Backlight can come from the sun on a bright day, or a studio flash or strobe. Usually the goal of backlighting is to separate the subject from a background. In a silhouette photo, for example, a backlight may be the ONLY source of light.
Since this blog has covered silhouette before, I decided to use a studio photo, taken recently, and a quick snapshot of our cat, Gus, taken on Thursday while he was enjoying a perfect late day sun sit down on our patio. Backlighting doesn't necessarily mean that the front of the subject needs to be dark. But you will more than likely be dealing with more shadows than normal.
Photography, after all, is all about how we use the light, and backlighting is just one tool in a very diverse toolbox.
To see how others interpreted the theme this week, the blog circle is waiting. Start with Shae Pepper of Shae Pepper Photography, Then enjoy your Friday and the rest of the weekend!