My First Real Try at Backlighting

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Jeffininer's picture
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My First Real Try at Backlighting

How'd I do?

It's hard getting good exposure on the face and not completely blowing everything out!! This is in my parent's pasture and had the most AMAZING fuzzy weeds. I wish DD wasn't so particular about long grass Sad

But, I thought this one turned out nice. CC?

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Ladybugsteph's picture
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I've been working on my backlighting shots too. I'm having a hard time with haze though. I get a lot of it, and then I have no idea how to process it.

This looks just like how mine come out, good or bad, so I'll be interested to hear the CC from others as well.

Joined: 11/21/02
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So cute!! I think you did great. Remember to always use a lens hood when taking backlit pictures.

EL2's picture
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Very cute! I was curious, were you shooting this directly at the sun at you or where you in an angle?

There is a good tutorial on ILP about back lighting if you have a chance to read it. To me I like hazy pictures and I really like your shot.

Jeffininer's picture
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Thanks girls Smile

Ahhh, the lens hood. I HATE them but I know they have a purpose, and I'm sure it would have been beneficial for this one...must remember to put it in the bag :/

El, the sun is over my DD's right shoulder (camera left). I was making sure that the sun was just outside the frame of the photo. I never get on ILP any more, but I might have to check that tutorial out.

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I think it looks great! What a ham!

Have to say that one of my biggest pet peeves at the moment is fake backlighting/sun! Yours however, is real and looks fabulous Smile

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Great job with the backlighting! Im usually not a huge fan of the haze, but it looks good here! Oh, and my 5 year old just looked over my shoulder and said "oh my, she is sooo cute!"! Smile Approvals all around! Smile

Jeffininer's picture
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I know a lot of people are putting in the fake flare, haze to photos to make them look back-lit. Glad mine didn't come out bad (though it IS real!!)

Jess, you're daughter's reaction just made me smile Smile

sadieruth's picture
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I think it looks great. I have never succeeding nor have I tried lately.

cazzoom's picture
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Well I like it!

connorsmum's picture
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Looks good to me, love her outfit!