Today in the studio we were trying to create a rembrandt lighting effect.
“There are two things that make up Rembrandt lighting: a light on one half the subject’s face and a triangle of light on the shadowed side of the face. Technically, the triangle shadow should be no wider than the eye and no longer than the nose. The thing that distinguishes Rembrandt lighting from simple short lighting is the triangle of light.” http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/rembrandt-lighting-in-photography/
We had one light at a 45 degree angle from the models and it was a bit higher than eye level. And we had a second light on the opposite side of the model a bit further back and at its lowest setting just to give a little bit of light to that side of the face where we are trying to create the triangle of light.
Here is our set up –
And my edited images –