How to recreate Rembrandt lighting in your own home


posted Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT


In the latest video from Advancing Your Photography, you can learn how to create and use Rembrandt lighting. The video features filmmaker Fletcher Murray and he starts the video off with great advice about ensuring simplicity with your lighting setup. He states that many beginners often excessively light their scene. Remember, "one light, one shadow."

The lighting setup outlined below is based upon an article written by Bill Butler, who worked on many excellent movies, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Grease and Jaws. Rembrandt's primary light source in his own studio was a window. Fletcher says that finding a large, north-facing window is ideal. To see how to work with the window and make the most of the light, watch the video below.

(Via Advancing Your Photography)