[ bak-lahy-ting ]
/ ˈbækˌlaɪ tɪŋ /
a controlled technique of lighting, used in photography or the theater, in which a light is placed behind or at right angles to an object, person, or scene to produce such effects as depth or separation of subject and background.
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Also called rim lighting.
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Definition for backlighting (2 of 2)
[ bak-lahyt ]
/ ˈbækˌlaɪt /
Movies, Television. a light source placed behind an actor, object, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
verb (used with object), back·light·ed or back·lit, back·light·ing.
to illuminate (something) from behind.
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