Focus on Backlighting
Weekly Challenge: April 15 – April 22 (2012)
This challenge will give you an opportunity to focus primarily on your lighting and exposure control as well as creativity. Select a subject and use backlighting as your primary light source. No fill-in flash for this one, and no silhouettes (black with no detail). Anything else is fine, including reflectors. Put some thought into how the backlighting fits into your composition and mood of the photo. Experiment, and most of all, have fun!
These challenges are designed to help you grow in your photography skills and creativity, and also to have fun.
Be sure to visit the Weekly Challenge Rules & Guidelines for more information. This thread will be closed on April 22 (midnight EDT)...so get those photos in!
1. Photos must be posted to the thread in order to be considered for the challenge.
2. Any photo submitted for a weekly challenge must be taken during the dates specified in the challenge thread and taken by you! Because not all EXIFdata can be verified, we will use the honor system here.
3. Challenges will be judged solely by the panel. Individual voting via post "likes" will be incorporated into the final selection of the winning photo.
4. Only one photo entry per member, for each challenge, unless otherwise indicated.
The Judging Criteria Twelve elements of a Merit Image
There will be no cash or prizes awarded for the Weekly Challenge, unless specifically noted by the site administrator. This is a member-run contest, and the purpose of the Weekly Challenge is to encourage member participation on the forums and to keep you taking pictures!
Any photo will be accepted for the challenge. Edited/straight out of the camera, it does not matter. You are left with complete freedom to do whatever genre of photography you wish to do, and your own interpretation of the challenge subject.