What is Hair Light / Rim Light / Back Light in Studio Photography?

In this video we will be learning what is Rim Light in photography. Sometimes this is also referred to as a Hair Light or Back Light. It helps us in separating the subject from the background. In a lot of cases it also used to add more depth and drama to the subject so that subject doesn’t look flat. Here’s the video:

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