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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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Planning: The STRESS killer – QPT 035

Planning. Is. Awesome. Even if you aren’t a BORN planner.

  • Planning for engagement shoots for us at the beginning meant that we would write out the EXACT shot
  • Both of us were nervous that we would go BLANK creatively in the middle of shooting
  • That planning list got shorter and shorter, the more shoots we did
  • (As a side note, having a partner gives you more time to think creatively during a shoot. Tell your clients too to expect you to have time to think)
  • Rolling up to weddings NOW, we have a great plan of what’s going on. The space, the time schedule, family shot combinations, etc.
  • We send a question sheet to the couple ahead of time, which includes way more than this: contact names and phone numbers of the important people of the day, vendor info, couple’s new address (to send stuff to after the wedding), questions about ceremony photo restrictions, etc
  • You want to be your BEST creative self walking into a wedding.
  • If you’re prepared and if you PLAN, you can BE your best creative self.
  • Leave as much brain power as you can for your creative side, and the way to do that is to PLAN AHEAD about all the other stuff.
  • “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning” – Gloria Steinem