Back-lit portrait photography
One of the commonly known rules in basic photography is to avoid shooting against the sun or into the light. As if you do not know what you are doing – you will likely end up with either completely over exposed photographs or underexpose subjects and ugly shadows.
If you are inexperienced photographer – it can be challenging to figure out how to light your subject correctly in the back-lit situation.
But mastering backlit photography can transform the way you shoot. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the breathtaking images you start creating.
Back-light adds drama, makes uninteresting, plain set-up exciting and magical. Soft, diffused back-light produces a romantic and dreamy effect.
Ordinary becomes extraordinary! In the examples below – I have used a diffusion screen to filter strong studio light.