadow. Sunsets are great for silhouettes because of their vibrant colours. You can also create silhouettes indoors by making sure there is more light on the background than on the subject. Another way to shoot silhouettes is in the studio. Set up lights to backlight a subject against a white background; for a fun look, add coloured gels to the lights.