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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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I love photography, and I love teaching.

Put em together, and here we are.

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I’m Eddie Irvin, I’m a full-time photographer based in Nashville, TN. I love to teach what I’ve learned in my own photography journey and my own photo business, to help save you time and headaches.
I believe in learning from my mistakes.

My journey to become a full-time wedding photographer wasn’t the easiest one, but now I have a lot to share, so it isn’t all bad is it? 🙂

When my wife and I first started our photography business, we had no idea what we were getting into. And I thought that if we just became better photographers, we’d automatically have a thriving business. I pretty quickly learned that while yes, I needed to be at the top of my photo game, I also needed to work a lot on my business game.

This blog is my response to having learned so many lessons and wanting to help others who are stepping into the photography business world, to clarify what’s important and what’s not, give advice/tips/hacks that save us time, teaching through the podcast, youtube, and the blog.

I wholeheartedly hope this website is a help to you in some small or huge way. Reach out and connect with me on twitter @grainhappy. I read every tweet that comes my way.

Thanks so much for stopping by — I hope you learn a ton. Please share Grainhappy Photo Tutorials with your photographer friends if it’s helped you in any way!

Here are some more of my photographs.

Natural moments + natural expression is my constant focus.

I love vibrant images, and seeing love on people’s faces.

I love natural light, for sure.

Take a look at the blog to dive in a little deeper and learn more about Grainhappy.