If your silhouettes don’t turn out as well as you’d hoped, don’t be discouraged. You can dial up the contrast, increase the saturation and slightly boost the blacks to really strengthen the silhouette effect. ‘Less is more’ is a good rule of thumb when it comes to retouching in general, as you want your photos to still retain a natural, authentic look and feel.
As with every style we cover in these Learn and Explore articles, these are merely suggestions, and we recommend getting out and experimenting with different settings and techniques that work best for you. So, grab your camera and start shooting!