I’m going to have the most beautiful wedding to show you tomorrow, but wanted to elaborate on a scene from yesterday. I had my feet up on the window sill in my hotel room here in Seattle (editing said wedding) and noticed the lovely light.
This is my absolute favorite kind of light to shoot in: backlighting. Now if you’re not a photographer, you probably think it’s kinda silly to have a favorite light. But I bet your photographer friends (and mine) have a favorite light, too.
What I love about backlighting is that it creates this wonderful bright rim around the subject (here, my feet) that makes it stand out from the background. This is especially effective if the subject is in front of something dark, like in the first photo below of Sarah and Scott.