Types of lighting technique – Rembrandt lighting

Rembrandt lighting is a slight variation of loop lighting. Unlike in loop lighting where the shadow of the subject’s nose does not touch the cheek, in Rembrandt lighting it does. This lighting technique was made popular by the celebrated Dutch painter Rembrandt who used this lighting technique in his paintings. Rembrandt lighting technique can be easily identified by the presence of a shadow in the shape of a triangle on the subject’s cheek.

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