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.
Backlit portraits are a way for photographers to compose portraits with dramatic lighting, usually in a studio setting, but also when shooting outdoors. Effective backlighting can be achieved with natural or artificial light, but both can significantly help to enhance the mood of your portrait shots.
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