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Recently, we looked at how to set up amazing silhouette shots using strong backlighting. Today we'll see that silhouettes are just one possibility for what to do with a good backlight. Creative backlighting seems to be extremely common in nature photography, but can produce excellent effects in other areas like portraiture as well. Here are 100 beautifully backlit photos to give you some ideas for how to setup your own unique shots!
Share Your Backlit Photographs!
There are definitely some trends that emerge when you browse backlit photography on Flickr. Glowing hair, sun flares and translucent leaves are all popular subjects that you should consider experimenting with in addition to coming up with your own new and creative ideas.
Use the comment section below to leave a link to your own backlit shots and be sure to let us know how you captured them!