Tuesday, October 1, 2013

On Backlight

I've been a fan of backlighting ever since a professional photographer explained to a teenage me that I should actually shoot into the sun if I wanted to add depth and drama to action photos at a sporting event.
By William Sawalich Published in Blog
On Backlight
I've been a fan of backlighting ever since a professional photographer explained to a teenage me that I should actually shoot into the sun if I wanted to add depth and drama to action photos at a sporting event. Sure enough he was right: backlighting is amazing. That's the moral behind this post from DPS founder Darren Rowse, who recounts all the reasons why photographers shouldn't overlook this simple and powerful lighting tool that can instantly overhaul the look of any image.

Photo by Naughton321: http://www.flickr.com/photos/naughton321/136941541/
http://digital-photography-school.com/rediscovering-backlit-subjects
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