Use the sun for backlighting in your portraits
Incorporating strong sunlight behind your subject is a great way of creating dramatic images!
Now that summer is on its way in the northern hemisphere, there’s the opportunity to shoot images that feature the sun, including portraits.
As a rule of thumb, avoid having your subject facing the sun – this will rarely result in the best images. However, strong sunlight behind your subject can look really good indeed – either as backlighting, a touch of artistic flare or both.
You simply the need the sun to be fairly low in the sky – so later afternoon/early evening is the best time to give this a go. Try deliberately overexposing your image slightly.