What does backlight mean anyway? | Singapore family photographer

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Shooting backlit is my favorite. Like… I LIVE for good backlighting during photo sessions. If you ever book a shoot with me you will see just how excited I get when I can implement it!! I use this lighting technique whenever I possibly can because of how amazing the results can be if done correctly. Backlighting is as straightforward as it sounds – light streaming into your frame from behind, which means that the sun is BEHIND my subject. When the sun is behind you, it gives you a “glow” and dreamy look it can really make your photos stand out.

Golden hour happens during sunrise and sunset, and is when the sun is lower in the sky. I do ALL my shoots during golden hour, and will subsequently start two hours before sunset or begin at sunrise and shoot for two hours after. This ensures that my clients don’t get those unflattering, harsh shadows on their faces caused by midday sun, but instead even, glowy light!!

In this photo (I was actually location scouting for a family shoot here in Stockholm and had no idea the light would be this beautiful, so excuse the poor wardrobe :) it was around 8 pm so the sun was starting to set but since its summer time in Sweden I probably should have waited until 9 pm for the perfect and softer backlight for my family session. Luckily I had some cliffs covering the sun, it’s all about knowing how to work with this kind of light, it’s a bit tricky actually if you are new to it:)

I love the soft dreamy look this photos. This is a completely edited free photo, straight from camera.

If you would like to book a session with me, just reach out, I'm booking for August to December 2019 I still have a few slots for August) so just get in touch and let's start planning your session!

xoxo,
Gunilla