Back light



Movies, Television. a light source placed behind an actor, object, or scene to create a highlight that separates the subject from the background.
to illuminate (something) from behind.
Historical Examples

It has also additional contrivances for utilizing the back light.
Michael Faraday J. H. Gladstone

I saw a small green snake today, very pretty, the back light green and the belly a pale yellow.
William Clayton’s Journal William Clayton

Twelve sail of the Gloucester fishing fleet had gone down with every soul on board, just outside of Whale’s-back light.
Child Life in Prose Various

noun
light falling on a photographic or television subject from the rear

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