Tip of the Day – Backlighting background watch

Tip of the Day – Backlighting background watch

Backlighting can be tricky to master! When you have strong light coming from behind your subjects, it can be a challenge to get your background looking good. All that bright light back there creates hot spots that draw your attention away from your doggy subjects.⠀

Screening the backlight through trees or bushes helps, but you might still end up with hot spots if the screen is not dense enough. In this first shot, the screen was too sparse and I ended up with hot spots. In the second shot, I shifted over so there were more trees and bushes in behind my subject, creating a much nicer background.⠀

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II, ISO 400, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II, ISO 400, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8

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