Portrait Lighting Basics

Terry has written good basic tutorial on portrait lighting. The examples in her website were featured in The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Portrait Photography by Kathleen Tracy

Here’s my favorite lighting:

Rembrandt Lighting

Rembrandt Lighting: “Still further left around Kiki, until a triangular patch of light remains on the leading cheek, is reminiscent of many of Rembrandt’s portrait paintings. As in butterfly lighting, the light needs to be fairly high — like Rembrandt’s studio skylight.”

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