How to get Perfect Rembrandt Lighting: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

Learning studio lighting patterns for portraits isn't an essential skill but using them a a starting point for your photo shoot is a great idea both for experienced and beginner photographers. Of all the lighting patterns you could try, Rembrandt lighting is one of the most timeless and popular. In this video Gavin Hoey walks you through exactly how it's done with clear and simple instructions.

Gavin also covers the potential pitfalls of Rembrandt lighting and demonstrates just how quickly the look you've so carefully crafted can simply disappear. He goes on to show how Rembrandt light can be created with hard light, in profile portraits and with soft light.

Products Used:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro

Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.2

Flashpoint eVOLV 200

Glow HexaPop 24" Portable Softbox

Benro GoPlus 28c Tripod

Flashpoint R2 Pro Transmitter

Production Equipment Used:

Olympus E-M1 Mark ii

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens

Olympus LS-P4 Audio Recorder

Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier Microphone System

Studio Essentials Brown Pop-Up Background

Godox 100W LED light

Model Beth Smith

Photos by Gavin Hoey

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