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This was taken from a series of portraits done recently. Both images below were shot with the couple standing in EXACTLY the same spot, using the setting sun as a light source. What I want to point out is the direction of the sun in each of the images.
Image 1 was taken with the light source (the sun) at a 90 degree angle to the camera, resulting in a side lighting that highlights contours, texture and shape. See how the texture on the tree is brought out. Depending on where the couple is looking, this setup can also be used for short lighting (as opposed to broad lighting). The key light (main light) here is the sun itself.
Image 2 had the sun right behind the couple. This setup, with the light source at the back of the subjects, creates a somewhat evenly spread light on them, as the key light is actually reflected light from the sky and whatever the sun is shining at. At the same time, some flare from the sun brightens up the edges of the couple. If you position yourself to shoot when the sun is right between the couple, you’ll end up with a nice warm orange flare right in the middle of the couple, seen in the topmost image.