19 Beautifully Backlit Portraits

Portrait work is often about lighting the subject, but one of the more intriguing ways to light a subject is from behind.  Utilizing hair lights or even the sun at sunrise or closer to sunset can create wonderfully illuminated and memorable portraits.  Enjoy these 19 beautifully backlit portraits and share your backlit portraits in the comments!

Adam

Photo by Paul Stevenson

As the lights switch on

Photo by Andross

Inna 02 © studio.es

Photo by Vincent Boiteau

Photo by Corie Howell

Shine

by Andross

plaid pantry

Photo by lanuiopyour portrait

Photo by Victor Bezrukov

Photo by Jesse Kruger

The flowergirl at the reception

Photo by Spamily

Sore eyes

Photo by Andross

burned by sun

Photo by Victor Bezrukov

solder

Photo by lanuiop

Drupka

Photo by Paul Stevenson

Danilo

Photo by Sebastiano Pitruzzello (aka gorillaradio)

Backlit.

Photo by NicksNotToShabby

Sara

Photo by Fufurasu

elenab3

Photo by rent-a-moose

with the pearl earring

PHoto by lanuiop

Flying with the wind

Photo by naezmi


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    Mike Panic

    is a professional photographer. See his site at Mike Panic Photography.

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