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Shooting in Sh*tty Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them by Erik Valind, Lindsay Adler

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Chapter Nine. Strong Backlight

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Your client’s event is scheduled right at sunset, meaning you are stuck shooting directly into the sun. There’s no need to curse your bad luck; heavily backlit shots can be some of the most beautiful and dramatic images out there! When you take control of this situation, you can turn the sun into a radiant glow or striking hair light for your subject. The keys to cracking the backlight challenge are:

• Harnessing lens flare

• Overcoming difficulty focusing

• Achieving correct exposure

This chapter outlines the strategies you need to turn heavily backlit scenes into photographic gold.

Harness Lens Flare

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