Tip of the Day – Backlight Balance

Tip of the Day – Backlight Balance

When shooting action with backlight, it’s really important to remember you need to balance the direct sun light coming from behind the dog, with another light source illuminating the front side of them. Too much light from behind them and not enough light from in front of them results in a dark subject and a super bright background.⠀

A dark, low contrast subject can make it difficult for your camera to lock onto the subject and maintain focus when shooting action.⠀

Try to have them running towards another light source, which in most cases for me is a big wide open sky – not more shady forest! ⠀

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 125mm, ISO 1600, 1/1250 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

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