Tips on capturing a stunning backlit portrait - Dreamstime
Dramatic back-lighting from the sun and the golden flares that flood your viewfinder can give you an incredible image. Not only that, the mood of your photo is vastly different from portraits, there’s a warm, feminine feel to this, and your artistic flexibility is truly unlimited.
I like to get these shots late in the afternoon, I generally use a wide aperature which creates a great buttery bokeh on the background. It’s also a good idea to have only part of the sun viewable and keep the majority of it blocked by your subject to avoid flooding your photo with too much light – it’s a delicate balance to find that sweet spot which gives you a golden tone and great lens flares, so experimenting is key!
Photo credits: Nancy Ziller.
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