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Weekly Photography Challenge – Backlighting

This week’s photography challenge topic is BACKLIGHTING!

Image: © Kevin Landwer-Johan

© Kevin Landwer-Johan

Your photos can include anything with backlighting. It could be portraits, street photography, nature, food, objects, silhouettes etc. They can be color, black and white, moody or bright. You get the picture. Have fun, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


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Some Inst-piration from some Instagrammers:


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Check out some of the articles below that give you tips on this week’s challenge.

Tips for Shooting BACKLIGHTING

How to Use Backlight to Create Incredible Images

How to Backlight Translucent Objects for Dramatic Effect

Sunshine: My Favorite Light Source

Three Types of Light: Diffused, Backlight and Reflected – What are They and When to use Them

7 Steps to Create Street Photography Silhouettes



Weekly Photography Challenge – BACKLIGHTING

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.

Share in the dPS Facebook Group

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

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites – tag them as #DPSbacklighting to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

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Caz Nowaczyk
Caz Nowaczyk

– the dPS Managing Editor, lives in Wollongong, Australia and has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, and designer in her business, Exposure Arts and Media, for 15 years. Her background extends to Digital Content Management, and Editorial Design. In her spare time, she composes music as Dreamgirl and the Motorist. Since the age of 12, she knew she would be a photographer – the other stuff came as a surprise!

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