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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 3: Rembrandt’s Hood
Another week, another staged and carefully lit (through ghetto snoot experimentation) portrait session.
Rembrandt lighting was my goal for this session. Now, you may be wondering, “what the heck is Rembrandt lighting?”, and I can direct you to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt_lighting
It is not difficult to achiever per se, except when you are trying to position yourself to do it on the other side of the camera. In this case, I had my snoot set up as my key light and a reflector just to my other side.
As a lover of the magic of light and shadow, this was on my list for the year, and I think I did it all right. It would have been much easier with my
munchkin lovely assistant around, but alas, I had to do what I had to do. At least, in the future, this will go smoothly with someone else in the model’s position as I figured my lighting for this all by myself (and the help of the interwebz)!
Here is my shot for Week 3 of this new portraiture project!
The rules I have laid out are simple – 1) these portraits can be of myself or another model, but cannot be the same image as my other project; 2) There must be a lighting element – whether my studio lights or a consciously planned shoot using natural lighting from the golden hour, etc. The key being consciously planned – no “on a whim”, point the camera at someone and call it complete. These will be portraits per the definition:
1. A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person.
2. A representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film.
picture – likeness – portraiture – portrayal – effigy
My goal is to expand my portraiture abilities and processing as well as direction I give others while also working on my creative muscles and my own personal style, which I believe to be shooting what I like to see!
More examples of Rembrandt: