18 of 51 – Backlighting

Good evening everyone!

Here we are, with a new theme for week 18: Backlighting.

As the term suggests, backlight photography is when… the subject is illuminated from the back.

It’s not important the type of light source you decide to make use of, this can be achieved either with natural and with artificial light.

As explained in this interesting post on [su_quote cite=” Michael Gabriel –” url=””]using backlight is not effective in all situations. Additionally, not all subjects and scenes can be backlit. (…) If you are shooting in natural light in the middle of the day, when the sun is up high, the backlight will also be on the top portion of the subject. (…) For complete backlighting, it is best to use the natural light that comes out early in the morning or late in the afternoon[/su_quote]

In the same article, you can find useful trick and tips for this kind of photography.

Since I am not an early person, and in these days the weather has not been very cooperative to let me out late in the afternoon, the photo I’m posting for this theme has been shot middle afternoon today. The sun was still high (as you can see at the top right corner), so the subject is illuminated a little also from the above. But I have to say that I like the image, that’s why I’m sharing it with you.

ISO100 – 1/250 sec. – f/11

I’d be pleased to see your shots, so if you wish to share them with us, visit Beufville’s Facebook page and post them in the comments!

Hope you’ll have a wonderful night.


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