Taking advantage of that they are teaching me one other trick of lighting in a portrait course I want to share what I’m learning to make it useful and if they do Photo Studio or with lighting on location this can be useful.
Rembrandt lighting is characterized by the famous painter ‘Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’ is characterized by his paintings of portraits which had a great handling light its characteristic more noteworthy was a triangle of light that forms below the eye on one side of the nose.
Although Rembrandt used natural light in those days, it is possible to get a photo with natural or artificial light. I have treated it with a flash (strobe) with a silver umbrella to bounce the light to make it more soft a 45 ° of the subject, and a bouncing or black panel with black surface to absorb light and which reflects not so much.
And the rest was a matter of testing, many did not and finish with this, I need a little more to master the technique but well I wanted to share how it’s done.
By the way if they don’t have Studio lights or strobe type external flashes, can use lamps that have at home or simply use the natural light that offers a window, Rembrandt at that time does not have so much technology.