Ever been on safari with the light fading rapidly and the sun behind your subject? What you have is a great opportunity to play with backlighting.
The obvious shot is a silhouette when the sun is low and the sky is orange, but there are also great opportunities for rim lighting.
Quick tips for backlighting:
- Use spot metering and choose the area you want correctly exposed (Eg in a silhouette you would meter for the sky).
- Check your image and/or histogram and adjust your exposure compensation to achieve results.
- Adjust ISO and Aperture to ensure you are getting quick shutter speeds if you are wanting to freeze action.