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Weekly Photography Challenge – Backlighting

If you aren’t sure what backlighting is all about, check out these 18 stunning examples.

Image: By Stefan Lins

By Stefan Lins

Weekly Photography Challenge – Backlighting

Good lighting is key to creating successful and powerful images. Backlighting is one such way to use light to your advantage. Certain subjects lend themselves well to having the light come from behind, or even through them. Such as:

  • Leaves and flowers
  • Steam and smoke
  • Anything translucent that the light can come through
  • Water
  • Glass
  • Hair (portraits that use backlight add a glow to the subject’s hair)
  • Pets (same with fur!)
  • Cut fruit and some foods

What other things can you think of that look great backlit?

Image: By Bill Gracey

By Bill Gracey

Image: By M.G.N. – Marcel

By M.G.N. – Marcel

Image: By Torben Worm

By Torben Worm

Share your images below:

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

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You can also share your images on the dPS Facebook group as the challenge is posted there each week as well.

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru, Thailand, India, Cuba, Morocco, Bhutan, Vietnam and more. To help you improve and learn she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!