Rembrandt Lighting-Photo a Day 10/365

Photo 10/365

So I’ve been messing around with my new soft boxes lately and have been working on my Rembrandt lighting. Rembrandt light is a cross light without a fill, or not much fill… the idea is to create a shadow on the opposing side. Much like the light Rembrandt used to use in his paintings. Its a unique technique, that can tend to lead to harsher shadows or softened shadows… It seems it all depends I on the size of the diffuser used. I’ve learned a lot from Lit UP by Joel Grimes on the about this.

So here’s todays attempt:

Background supplied in post with OnOneSoftware’s Perfect Photo Mask and Layers

Day 10 from 2012:

Day 10 from 2011: