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Photo Assignment: Backlit Portraits is an interactive video course in which participating photographers can view and discuss each other's work. Professional photographer Derrick Story shows how to make onsite adjustments in a portrait shoot where backlighting is predominant. He teaches how to work with reflectors to bounce light into the areas that need it, and he explains how to use spot metering to control the exposure for the subject's face. At the end of the course, Derrick describes how to upload photos to Flickr for review and comment.
Backlit Portrait Photo Assignment Flickr Discussion Group
Well, you have been looking at a lot of my shots for this photo assignment and now I want to see some of your stuff. That's right. I want you to go out and practice these techniques, and then I want you to share them right here on the lynda.com Backlit Portrait Photo Assignment. You have to be a member of Flickr and if you already are, then all you have to do is go to this URL right here. That will take you right to our little public group right here. If you are not a member of Flickr, it's easy enough. It's free.
Just click the Join button. Just click Sign Up. It takes about ten minutes and they will get you going and then you can come back and you can come to our little page that we have right here. Now, there are few group rules that you should take a look at and those are right here. The main thing to know is though that we would like you to post up to ten shots a week. Obviously, you don't have to post that many if you are not out shooting all the time. But we do want to see your photos and the neat thing about that is you'll get to see other people's photos.
You'll get to see all sorts of interpretations of the techniques that I have talked about right here on the Flickr public group, the Backlit Portrait Photo Assignment. I am looking forward to seeing what you are doing. Please participate. I will be hanging out. I will be commenting on photos and participate in the discussions and I look forward to seeing your pictures here.
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