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Dramatic backlight on portraits?

 
Tjthemaxx
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Oct 19, 2008 15:55 |  #1

Apparently I have a backlight fetish. :) It seems to creep through on a lot of my photos. I know that it may not be technically correct but I really like the images.

What do you all think? Pros & cons of this technique? I can handle all feedback as long as it's not mean-spirited. I *AM* an amateur trying to learn. :)

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Oct 19, 2008 17:25 |  #2

i think you're losing a little contrast on the subject by the light & flare.. not bad mind you but personally I think hiding the light source may have given a little more detail to the subject.. the light distracts a little. Fun to use now and then creatively, like #1 though.


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Oct 19, 2008 17:32 |  #3

Backlight can be very dramatic but in yours, it's costing you parts and pieces of your subjects...a bit overdone, IMO...

(BTW, very attractive young lady you have as a model...)


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Oct 19, 2008 18:40 |  #4

im not a fan of this. that back light is distracting.


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