Dare To Shoot Against The Light

 

The common notion is that good photography necessitates subjects to be perfectly lit from the front. Moving away from the norm, Chandni Gajria describes eight simple techniques to create breathtaking photographs with backlighting.

The very first step to making great backlit photographs is to reach the location at the right time of the day and to simply soak in the magic that the light paints. Exposure: 1/400sec at f/5.6 (ISO 400)

The very first step to making great backlit photographs is to reach the location at the right time of the day and to simply soak in the magic that the light paints. Exposure: 1/400sec at f/5.6 (ISO 400) Photograph/Mousam Pattanaik

 Technique 1: Using Translucence
When light passes through a semi-transparent subject, it transforms it into something that is extraordinarily beautiful.

Technique 2: Playing with Silhouettes
Find a strong subject with a definite form to create stunning silhouettes against a bright colourful backdrop.

Technique 3: Lining with Light
Rimlighting can help define your subjects. Angle yourself and watch light draw outlines of nature and people.

Technique 4: Let the Rays Spread
Wake up before the sun rises and head out to shoot slanting sunrays as they find their way into your surroundings.

Technique 5: A Low Key Drama
You may be shooting against the light, but there will be situations in which you can use large shadows to create drama.

Technique 6: Silence with High Key
Induce a feeling of tranquility and rest in your photograph by making it seem bright and soulful.

Technique 7: Flare Up Your Frame
Immerse your senses in the warmth of the sun even as the flare fills your eyes, lens and your photographs.

Technique 8: The Brilliance of Bokeh
Immerse your senses in the warmth of the sun even as the flare fills your eyes, lens and your photographs.

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