Tip of the Day – Backlighting 101

Tip of the Day – Backlighting 101

It’s a Backlighting 101 tip for you today.

This was taken in a large grassy area, with a screen of trees to the west filtering the late afternoon sunshine. When shooting with backlight using natural light only, it’s imperative to balance your light sources.

Filtering the sun through trees reduces the intensity of the backlight to create a subtle rimlight, while photographing under a clear sky maximises the light falling on the front, essentially shaded, side of your subject.

When shooting with backlight, you just need to be mindful of flare, which is what happens when direct sunshine hits the end glass element of your lens. We’ll cover that in an upcoming post!

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 140mm, ISO 1000, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

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