All the technicalities about how to get diffused backlighting is in our previous post. All the information is given in minute details, if you haven't already, please do check it. I am sure you will enjoy it.
From a novice's point of view what I have understood having worked with Nisha in the last two physical club meets are--
1. To get diffused lighting, be it back or side, you need to shoot during the day. If the sun is out, nothing like it. Even if Mr Sun goes missing & it is a cloudy day, it's alright. In fact some photographers prefer cloudy days, cos harsh sunlight can be a bit of a spoiler sometimes.
2. You need to identify a natural light source in your room which could be a window or a door.
3. Pull down the shutters, or draw the curtains (but mind not very thick ones which totally blocks out all light) or simply hang a white sheet from the window/door frame.
4. Place your table/boards just in front of the door/window.
5. Place the food in such a way that the light falls on from the back. Viola you have diffused backlighting. Now that was not too difficult, was it?
5. You stand on the other side, facing the table and the door/window and start taking photographs.
6. Of course all good photographers encourage you to get out of Auto mode and shoot in Aperture or Manual mode. All you have to do for that is to fiddle with the various buttons on your camera. This is where your camera manual comes in and becomes your very best friend.
Go on, for this submission give it a try. I am sure you will be surprised at the photos you take. Telling you all this, because this is exactly what I am experiencing.
Of course this is all amateur gyan, for the real deal please look up Nisha's post on Lighting.
Okay now that the diffused backlighting is dealt with, let's move onto post processing of photographs. Remember the title, this session was supposed to be in two parts. Post processing is the second one. I have created an extensive video of how to do post processing on the software picmonkey.
|This gorgeous cupcake is the creation of Vineetha who blogs at Ruchi. As part of BBPC physical club meet Vineetha had got 4 cupcakes, each with a different frosting. The green plate the cupcake is displayed on, is courtesy Royal Albert and the white and blue one was brought to the club by Gayathri Kottala who blogs at Mummynme.|
BBPC Post Processing Video Part 1
BBPC Post Processing Video Part 2
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