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Portraits: Backlighting, Wraparound Lighting

12/21/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

This is a quick explanation of backlighting (for wraparound lighting from behind) in a portrait. This can produce a soft, ethereal effect for portraiture.

Ways to achieve this type of backlighting effect include simply blowing out the exposure of the backlight so that it seems to bleed around the subject, and using strong light sources behind (opposite the camera side) the subject. I provide some window light and flash examples in this video.

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About Ed Verosky

I’m a photographer specializing in creative portraiture.  I also teach portraiture and lighting techniques encouraging the use of less gear and more creativity to get the job done. In my experience, connecting with the subject and having fun with the process results in more interesting pictures.
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