感覺戀愛了♡絕美逆光攝影技巧 | 女攝影師Cake’s Film

February 16, 2020

Hello! I am Rebecca a photographer with 10 years experience When I was just a newbie, I always wanted to shoot these backlighting photos I was not as smart as you guys to watch tutorials in YouTube After intensive practice, I found the keys to shoot them finally I will share them to you today This lens effect is called lens flare When the lens is facing the light, light rays enter the lens and reflect between lenses As a result, a kind of unusual light is produced It is known as halo formation This is actually a deflect of lens But if it is used appropriately, it becomes an extraordinary effect In backlighting photos, the subject will be surrounded by light, especially the hair The hair looks glowing Really gorgeous Take note of the coming few points, You can also shoot backlighting photos easily The first key is the shooting time This is the most important key to backlighting photos The best shooting time is the magic hour which is an golden hour before the sunset or they can be shot at the early sunrise Since I couldn’t get up at dawn, I will usually do it at dusk 😉 So why are these 2 time the most suitable? It is because the light is the softest at these time The light difference will have minimal influence Not like the strong sunlight at noon Besides, the sun is at a low angle Light rays come obliquely The subject will feel more 3D and the layers of background will be more obvious Furthermore, the color temperature will be higher That’s why the subject seems to be outlined by light in backlighting photos and the photos looks warm with nice atmosphere The second key is making good use of lenses Old lenses are recommended As modern lenses have special anti-reflection coating They have high resistance to backlighting Strong lens flare effect is rarely seen For example, this is a EF 50mm 1.2 L lens The photo shot is like this This is a 50mm f1.2 LTM lens It is a 50’s – 70’s lens The lens flare is amazing There are rainbows, too The rays enter through the edge of the lens producing diffraction And the lens flare appears I am not promoting this lens XD It’s just because I have this old lens on hand for demostration Each old lens has different effect of lens flare The third key is controlling the angle of rays entering Lens flare does not appears in any angles Keep changing the angle of lens facing the light source until you find the best shot In addition, the auto focus does not work well under backlighting There is a higher chance that the subject is not focused The best solution is to use live view and manual focus The focus will be accurate and fail-safe Since the 50 LTM is a manual focus lens I can only use manual focus XD The fourth key is paying attention to exposure of the model’s face If you use evaluative metering in the camera, the image will be a bit dim As the background is so bright, if the background has normal exposure, the model will become dim Instead, we can use spot metering Focus on the model’s face to use the her face as exposure standard I will take the live view as reference Adjust the exposure to best fit her face Some friends ask me why I use the camera like this The direct sunlight is too strong that I cannot see anything I have to rotate the screen avoid direct sunlight You should do the same to protect your eyes That’s all for the sharing Have you learnt this yet? From now on, I will post new videos at 6 PM every Saturday You don’t have to guess when will my new videos be out Stay tuned If you like my videos, please subscribe my channel and follow my Instagram You will find more photos and news there See you. Bye bye

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