Open to photographers with a ranking outside the top 1000. There are two other 'Backlit portraits' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Backlighting is a creative technique that makes your portrait shots stand out by shooting your subject directly in front of a light source. Getting the right quality of lighting in your photos is essential if you want to avoid being either under or overexposed, and that's why making the most of backlit settings is a great way to create balanced, eye-catching and inherently atmospheric shots. Start experimenting now!
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