Like sidelighting, backlighting is self explanitory. Usually, you position your light source in front of your subject. However, in backlighting, you position your light source behind your subject.

Backlighting examples:

I took this in Braedenton, Florida.

Steven skimboards on the beach.

I thought this turned out pretty cool. Over the summer our dog, Daisy, woke me up early for her
morning routine. I saw this lighting and had to run back in the house and get the camera.
Connor Backlighting.jpg
To highlight Connor's hair, I used the backlighting technique and a fill-flash.