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Backlight

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7" 1KW Fresnel Hanging Model w/C-Clamp & Filter Frame. This light can serve as a Keylight, Backlight or Kicker.
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7" 1KW Fresnel Hanging Model w/C-Clamp & Filter Frame. This light can serve as a Keylight, Backlight or Kicker.

A Backlight is generally mounted behind a subject to light the subject's hair and shoulders without illuminating a subject's front.

Backlighting will cause the edges of his or her hair to glow if he or she has fuzzy hair. This gives an angelic halo type affect around the head. This is often used in order to show that the actor or actress so lit is "good" or "pure". In television this effect is often used in soap operas and has become something of a cliché of the genre.

A back light (usually the sun) that is about 16 times more intense than the key light will produce a silhouette. To avoid lens flares, Back Light must be kept from shining into the camera lens.

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