The Principles of Shooting Video With a DSLR

9 Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Photography Composition Technique: Framing

The EDFAT Method in Photojournalism

Causes and Solutions for Vignettes on Photos

Easy and Practical Tips for Models Photo Shoot

Canon 50mm f/1.8 vs. Canon 40mm f/2.8STM  Which One is Better?

The Best Way to Clean Your DSLR Lens

How to Become Professional Photographer

How Would One Become a Professional Photographer?

Photography Tips: Photographing with Backlight

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On February - 17 - 2017

Photographing with Backlight

Photographing with Backlight



Essentially, the main idea of photography is playing with light. If we are able play with light and control how it bounces off the subject, it will of course make for a great photograph. If we made mistakes in lighting, it will surely hurt the result.
The direction of light against the subject of the photo can be directed from several possibilities: front light, backlight, sidelight, top light, and bottom light. Each lighting direction has their own advantages, disadvantages, and level of difficulties while shooting.

This post will concentrate on discussing backlighting, where the source of light is from behind the object of the photograph. Backlight can become a challenge because of the level of difficulty associated with the direction of the light source. The resulting photograph of backlight can be diverse and extraordinary if done well.

Photographing with the backlight technique will prominently separate the object from its background, making the photograph highly dimensional. In addition, other varieties of this technique will result in photographs such as: silhouettes, translucent photos, and rim light (including flares). The results of course will depend on the techniques used by the photographer.

Typically, using this technique will result in silhouette photographs that tend to be under exposed (UE). The backlight photo technique, however, can also create photographs that are not under exposed with applied with additional lighting acting as a fill-in light. Read the rest of this entry »

.

Related Photography Ideas for backlight photography tips at OneSlidePhotography.com

Tips in Determining the Fee for your Photography Services

When starting out with your photography business, the most important thing to determine is how much your services will cost your client. There are many factors to think about when determining your price. Here are some factors to consider:


Understanding GN Value and how it’s Calculated

GN, short for Guide Number, Is the amount of power the light transmitted by a flash device is. It’s the result from multiplying distance (in meter or feet) and aperture. The power of the flash is measured with the GN which describes the flash’s capacity in illuminating objects within a certain distance (in meters). Modern […]


Tips on Outdoor Portrait Photography

Outdoor shooting technique is a little bit different from the indoor one. Even though there is abundance amount of light that gets in, we do not always get good photos from there, especially when the object of your photo is a human or a portrait of someone. One of the major reasons is because when […]


Noise in Photographs: The Causes and the Remedies

Noise, or a set of spots or visible pixels on photographs, often annoys many of us because it lowers the image quality. Before we discuss the remedies to fixing noise, we need to get a better understanding of the cause of these spots on our photos.


Priorities When Buying a Camera and its Accessories

Being new to photography means being excited in buying new lenses, flash, and the endless additional camera accessories. But before you splurge, it’s best you understand the priorities and which are must-buys. Here is oneslidephotography.com’s version of priorities in order: 1. Camera Body Of course, since without it, there’s no buying anything else. 2. Lens […]


Basic Mistakes of Beginner Photographers

The following are some common mistakes made by beginner and amateur photographers. The people at Panasonic found these via a survey they conducted, numbered in order of its frequency. 1. Most common mistake made by digital camera users, of up to 35.2% of the people surveyed, is the loss of battery power. Digital cameras, obviously, […]


A Brief History of Canon Cameras

Here’s a brief history of Canon Cameras. Released by Canon themselves, this video explain the evolution of their monolog SLR to their Digital SLR. This video showcases Canon’s revolution in technology and how they’ve applied it in various products. It explains their breakthroughs in technology and how it bettered enriched and further ease the photography […]