Monday, August 9, 2010

F.A.Q's | Backlighting | Kendra Jean Photography

When I am shooting your portrait session, or your Wedding, I am always looking for the perfect spots to take advantage of backlighting! I love the effect it has on images, and I love that I can control how much "flare/haze" to have or not have.

Take these two for example, on this first one, we have the haze coming onto their faces...
backlighting tips,skintone tips for photographers

And with a little repositioning, I got the haze out of the image!
backlighting tips,skintone tips for photographers

When doing this type of shooting, the sun is behind the subject and I like to have a tree or other object behind them as well to diffuse the sun just a little. (but it works without as well)

With this one, the sun is coming in directly under their chins...
backlighting tips,skintone tips for photographers
I still like that images, but again with me repositioning, I eliminated the sun from between them. And got this crisp image.
backlighting tips,skintone tips for photographers

A couple more examples of how my positioning affects the amount of haze/flare coming into the image.
backlighting tips,skintone tips for photographers

I also love the glow and the fact that it somewhat separates the subject from the background by getting that nice "glow" around the subjects heads!
backlighting tips,skintone tips for photographers
When using the sun as backlighting I typically will overexpose a tad, to get their faces correct. This sometimes will leave some parts of the hair blown out, so you need to practice and find the balance.

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Kendra Jean Photography

Hello! I am a boutique Portrait and Wedding photographer in Phoenix, Arizona. In each session, I strive to capture your true personalities in a fun and relaxed way. My images are FUN, FRESH and GENUINE. My weddings are a mixture of capturing the emotions, and moments of your day mixed in with very natural posed images. My post processing style is very natural and fresh and I try to not do overly processed images that will go out of style over the years. I want you to treasure your images and display them in your homes for years and years!

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