Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining the challenge, part of Photo Assignment: Backlit Portraits.
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So, before we head out into the field and actually take some shots, I want to…define our challenge here.…I want to explain a little bit about backlit portraiture and how to do it and…how to overcome the strong light coming in from the side or from behind.…You can see that right here. We can see that in this shot right here.…Look at how the hair is lit up. It's just glowing.…This is what's so exciting about backlighting is that you can get that hair and…the lines along the shoulder and the hips and so forth have this nice edge, this…nice line that separates your subject from the background.…
Another thing that I like about this type of work is that you can shoot it…during times of day when you normally wouldn't be out shooting portraiture.…This is really important for event photographers and wedding photographers as…they often don't have a choice when they have to do the portraits, the group shots, …the couple shots and things like that.…No matter what the light is, they have to figure out a way to get a good shot…
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