Rembrandt Lighting : One of the best lighting systems :: Jagdish Singh
Rembrandt lighting is a standard lighting technique that is used in studio portrait photography and cinematography.
It can be achieved using one light and a reflector, or two lights, and is popular because it is capable of producing images which appear both natural and compelling with a minimum of equipment.
Rembrandt lighting is characterized by an illuminated triangle (also called Rembrandt triangle) under the eye of the subject on the less illuminated side of the face.
It is named for the Dutch painter Rembrandt, who occasionally used this type of lighting.
Rembrandt had a studio with open panel on roof, when ever direction of light changes, he change the position of panel and he get the light according to his requirement.
If we see the lighting conditions of Bollywood mono chrome cinema, then we see that maximum film directors use the Rembrandt lightning.
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