31 Effective Examples of Rim-Lit Portraiture

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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 33 effective rim lit portraits. Use them as examples of what can be done and inspiration!

under construction.photo © 2010 Ryan Ritchie | more info (via: Wylio)

Giorgi - Rim Lightphoto © 2010 Julio Aprea | more info (via: Wylio)
Daniel S.photo © 2010 Alex Holzknecht | more info (via: Wylio)
Rim Lightphoto © 2010 stephan mantler | more info (via: Wylio)
どのようにキッコーマンを盗む勇気!photo © 2011 Andrew Butitta | more info (via: Wylio)
Kasey 4636photo © 2011 Russell Harrison Photography | more info (via: Wylio)
why me?photo © 2007 Chris Hays | more info (via: Wylio)
Exuberance!photo © 2010 Ryan Hyde | more info (via: Wylio)
Nikki 04photo © 2010 Robert Bejil | more info (via: Wylio)
photo © 2010 Ryan Ritchie | more info (via: Wylio)
EnvnFairyphoto © 2009 Andres Rodriguez | more info (via: Wylio)
seniorphoto © 2008 Rashod Taylor | more info (via: Wylio)
photo © 2008 Ed Osborn | more info (via: Wylio)
20photo26photo © 2007 Michael Miller | more info (via: Wylio)
G r o o v yphoto © 2011 Martijn van Dalen | more info (via: Wylio)
Metal Melissa 03photo © 2010 Robert Bejil | more info (via: Wylio)
senior sessionphoto © 2008 Rashod Taylor | more info (via: Wylio)

Daniel S.photo © 2010 Alex Holzknecht | more info (via: Wylio)

seniorphoto © 2008 Rashod Taylor | more info (via: Wylio)

Psychokinesis in Orangephoto © 2010 Aurimas | more info (via: Wylio)

Moni with bubblesphoto © 2011 Carsten | more info (via: Wylio)

Lighting Essentials 0789photo © 2010 Russell Harrison Photography | more info (via: Wylio)

Fire Painting 2334photo © 2011 Russell Harrison Photography | more info (via: Wylio)

Film noir 1photo © 2008 Joost Assink | more info (via: Wylio)

Tyler Forrestphoto © 2009 Ben Chau | more info (via: Wylio)

book addictphoto © 2008 Ethan Rimke | more info (via: Wylio)

Jiu-Jitsuphoto © 2010 Aurimas | more info (via: Wylio)

Day 12photo © 2008 micholitzii | more info (via: Wylio)

Yes It's mephoto © 2010 Christiaan Botha | more info (via: Wylio)

ART!photo © 2010 Ryan Ritchie | more info (via: Wylio)



mephoto © 2010 zaini abdullah | more info (via: Wylio)

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3 thoughts on “31 Effective Examples of Rim-Lit Portraiture

  1. Richard Keech

    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

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