Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rembrandt Portrait Lighting


I’d like to share one more image from last Sunday’s mentoring session and workshop at the studio. As I mentioned earlier we worked with students from a local college photography program to help them get a hands on feel for fine art portraiture. I was demonstrating a lighting technique, referred to as the Rembrandt Style—name for the style most commonly displayed by Rembrandt the 17th century Dutch painter—and asked Ann my stylist to stand in, as she does on most of our shoots, to help check the lighting. I believe the portrait of her was exceptionally successful so I want to share it with all of you that know Ann. I don’t even like to take on a complicated shoot without Ann’s refined eye as a stylist on the set. Since this was only intended to be a test image there was no makeup or styling only Ann’s natural beauty and confident peaceful spirit. Ann is always steady and reliable on the set and a joy to work with. I hope you enjoy the image.