Now that the sun is coming out and the weather is warmer we can play around with backlighting. Today I answer two questions pertaining to backlighting. I share a trick to help you nail focus and get correct exposure.
“Tonight I was trying to shoot a couple with lots of pretty backlighting and sunflare. I had a lot of trouble getting the camera to focus a number of times. I switched to manual focus a few times to get that effect, but it was driving me nuts. Any ideas for working with that gorgeous sunset light?”
“If your subject has bright sunlight coming from behind, how do you meter it so that the subject isn’t really dark and the background really bright?”
After watching the video be sure to check out this post with 6 steps to creating haze in your image.
Excuse the underexposed video. It’s pouring down rain today and I’m still learning how to edit video :) So much to learn!