Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photography Tip: Don't Be Afraid of Backlighting

Many people shy away from backlighting because it puts part (usually the front) of the subject in the dark/shadow. A common example of this is when taking someone's photo under the shade of the tree but the background behind the subject is fully lit by midday light. The easiest way to get around this is to use fill-flash to light your subject from the front. Just make sure to set the flash exposure compensation so that the flash isn't overbearing (thereby blowing out the subject's front details).

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