Backlighting refers to lighting in a photograph that illuminates your subject from behind. This causes the edges of the subject to glow while other areas remain darker or, at times, silhouetted. When effectively implemented in a scene, backlighting can enhance the finer details of an object (such as the veins in a leaf) or a scenes more delicate features (such as the dust particles or drops of mist in a given background).
The backlighting source can be natural light, such as the sun in nature and landscape shots, or an artificial source. And when pulled off right, the resulting effect can add a more dramatic, intense mood to your image. If there is light, then there is the opportunity for backlighting—the possibilities are endless, so get out there and shoot!
Assignment Photos—Cast Your Vote!
Each image below is assigned a number – choose your 5 favorites and check the corresponding image number shown in the right side bar.
You can only vote for 5!! Each computer can only vote one time – so for those members that share a computer – feel free to email me with your votes, or use a friend’s computer to cast your vote. PLEASE NOTE: Voting is a privilege for camera club members only.
DEADLINE TO VOTE is Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm
Be sure to note the “Image #” shown UNDER the slide show when casting vote.