Exposure – As I mentioned before you wanna make sure you have your camera set on Spot Metering and you will have to set your exposure based on your subject’s face. Yes the background will be blown out a bit but we don’t have to worry about that. Our focus is on the subject and that’s all we have to worry about.
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How To Shoot Dreamy Backlit Portraits With Natural Light Avoid open sky behind your subject. Open sky is great behind YOU, but not so great behind your subject. If you are properly exposing for your subject’s skin tones, that sky will blow out and be nothing but one big, ugly, distracting white blob in your photo that will steal attention from your subject.