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Rembrandt Lighting

Rembrandt Lighting
Practicing my newly learned studio lighting patterns. Going for Rembrandt lighting here.

Rhisiart Hincks, William Sutherland, Michael Moore Hitchin, Don Sutherland have particularly liked this photo


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Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
Thanks for the comments and suggestions John! I was going for more of an 'environmental portrait' with the piano and background on this one, but yes it is difficult to compete with the piano. Perhaps a different setup, all a bit challenging in our small living room. Thanks for thoughts on the camera position as well!
3 years ago.
Auribins
Auribins
This is not one of my three but saw your name and felt that I wanted to comment on it. I like the image and you can see that thought and planning went into the lighting of the shot. I think that it's clever that his head it placed to allow the piano wood to frame it. Not sure is its deliberate - I am sure that it was but there is a connection between the white stripes on his track suit trousers and the piano keys! In My Opinion, all the legs would have been included.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
Thank you David! Comments always appreciated regardless of whether it's your 3 or even in IMO :)
3 years ago.
Steve Knight
Steve Knight
IMO:
Study and practice are key to lighting. John and David offer good advice. Good idea including the piano, are we to assume he is a pianist? Rim lighting his head (and right shoulder) will help separate him from the background, which should not be that bright. Try not to show skin, in this case, other than his face and hands. A bit of fill is needed on the right side of his face. Now doesn't that sound easy! Worth the trouble, and good effort, IMO.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Steve Knight
Thank you much Steve! Good points. Yes, I'm starting with 1 speedlight, attempting some patterns. Am deciding on what lighting to invest in. Continuous or an additional speedlight. Both! :)
3 years ago.
Michael
Michael
I know next to nothing about lighting when it comes to photography I just know what appeals to me when I'm taking photos. Having said that I would agree with the comments above about the piano keys being a bit bright. I covered them with my hand and it brought more attention to his face and made the photo feel brighter. I wouldn't necessarily crop out the keys or leave them out, just would have softened them with the lighting somehow. Over all I think its a success, although it does bother me for some reason that I can't see his feet and that they are out of the frame. Just my opinion but in general it's a successful photo and good work.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Michael
Thank you Michael. Comments appreciated.
3 years ago.
Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
Nice relaxed portrait
Thanks for you Opinion on my photo
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Jenny Downing
Thank you Jenny and you're welcome.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great portrait.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Don Sutherland
Thank you Don.
3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
IMO..!
Not as professional as my three predecessors, namely John, David and Steve, I think that the main subject is the person sitting in this very expressive eyes .. It should be noted, with a good bright light eyes, and this shadow outstanding on the left side of visage.Les shaded folded knit adds and make the most attractive.Pour conclude light, and this is my opinion, the background is optional when the subject is the person selected ... Beautiful capture.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Malik Raoulda
Thank you Malik!
3 years ago.
Michael Moore Hitchin
Michael Moore Hitchi…
I must admit to not knowing about this lighting technique (had to Google it).
I can see what you have done here and the results are very impressive.
A fine portrait.
3 years ago.
Jack the Hat Photographic
Jack the Hat Photogr…
I have no idea what Rembrandt lighting is but it looks good :-)
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
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3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
A fine portrait.
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
Thank you moorebig50, Jack, William, and Rhisiart for the kind comments.
3 years ago.
Jackie Fidge
Jackie Fidge
nice portrait the lighting is perfect
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck has replied to Jackie Fidge
Thank you!
3 years ago.