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The Guiding Light, Part 2: Backlight

As I stated last week, there are three key ingredients to create a quality image: the quality of the subject, the quality of the composition and the quality of light. In part one of this series, I addressed front light. In part 2, I now touch upon backlight.


Alluring results can be obtained when backlight is the primary source. Depending upon the subject and intensity of the light, images with mystery and radiance can be created. Subjects can be portrayed as silhouettes or bathed in a rim-lit glow revealing shape, rim lit texture and form.


Backlight provides dramatic