Weekly Photography Challenge – Backlighting

If you are not sure what backlighting is about, have a look at these 18 stunning examples.

By Stefan Lins

Weekly Photography Challenge — Backlighting

Superior lighting is vital to creating powerful and strong pictures. Backlighting is just one such approach to use light to your benefit. Certain topics lend themselves nicely to with the light come out from supporting, or even during them. Like:

  • Leaves and blossoms
  • Steam and smoke
  • Anything translucent that the light can come via
  • Water
  • Glass
  • Beard (portraits that use backlight add a glow to your subject’s hair
  • Pets (same with coat!)
  • Cut fruit and a few foods

What other things are you aware about that look amazing backlit?

By Bill Gracey

From M.G.N. — Marcel

From Torben Worm

Share  your pictures  below:

Just upload your shot to the comment area (look for the little camera icon at the Disqus comments section), and they will get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer, upload them into your favourite photo-sharing site and leave the link for them. Show me your very best pictures  in this week’s challenge. Sometimes it takes a little while for a picture to look so be patient and try not to post the same image twice.

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