Yesterday I shot my final photography assignment for my studio lighting class. We had to create images using non-standard lighting. I tried using candles, shooting through a sheer fabric, and shooting with a light in back of my model. The resulting backlit shot is above. And if you have read other blog posts of mine, you will recognize this model as my daughter Tracey. She spent probably two hours with me on this shoot.
This lighting set up was challenging! In a lot of the pictures the light on the edge of her face just too blown out (like what you see on her hair on the far side of her face). I will return to this challenge in the future! I have some other ideas of how achieve a similar effect with some daylight balanced fluorescent lighting shop lights rather than my studio flash.
Home Depot, here I come!