The topic for this week's lesson the Be Still 52 still life class is back lighting. It's not something I have played around with much at all before. At least not on purpose! I'm a full frontal light kind of gal usually. But I do like how this class is stretching me to try new things. One of my biggest take-aways is that the back lighting needs to be filtered or muted in some way - here I simply closed the curtain.
The back lighting definitely gives a moodier, dreamier feel to the photographs. For both of these, I only cropped and sharpened them. Otherwise, left them SOOC ("straight out of the camera"), not adjusting the brightness or contrast or color saturation the way I usually might. For comparison, here's another shot (in a different window) where I did adjust these things:
It's pretty in a more conventional, less dark and dreamy way. I think I like the first one best. What about you? Do you have a favorite? Hint: they're easier to see if you click on them to enlarge them.
Good lesson this week, and I'm linking them up with Helena's photo pairs.