Personality of a photographer?

I have always faced this question " What personality traits do photographers have" Beginners often keep asking this question like what makes the photographer different from other people, what kind of attitude he must carry on.   According to me, every photographer creates a different known space in the world of photography by adding his creatives, different thoughts, a different aspect etc.  "Photographers need to be artistic, meaningful communication through his photographs, original creative ideas and all he expresses his true expression. He is well able to influence others"  A few important things need to be followed by all the photographers. He need not be conventional. Must work in a professional manner and convince others with his creative photographs Must respect his photography kit and always keep maintaining the kit because sometimes your maintained kit also express your passion.  He must pursue a good character and behave nicely, professionally. He mus

Magic of Backlighting in the Photography


There are end numbers of lighting tips and tricks and every light technique is having its own charisma and sometime its called magic of the light. Out of all those charismatic lighting, there is one charismatic lights which is known as backlighting. Sometimes it plays a role of the backbone in the photography. It is also used in portrait, products, travel, landscape etc It is photographer's creativity how is add backlight to his subject to look more beautiful, more impressing, more communicative etc 

What is Backlighting - It can produce a variety of stunning effects. From creating silhouettes to capturing lens flares, It illuminates your subject from the backside and create wonderful art of photography. It is purely depends upon the subject, where camera is positioned against the light and settle the subject in-between the camera and light. here is altogether different trick is involved that you need to understand. Majority of the light is coming from the backside of the subject. But on common scenarios majority of the light is coming from behind the camera and photographer. VICE VERSA

When to use backlighting - There is no such timing, location, parameters etc where or when to use backlighting or something really demands backlight. It is purely depends upon the photographer's decision. When to use or when not to use. It is also depend upon the subject's requirement, sometimes fashion portrait, product demand colourful backlighting treatment. It is something unique that has to produce against the opposite light condition. You all must learn. 

Few common tips to follow

  • Use manual mode
  • Use tripod
  • Understand the backlighting
  • Capture silhouettes
  • Shoot in RAW
  • Use artificial colourful lights
  • Use props 

Evening time is the best timing for shooting backlighting shots, You may have golden hours to shoot (after sunset) there is lot of possibilities of getting different colours variation. If you are a beginner and going for experiment shoot then plan to shoot in the evening, must pre-visit the location before the shoot so that accordingly you can shoot creatively.  You must cultivate this habit in you to shoot in backlighting. Lots of pro-photographer spend maximum time to shoot in backlighting and its one their preferred shots.

Keep experimenting! Have wonderful and happy photography life to you all

Photographer and Blogger Prasenjeet Gautam ( has captured above posted photographs. INDIA




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