Rembrandt Lighting in Photography

November 2, 2015

Rembrandt lighting is a lighting technique used by the famous Dutch painter for his portraiture work. The style is characterized by a small triangle under the eye of the subject on the less illuminated side of the face. The first known use in cinematography was in 1915 when Cecil B. DeMille was shooting the silent civil war film The Warrens of Virginia. It’s now considered one of the 5 basic lighting setups for studio photography and is a staple in Hollywood films.
from Time, Money & Art


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