Blackbird with Back Lighting

Shot of the Blackbird nose-on and back lit.

Photographer Eric Long demonstrates how lighting the Blackbird from behind can help highlight the shape and contour of the aircraft. Because the aircraft was designed to reflect light, using a flash head on will result in a photograph that lacks detail. 

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  • Photographer: Eric Long
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