This week on Picaboo, the theme was back-lighting your subject and capturing images of women. The above photo was also included in Picaboo's blog for the week too!
|Photo of Kaylie from last spring since it was pouring outside|
|Back-light shot of some marigolds-one of my fave all time flower photos I took!|
Typically when taking photos, your subject is facing the light. To achieve back-lighting you want your subject to have the light source behind them. Other forms of back-lighting are capturing sun-flares and silhouettes. You'll want to make sure to focus on your subject and perhaps lower your light meter down a bit (that little +and - button on your camera) to keep your subject from being drowned in light.
|Sasha in the early evening light|
|Another shot from last year since it was raining again|
back-lighting can make for some lovely photos with the unique lighting that plays with the colors and makes your subject appear softer. I had a bit of trouble with uncooperative rainy weather so a few are from last year that happen to be back-lit.
|Grass in the yard|
|Wild vine seedlings|
Of course there's no real instruction on photographing women/girls other than finding a willing participant! Mine of course was my little girl! Some interesting angles to keep in mind that are flattering are shooting from above and using leading lines.