We have covered mistakes in using backlighting before, but we never really showed any examples! Well, today we want to rectify that oversight with this collection of 25 effective rim lit portraits. Use them as examples of what can be done and inspiration!
Thank you for the insights …I’m love the info this is all good….
Very nice, the lighting in almost all the photos are crisp.
I usually like these articles you publish on XX no. of amazing (insert type here) photography
But this time you’ve kinda screwed up
I only count 15 that are rim lit (and thats being a bit generous)
The rest are side lit or use a kick light or simply have nothing to do at all with any form of light that could be called a rim light
Rim lighting is characterised by a bright rim of light around the subject
e.g Photo by Russel Harrison Photography of the seated girl in a striped jumper
But for example the image by Aurimas (5th last) uses a key light from the top right and a kick light from the back left but no rim light
the one earlier by the same Photog of the guy with oranges uses nearly the same lighting setup but again no rim light