"Rim Light" - Results from Photo Assignment 39

Rim lighting is an effecting approach for both portraits as well as inanimate objects. This May 09 Photo Assignment Gallery shows off some terrific examples of this technique.

The July 2009 assignment is "Soft Background." Start working on your contribution now. Details can be found on the Member Participation page. You can submit photo assignment pictures up to 600 pixels in the widest direction.


Please follow the instructions carefully for labeling the subject line of the email for your submission. It's easy to lose these in the pile of mail if not labeled correctly. For example, the subject line for next month's assignment should be: "Photo Assignment: June 2009." Also, if you can, please don't strip out the metadata. And feel free to add any IPTC data you wish (These fields in particular: Caption, Credit, Copyright, Byline), I use that for the caption info.

Photo by Jim Stocking.

Good luck with your July assignment, and congratulations to all of the fine contributors for May. It's a beautiful collection of images.

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1 Comment

Oh, wow, I missed this one!

I've fallen in love with rim lighting recently and would love to have participated in this. I'll have to keep my eyes open for the next event like this. And join the virtual camera club.