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rim light, rimmer

Subjects appear to have seen the light, then turned their back on it. Angle: The source looks down the barrel of your lens when the subject moves; sometimes several sources are aimed at the subject from wherever they can be hidden, more or less behind the subject.

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rim light, rimmer

Occurs when the main light is placed behind the subject so that the subject s face is completely in shadow, but there is a rim of light around the subject s head, like the corona in a full eclipse.
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rim light, rimmer

Rim lighting is achieved by placing a light behind the subject, so the rim or outline of the subject s body is illuminated.
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