Backlit Portraits 2 - Photography Contest [39 entries]

Sanguine Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
72%
Contest goal:

One of the first rules many photographers are taught is to 'shoot with the sun behind you' to ensure a well lit subject. However rules are meant to be broken and this is no exception- shooting a portrait subject (and other subjects too) with some nice back lighting can create some beautiful effects.

So the challenge is to shoot a portrait with back lighting (light coming from behind your subject). This doesn't mean that the only light in your shot needs to be from behind. You need to balance it with other light (natural, reflected or artificial).

As a portrait, some of the features of the subject need to be recognizable, they do not need to be lighted as brightly as the back, but some sort of 'fill-light' is needed. NO SILHOUETTES!

EDIT: For those who don't read the comments below...
"Contest Moderator: People, be advised...a portrait is defined as: "A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person"...therefor, all landscape and plant shots will most certainly be off-topic. And, for this contest, we will stick to people, no animal shots...please"


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Contest Moderator: People, be advised...a portrait is defined as: "A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person"...therefor, all landscape and plant shots will most certainly be off-topic. And, for this contest, we will stick to people, no animal shots...please ( 5 years and 2522 days ago )

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Sanguine - created by Karol


Sanguine
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/39Score: 72% (43)13212 views

(5 years and 2519 days ago)


One Plus One - created by qlmos7


One Plus One
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/39Score: 70.5% (36)7371 views

(5 years and 2517 days ago)


On the dock - created by captgeo


On the dock
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/39Score: 69.1% (30)7275 views

(5 years and 2515 days ago)


The Light at Yonder Window - created by photogirl723


The Light at Yonder Window
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/39Score: 68.9% (24)7654 views

(5 years and 2523 days ago)


Not happy - created by friiskiwi


Not happy
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/39Score: 68.7% (19)6608 views

(5 years and 2520 days ago)