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.
Lens flare ...