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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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Perfectionism – QPT 032

Perfectionism is a tough rut to break out of. How important is it that all your editing is perfectly technically correct?

  • I used to want ART to be MATH. But it’s not.
  • If I like the image, I’m done. If you need to find YOUR line of editing, listen to the last podcast
  • If you don’t pay attention to the way you FEEL, sometimes you’ll keep trying to make it perfect and you miss the bigger picture
  • I’m trying my best to NOT worry and NOT nitpick
  • As a photographer, you’ll see things that other people DON’T.
  • Most people don’t zoom in until they can see the pixels to view the image. They look at the entire image.
  • We want lenses to be sharp, but don’t make too big a deal about it. Think of photos from 50 years ago!! The shots weren’t the sharpest, but they’re still fully emotional.
  • Gear will always get better and better
  • Don’t focus SO FAR IN on the details that you MISS the bigger picture.
  • If you move on more quickly, you’ll get BETTER FASTER.
  • If you’re working on MORE images instead of frustrating yourself with JUST ONE, you’ll become a better editor quickly.
  • Don’t get lazy, that’s not the point here.
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