Photography podcast #45 talks about how to use backlighting outdoors. We talk about taking that classic photo on the beach in front of a sunset and doing it properly. We also describe how to take a nice portrait using backlighting and the whole podcast and is based somewhat on an email from Cindy;
“This summer my family is going to the beach. Of course, I want to take lots of pictures. What is the best time of day? I love sunset pictures, but how do I take pictures of the people with their backs to the ocean (sun in background etc.) and see their faces clearly? ”
The images below (done really quickly with almost no post processing) clearly show the differences you can obtain using backlighting and flash at different settings. Personally I like the Minus 2 shot the best. You best see the differences in flash output by looking at the face.
Photography links mentioned in this podcast:
Accessories that you can use to hold reflectors etc. — photography podcast 35
Photography and the law
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