Feature You photography
Free sample lessons
I. Setting up your picture
ph1-1. Select your background
2. Note your surrounding
ph2-1. Note the horizon
3. Natural light
ph3-1. Backlit subjects
4. Contrast and closeness
ph4-4. Still life
ph3-1p. Backlit subjects
This backlit shot has extreme contrast.
But we got beautiful light coming through the fig tree, and that’s the priority.
So it’s OK if details are underexposed.
The important thing is we get the correct exposure for the key part of the image.
Note the rich color saturation and the backlit solid outline.
ph3-1p. Backlit Subjects
Working with a person or an object, take a picture of the subject using one leading light on the back of your head or the subject.
If you don't have bright sun, you can use a street light in the evening or use a harsh reading light indoors.
Make sure the light is intense, so the shadows are dark.