The term “Rembrandt Lighting” is a term that tends to come up whenever photographers talk about lighting in portrait photography. Rembrandt lighting is characterized by a triangle of light under the eye of the subject on the less illuminated side of the face. Some get technical with the definition and claim that it’s not true Rembrandt lighting if the triangle is not the same width and height of the subject’s nose. Others are less worried about technicalities and use the term to describe the overall mood and style of an lighting setup without getting their ruler out and measuring that little triangle of light.
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