Go wi th the glow
47 Many plants can look great photographed with the light behind them as they are translucent. Shooting towards the sun therefore shows the colour of petals and leaves in a brighter way, while revealing some of the internal structure. Plants with hairs and animals with fur also benefit from slight backlighting, as the spines glow, creating a halo-like appearance. Try to frame the subject against a darker background, so that the hairs stand out more obviously.