Rembrandt Lighting Anyone?

Well hello there,

I just wanted to share a little blog post about a recent Lighting Workshop that I attended in Capel Street, Dublin with the infamous Patricio Cassinoni. Patricio is a world class portrait photographer who runs one day workshops out of his studio in Dublin. I had the pleasure of meeting him and partaking in a lighting workshop last weekend. It was very inspiring and really brought me back to the importance of the artistic side of photography. I will definitely be returning!

We got to rediscover some fascinating lighting setups (Rembrandt) and it was a real education! I got the chance to improve upon my own studio lighting preparation and I can’t wait to try out some new techniques in the upcoming weeks!

“Rembrandt lighting was named after of the great master, who often used it in his own portraits. The idea is to create a small inverted triangle of light on the subject’s cheek that is opposite the light source. This is very flattering (especially for people with prominent cheekbone structure) and was often used in old Hollywood portraits. It is important to ensure that you get catch lights in both eyes…”


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