​How good a backlight photo

​How good a backlight photo

Summer comes, the sun becomes very terrible, canvas prints even the time of taking a picture also has to change with the passage of time, the weather is hot and do not want to go out, the light outside is really too strong, take out is not backlight is not good-looking hard shadow, how can you take a nice picture in the fierce sunshine? Especially when the light source is behind the model, it is easy to take photos with the subject all black or the background all white. It is a matter that needs to be studied to clearly show the details of the subject and background.

Of course, backlit photos do not necessarily mean that the light source is just behind the subject. We can broadly understand that the light source appears in a range behind the subject, canvas prints online while the front of the subject is in the backlit area. If we need to have a direct and dazzling backlight position when taking a picture, because the light directly into the lens, is likely to appear in the picture glare, glare has two sides, on the one hand, it may interfere with the picture of the expression or may also make the loss of detail, but it may be that more dramatic picture looks more interesting. How to understand the role of glare in the picture depends on our own understanding and needs.

The most effective way to keep the glare out of the picture is to block the path of direct light into the lens. The most effective way is to use a hood or find a screen on the lens.

If you want to expose the front of a model in a backlit environment, large canvas print the dynamic range of the camera itself may be difficult to achieve, because the front of the model will be underexposed if you measure the strong light on the back, and the background will be overexposed if you measure the front of the model. In this case, you need to use some external supplementary light source, such as supplementary flash, so that the model's face can be exposed correctly, and use flash to light up the underexposed part of the image.

Ideally, the added flash should not be an external flash facing the subject directly. The front plane lighting will make the model lose the three-dimensional sense. The added flash should have enough freedom to adjust the Angle and intensity of the light on the model's face.

How good a backlight photo

In fact, for most backlight photography, we want to take a good silhouette photo. Sometimes we can tell a story by silhouette. Due to the strong brightness contrast between the foreground and background, we can't see any details on the subjects in the foreground, only a dark outline can be seen. We can't see their expressions, so we have no way to perceive their emotions. Everything needs us to guess the possible story with our imagination.

Because all emotions are possible, this is one of the reasons why some silhouettes are fascinating. By forcing viewers to think through the missing details, viewers will develop different stories based on their own ideas.

First we need to understand that the silhouette is formed because of the contrast between the subject and the background which is beyond the dynamic range of the camera. If the background is properly exposed, the subject is underexposed, and if the subject is properly exposed, the background is overexposed.

If artificial light is not used deliberately, the best place to take a silhouette is in the early morning or late afternoon, when the sun is near the horizon and can be used as a light source in the background. Exposure to sunlight darkens the image as a whole, making it easier to create an outline, reducing exposure to the sun by many notches without underexposure, and creating unwanted highlights. And at this time the light is soft and golden, creating a nice golden halo around the subject's body.

When shooting silhouettes, there is more emphasis on the geometry and guiding lines of the image. Try to arrange the elements in the frame, using the guide line to direct the viewer's eyes to the subject, and make sure there are no unnecessary elements behind the subject that interfere with the overall outline. Unless you want to go out of your way, a few branches behind your subject might look like spiders.

One of the easiest ways to avoid background interference is to lower the camera's Angle and shoot from the top down. This oblique perspective will turn the subject's background into an empty sky and minimize interference. Most of the silhouette photos straight out of the camera will not be as we expected, because the camera is too smart, so smart that they will always want to be a little smart, in order to get a perfect silhouette photo, you still need to make post-adjustment, best aluminum photo prints increase the contrast between the subject and the background, and adjust the tone.

17th Jul 2019

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