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Rim Lighting

Photography TipsHave you ever tried to use rim lighting? It's a great thing to know if you haven't learned yet, and here's a short refresher if you already know. When there's a light on the far side of someone, the light leaks through right around their head illuminating their hair or hat. Sometimes the line can be so crisp that it looks as though they're being cut out. Rim light is beautiful, and it adds a ton of visual interest to a photo. The real win here is taking an extra second to try and look around your environment for some kind of rim lighting. Don't settle for the light you're given, find better light. And also plan to show up during golden hour, instead of trying to do photoshop later and add in something fake. More about rim lighting from New York Institute Of Photography: https://www.nyip.edu/photo-articles/cameras-and-gear/what-is-rim-lighting

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Guest Views (w/John Yates): You Need To Know Your Client Before You Meet Them

Guest Views (w/John Yates): You Need To Know Your Client Before You Meet Them

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John Yates (from Celladora Photography) joins us and shares with us everything you NEED to know about your client before you even meet them in person!

  • Think more specific instead of abstract
  • John explains what he knows about his fictional client: what she does for fun, where she goes to school, what websites she visits
  • You’ll still get diversity in your clients, but it helps you hone in when you try to find those clients
  • It’s MORE important the clients you say NO to, than the clients you say YES to
  • What is your bride searching for? If you “know” her, it’ll be a lot easier for you to put yourself in the right place so she can find you
  • You don’t have to BE this type of personality, you just have to understand this type of personality
  • Adapt your idea based on the REALLY successful clients you have
  • John’s first wedding was BALLER. On a beach, at a resort, in Mexico. Talk about an awesome start haha.
  • As a photographer, you’re basically tethered to the bride’s side for the entire wedding day. THE PERSONALITY HAS TO MATCH.
  • If you shoot a wedding that is NOT a great fit, that could actually hurt your brand because the referrals you’ll get from that wedding probably won’t fit either
  • Be a strong personality so that your website does some of that filtering — make sure you really put your personality on your website in the way you word things, the way you talk about yourself, and the way you talk about your photography.
  • PUT YOURSELF INTO YOUR BRAND. Don’t be afraid of repelling people.

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