There is a difference between backlighting and background lighting. In the first, your subject is between your light source and the camera, so the light is typically behind them. But it doesn't necessarily ONLY have to be behind them. In the middle of day it can be above them, especially if it's the hot sun.
Background lighting, on the other hand, simply means you've lit your background, so the source is likely pointing at your background. Background lighting is most often used in studio. Photographers often use gels to add color to a background light.
This week I have a few photos with different takes on backlighting.
As you will see, the photo below has a much different look.
I am sure there will be quite a variety of backlighting techniques in the blog circle today, so take a run through and see how others approached this week's topic. Start with BARKography by Kim Hollis in Charlotte NC, and follow the links at the end of each blog until you are back here where you started. Happy Father's Day to all fur and skin kid Dads out there! I hope you all have a nice and relaxing Sunday!