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100 Beautiful Examples of Backlit Photography

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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!

Backlit White Rose

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Backlit Frangipani Leaves

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Backlit Palms

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Backlit Grasses

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Backlit traffic

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Backlit Cactus

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volumetric tessellation without a name

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backlit baby cones

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Ollie Backlit

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thorn flakes

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Backlit Golden Retriever

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Backlit Snow

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Backlit Iris leaves

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StephenMcleod

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backlit aloe plant

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backlit straws

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Backlit Clouds

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MIT Backlit Stairs

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Backlit Blinds

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Pevensey Castle, backlit

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Backlit Fan

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Backlit Flowers

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Swiss Chard Backlit

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Backlit Pink Morning Glory Interior

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Seagull Backlit

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Temple blossoms backlit

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Backlit Grass

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Love like a sunset

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your portrait

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amanda eastside portrait

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biomimicry

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Backlit Girl

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Cara

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Shine

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incense

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Sunwashed Hair

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Road flares

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Soaring

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Mathias

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and listen

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Leanne

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chris13

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twenty third and valencia

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Za - Le concert au Sentier des Halles

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my former moustache backlit

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window portrait

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Backlit / Processed

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hicken & Liver?! Oh Boy, My Favorite!

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Me-Shell

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The Lunatics 1

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Fluture de Noapte || Nocturnal Butterfly

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I love backlighting

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JD Backlighting experiment

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Seasoned Love

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Cropped

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100 años de cosas

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mer backlit b&w

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F L I C K R

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Mi corazón, ardía como el Windsor...

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Autumn

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Brilliant Flag

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Mirada

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Day 63 - Ice, Ice, Baby

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local glacier #2

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Jumma Masjid

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Fountain Glow

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Backlit Man

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Pires e a nova câmera

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Fairy Down

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Backlit Horse

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Stonehenge

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La alegría del canto

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Ryan

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Dangled

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Cacti

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Eerie

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Shaver

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New Life 2

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Sympetrum éclaireur

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Bajo el puente

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Backlighting 1

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grass (2)

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365 Outtake

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Aphid's delight

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365-44 (Feb 14)

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Lens III

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Iffa_Closeup_Sepia

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Adam

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il tunnel

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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!

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