Category Archives: Silhouettes

Using Backlighting with Digital Photography: A Tutorial


Effective uses of backlighting with digital photography.  Samples follow: rim/hair lighting, emphasize translucence, & create a silhouette. Rim/hair light – when light traces the outline of the subject. Translucence – light passes through part of subject such as a bird’s feathers, fabric or water. Silhouette – high contrast.  Subject is…  
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