Tip of the Day – Filtering the Sun

Tip of the Day – Filtering the Sun

When shooting with backlight, always seek out something to “filter” the light from the sun through. One of the main challenges of backlighting is getting your subject bright enough to match the background. Another way of looking at it is to seek to reduce the intensity of the light coming from behind – which can be done by filtering it. In this shot of Archie the Sheltie, I was shooting on a riverbank with some low hanging weeping willows that I was able to filter the intense glare of the afternoon sunshine through – creating some pretty bokeh in the process!

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L @ 200mm, ISO 1000, 1/1600 sec, f/2.8

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