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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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The Struggle Of Comparison (w/John Yates) – QPT 029

The first mistake: trying to please everyone. We welcome back John Yates of Celladora Photography and we talk:

  • Find satisfaction with your own work, and definitely be in touch with what your best clients like.
  • Do you struggle with wanting/getting likes? Us too. You’re not alone with that. But start looking inwards for affirmation because finding it anywhere else is a losing battle.
  • Spend time doing something you enjoy, and you’ll get hired for that! People love to see work you’ve ALREADY done BEFORE they hire you for themselves. Don’t ever share work that you don’t want to replicate:)
  • The best way to fight against comparison is to go CREATE instead of sitting at home and looking at other people’s work.
  • Put social media down. Do it. Do it now. (To help me, I asked my wife to change my password to facebook, and I had her log in for me when I wanted to go on. I still went on but since it wasn’t as accessible I went on WAY LESS.)
“The struggle with comparison doesn’t happen near as much when you’re creating and living out of that creative spirit.”
  • When you create something for yourself, the WORST CASE SCENARIO is personal satisfaction.
  • Best case scenario: others will see it and hire you. BAM.
  • What would you create if you knew that no one else was going to see it? THIS IS HUGE. Because instead of thinking about what others will like, you have to look inward and really create the art for yourself.
  • The struggle with comparison doesn’t happen near as much when you’re creating and living out of that creative spirit.
  • Shut your phone off, and go take some pictures!