PHOTO TIP from Always An Adventure:
This is our first post, and it’s about back-lit situations.
Photographing back-lit subjects are never easy, and there are a few tricks to consider in situations like this.
1) you can use a fill flash/pop-up flash
2) you can get light from other sources, for example a white sheet reflecting light on the subject
3) you can over expose to compensate for the bright background,or
4) you can brighten the subject in your dark-room. But, for point 4 to work, you must have a good exposure to begin with.
Many do not think about using their pop-up flash in sunny situations. We recommend you try it, and you will see how much nicer the light evens out.
Comment by Nikon Canada Ambassador Tony Beck:
When faced with a back-lit situation, I typically open up one or two stops from the correct exposure for sunlight.
If you’re uncomfortable with manual exposure settings, check your camera’s automatic features to see if you have a setting for back lighting.