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.

grulla[/url] by kekremsi[/url], on Flickr
Landing[/url] by Steve-h[/url], on Flickr
Paulaner Hefe-Weißbier Naturtrüb[/url] by christian.senger[/url], on Flickr
silvered[/url] by jenny downing[/url], on Flickr
patina[/url] by jenny downing[/url], on Flickr
Backlight brown horse[/url] by Tambako the Jaguar[/url], on Flickr
In situ.[/url] by Calc-tufa[/url], on Flickr
Brown[/url] by dicktay2000[/url], on Flickr
My heart belongs to you[/url] by Ernst Vikne[/url], on Flickr
Soap bubbles[/url] by Ernst Vikne[/url], on Flickr
ARC GLORIA[/url] by *L*u*z*A*[/url], on Flickr
flower power[/url] by nandadevieast[/url], on Flickr
High Energy / La Phaze[/url] by Libertinus[/url], on Flickr
Daisies[/url] by John-Morgan[/url], on Flickr
Between the showers 2[/url] by Steve-h[/url], on Flickr
Untitled[/url] by Jesse Kruger[/url], on Flickr
slow food[/url] by jenny downing[/url], on Flickr
Bird of Paradise flower[/url] by Alan Vernon.[/url], on Flickr
gerbera[/url] by Muffet[/url], on Flickr
backlit[/url] by shooting brooklyn[/url], on Flickr
backlit paintbrush bristles[/url] by theilr[/url], on Flickr
backlit flower[/url] by Muffet[/url], on Flickr
Backlit hair[/url] by Ernst Vikne[/url], on Flickr
Isolation[/url] by Unhindered by Talent[/url], on Flickr
Henry at the basement window[/url] by Muffet[/url], on Flickr
Dandelion in the thicket[/url] by gmoorenator[/url], on Flickr
refill[/url] by Robert S. Donovan[/url], on Flickr
Daisies[/url] by gfpeck[/url], on Flickr
Home I[/url] by Dannerzz[/url], on Flickr
Night Run[/url] by Phil Roeder[/url], on Flickr
frontbacklit[/url] by mugley[/url], on Flickr

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography pushed him into building this fantastic place, and you can get to know him better here

Your photos are beautiful….may I paint them? Giving you credit for the photo?

Please let me know your heart.

Thanks

Pattie

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