How to Photograph a Subject Backlit

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked is how a photographer can master backlighting a subject. There are myriad sources I could cite on the subject, but it really boils down to one factor: practice. It wasn't until I started photographing objects backlit in the comfort of my home that I began to understand the relationship between light and the object being photographed. This video is a basic approach to shooting backlit against a light sky, which is how I started improving at this technique so as to achieve the photographic results I wanted.

Running time: 5:25 minutes



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