Tiny Tips 4 – Study Highlights!

Last Updated on April 4, 2008 by

The earlier two tips were about attributes of light that may well be avoided. Here is one aspect of light that you would do well to utilise constructively.

While a light source from behind the camera helps you take sharp and colourful photographs, light from behind the subject may help you take pictures with spectacular highlights, especially when shot against darker backgrounds.

So, when you are taking photographs with the light source from behind the subject look out for the highlights on the subject . . . it may be on the hair of the person or on the dew drops on a leaf or flower! Make sure you notice it and capture it in your photograph! You may want to open up a stop or two to make the highlights even more spectacular and the shadows on the front of the subject a little lighter!

More Tiny Tips here.

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