Backlight Photography


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baldeop

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Can anyone let me know where to meter for backlight photography. Suppose I want to take one potrait shot with sunlight coming from behind then shall I meter at human face or some other midtone area. :confused:
Pls advice?
 

zac08

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Can anyone let me know where to meter for backlight photography. Suppose I want to take one potrait shot with sunlight coming from behind then shall I meter at human face or some other midtone area. :confused:
Pls advice?
You want the silhouette?

then meter at the bright area.

If you want a white wash-out high key effect, then meter at the face. :)
 

catchlights

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Can anyone let me know where to meter for backlight photography. Suppose I want to take one potrait shot with sunlight coming from behind then shall I meter at human face or some other midtone area. :confused:
Pls advice?
for creating silhouette, just meter the background and expose accordingly.
if you take meter reading from the face, just close down two stops will do
 

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