Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Wrapping up, part of Exploring Photography: Backlighting.
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- Working with any type of light source takes practice.…The more you experiment and shoot…in a particular lighting situation, the more you're just…going to come to understand it.…And it's not a procedural understanding,…it's developing an eye for it.…And back lighting is the same way.…If you experiment a lot with back lighting,…as you're out in the world, you're going to start…to learn on your own to recognize, that could be…a great shot, if it were lit from behind.…Maybe I just need to wait.…Or maybe I need to be a hundred feet in that direction.…Your eye will change, your photographic eye will change,…as you work with this type of light more.…
So, the best thing you can do right now, is get your camera,…wait a little bit later in the day, go out,…and start shooting into the sun.…
Backlighting can add drama to almost any subject, from leaves to hair, to smoke, to glassware. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long explores the creative options and exposure challenges behind backlighting in several difference scenarios, from landscapes to portraits, using both natural and artificial light sources.