Backlight 01

Happy New Year! May the new year bring us some great ideas for photography and may we all grow in the art of making images!

I would like to do one change to this blog. I would like to stay two weeks on each photographic exercise instead of just one. I am curious to find out what is going to happen if I stay longer on each exercise and how it will effect me as a photographer.


The first exercise is perfect for the winter month. I want to shoot different subjects with a backlight. I took an image of my basic set-up. You may do something similar or maybe something totally different. The main idea is that you focus on your subject and use an aperture setting that blurs the backlight. By doing so it will automatically enlarge the backlight!

Here is my first image.


The candle in the back is beautifully blurred created by my 180mm macro lens. During my initial shots the white paper star was too dark. I decided to use a small fill-in flash with a blue gel to light up the star.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

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