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Back Lit Sunset

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Back Lit Sunset

For this shot we shot our subject backlit with the fading sunset in the background. You’ll want to make sure the sun is just at/has set passed the horizon.

Choose the ‘bright’ setting, tap the screen to enable the exposure and focus lock wheels. For this portrait we placed the focus ring on his face and the exposure wheel just over his right shoulder, in order to balance the exposure.    

Next we positioned our flash to the left, about a foot and a half away from his face. You can play around with your subject placement, flash direction, and proximity to the face based on your situation.  

Here’s our ‘last light before the night’, shot with our Nova. We want to see want to see your backlit sunset shots! Be sure to tag your #NovaFlash shots on Instagram and we’ll repost our favorite ones.