Photography Icon: Robert Doisneau

Don’t be Sad..Here We are With Some Tips on Making Your Selfie Look More Attractive

5 More Famous Figures’ Last Photographs Before They Died

Download PDF: New Nikkor Lens Catalogue

Chromatic Aberration on a Lens and How to Avoid Them

Tutorial: Creating a Panorama Photo using Adobe Photoshop

Tips For Choosing the right DSLR Camera Bag

Photography Tips: Creating Extraordinary Picture During Golden Hours

Superzoom Prosumer Cameras, How Good are They?

Tips on Toy Photography (Action Figure)

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: Photographing in the Afternoon (Under Harsh Sunlight)

Sometimes we are faced with a situation that requires us to take photos in the sun. Even if whe the position of the sun is at its heat-inducing peak is not a great time to shoot photos. Here are some tips to minimize your shortcomings:


The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby

Here are The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby, the man who changed the “digital darkroom” forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography–how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use (and it’s easier […]


Nikkor 105mm f/1.8Ais on DSLR

Nikkor 105mm f/1.8, manual lens with 9 aperture blades … and the closest focusing distance is 42 in… with a smooth and wonderful bokeh Nikon mounted to the DSLR body (EOS 1000d)? yup … why not using a lens adapter of course ..


Advantages on Photo-Hunting Alone

Many of my friends are not comfortable traveling alone when they want to hunt for photos. Maybe they think they’ll feel lonely, unsafe, and not confident enough to carry around a camera on their own. There are however a number of advantages to going at it alone. Some of these are: FREE TO CHOOSE YOUR […]


Video Tutorial on Cleaning Camera Dslr (Not So) Correctly And Properly

The following is a video on how to clean your DSLR camera. What you need is a bucket with enough water, a detergent and a water compressor. The steps are as follows.


Must-Have Accessories for your Camera

A camera is a vehicle for safekeeping your memories and your artistic visions. And like any vehicle, it needs to be equipped with various accessories to enhance its ability or just to maintain its durability. It’s advisable that when we are to buy a camera, we also allocate sufficient funds to buy the most necessary […]


Photography Tips: 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 […]