40 Heartwarming Backlit Photography Showcase

July 27, 2012 · 0 comments

by Sonny M. Day

backlit photography

Backlit photography is one where the light source comes from behind the subject. To take a beautiful photo under such condition is challenging. That is why, if you are interested to know the techniques involved, you must be prepared to exert some effort. For one, it requires that the photographer correctly adjusts the exposure level of his camera to minimize the flare due to the strong light beam behind the subject. Also, the photographer has to position his subject so that the sun does not directly hit his/her face if he is shooting a portrait or one that involves people. Furthermore, the shooter has to mind other camera settings like proper configuration of aperture and etc. Basically, it is important for photographers to know how to use the light of the sun to his advantage in taking not only backlit subjects but in general, capturing photos during summer on broad daylight, and shooting photos during sunset.

Indeed, backlit photography is ideally for advanced photographers as far as the techniques and skills necessary are concerned. This notwithstanding, a photographer who can already take decent shots is not precluded in learning backlit photography and in the process elevate his craft. As far as you are motivated, and you have the right tools inspirations and resources, it is not far-fetched for you to master this kind of art. In this article, we are sharing with you some of the examples of really heartwarming backlit photos that you can used as inspirations. As you can see, backlit photography when done correctly can produce images with soft tones, and help highlight the fine details of the subject.  Also, we are including some tutorials and tips for you to learn the underlying techniques in taking romantic backlit images. Check them out and enjoy!


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Backlit Golden Retriever

backlit-golden-retriever
Photo used under Creative Commons from theilr

Sunfall (Backlit Autumn Leaves), Wisley

sunfall
Photo used under Creative Commons from flatworldsedge

Backlit Egret

backlit-egret
Photo used under Creative Commons from TexasEagle

La luce che seduce

backlit-photography
Photo used under Creative Commons from cristian_may

Backlit Deer

backlit-photography[5]
Photo used under Creative Commons from Velo Steve

Backlit

backlit
Photo used under Creative Commons from Swamibu

Last Of The Summer

last-of-the-summer
Photo used under Creative Commons from ?ethan

Untitled

untitled
Photo used under Creative Commons from ewanr

Bookworm

bookworm
Photo used under Creative Commons from ML_Duong

A Time For Play

a-time-for-play
Photo used under Creative Commons from Bill Gracey

Mi corazón, ardía como el Windsor…

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Photo used under Creative Commons from Ferminius

Backlit Iris leaves

backlit-iris-leaves
Photo used under Creative Commons from Mr.Mac2009

Brown

brown
Photo used under Creative Commons from dicktay2000

Backlit

backlit[3]
Photo used under Creative Commons from Kanaka Menehune

Backlit Sheep

backlit-sheep
Photo used under Creative Commons from Roj

Images Street

images-street
Photo used under Creative Commons from Gilderic Photography

Soap bubbles

soap-bubbles
Photo used under Creative Commons from Ernst Vikne

Backlit Weeds

backlit-weeds
Photo used under Creative Commons from Bill Gracey

Backlit Meerkat

backlit-meerkat
Photo used under Creative Commons from Bill Gracey

Paulaner

paulaner
Photo used under Creative Commons from christian.senger

Untitled

untitled[1]
Photo used under Creative Commons from .Andi.

Ping Yao Town at Sunset

ping-yao-town-at-sunset
Photo used under Creative Commons from fgcp035

Backlit Grasses 2

backlit-grasses
Photo used under Creative Commons from Bill Gracey

Fiery

fiery
Photo used under Creative Commons from unsure shot

slanted & enchanted

slanted-and-enchanted-
Photo used under Creative Commons from dickie pea

Brilliant Flag

brilliant-flag
Photo used under Creative Commons from OldOnliner

When it rains, it Pours

when-it-rains-it-pours
Photo used under Creative Commons from Mr. Greenjeans

Having a Little Taste

having-a-little-taste[3]
Photo used under Creative Commons from Vincent van der Pas

backlit

backlit[1]
Photo used under Creative Commons from Thomas Hawk

Ollie Backlit

ollie-backlit
Photo used under Creative Commons from Island Capture Photography

Jimmy Fenton

jimmy-fenton
Photo used under Creative Commons from Stu Willis

grass (2)

grass
Photo used under Creative Commons from franzj

and listen

and-listen
Photo used under Creative Commons from lanuiop

Cologne Sculpture Garden

backlit-photography[1]
Photo used under Creative Commons from wwwuppertal

Postcard from Elsen Tasarkhai

postcard-from-elsen-tasarkhai
Photo used under Creative Commons from M.Angel Herrero

Going Home

going-home
Photo used under Creative Commons from solarnu

mo peeks

mo-peeks
Photo used under Creative Commons from BillRhodesPhoto

Ashley and the Amazing Backlight

ashley-and-the-amazing-backlight
Photo used under Creative Commons from jazzylolo {Lauren Kennedy Photography}

Autumn Poplar Trees

autumn-poplar-trees
Photo used under Creative Commons from Martin_Heigan

Burning Aura

burning-aura
Photo used under Creative Commons from Caneles

Backlit Photography Tutorials, Tips and Resources

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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