31 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos

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Having a scene lit from behind can serve to bring out the shape and form of subjects in a beautiful way. Sometimes it can also diminish them. These examples of backlit and rim-lit photographs show that, with a little bit of skill, the results can be quite stunning. For some primers on how to achieve a great effect like these examples, check out our articles: “Do You Make These Mistakes When Using Backlighting?” and “How to Capture Stunning Backlit Portraits During the Golden Hours.

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/emraya/304308848231 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/emraya/3043088482grulla[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/emrayakekremsi[/url], on Flickr

31 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos
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=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbh/509900360831 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbh/5099003608Landing[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/sbhSteve-h[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/363817377231 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3638173772Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier Naturtrüb[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]christian.senger[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/561864733331 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/5618647333silvered[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/jenny-picsjenny downing[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/522148854231 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/5221488542patina[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/jenny-picsjenny downing[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/389722518031 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/3897225180Backlight brown horse[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/tambakoTambako the Jaguar[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ticky/205222012831 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/ticky/2052220128In situ.[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/tickyCalc-tufa[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/572093752631 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5720937526Brown[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]dicktay2000[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/487075417131 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/4870754171My heart belongs to you[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/iboyErnst Vikne[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/587295890131 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/5872958901Soap bubbles[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/iboyErnst Vikne[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/221252678031 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/2212526780ARC GLORIA[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/luchilu*L*u*z*A*[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/agnihot/370352664431 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/agnihot/3703526644flower power[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/agnihotnandadevieast[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/libertinus/301885637531 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/libertinus/3018856375High Energy / La Phaze[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/libertinusLibertinus[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/350686691831 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/3506866918Daisies[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/aidanmorganJohn-Morgan[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbh/308579465531 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbh/3085794655Between the showers 2[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/sbhSteve-h[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessekruger/418020915931 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessekruger/4180209159Untitled[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/jessekrugerJesse Kruger[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/297188910531 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/2971889105slow food[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/jenny-picsjenny downing[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanvernon/319373958031 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanvernon/3193739580Bird of Paradise flower[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/alanvernonAlan Vernon.[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/26932366531 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/269323665gerbera[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/calliopeMuffet[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootingbrooklyn/391879661531 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootingbrooklyn/3918796615backlit[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/shootingbrooklynshooting brooklyn[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/theilr/244653627331 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/theilr/2446536273backlit paintbrush bristles[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/theilrtheilr[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/36513159831 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/365131598backlit flower[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/calliopeMuffet[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/373216649931 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/iboy/3732166499Backlit hair[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/iboyErnst Vikne[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/15121320931 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/151213209Isolation[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/nicmcpheeUnhindered by Talent[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/3199500431 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/31995004Henry at the basement window[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/calliopeMuffet[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/460918533331 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4609185333Dandelion in the thicket[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]gmoorenator[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/booleansplit/522740191131 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/booleansplit/5227401911refill[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/booleansplitRobert S. Donovan[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/364560674031 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3645606740Daisies[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]gfpeck[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielledeleon/439609830831 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielledeleon/4396098308Home I[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/danielledeleonDannerzz[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabor-roeder/566301087431 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/tabor-roeder/5663010874Night Run[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/tabor-roederPhil Roeder[/url], on Flickr

=http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/45750283331 Creative Examples of Backlit and Rimlit Photos[/url] =http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/457502833frontbacklit[/url] by =http://www.flickr.com/people/mugleymugley[/url], on Flickr


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