Design & Style

Rembrandt Lighting Style: How to Use Rembrandt Lighting

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 31, 2022 • 3 min read

Rembrandt lighting is a portrait lighting technique that casts one side of a subject’s face in light and the other in shadow. A great training setup for beginner photographers, this lighting style primarily consists of one light source. Learn how to use the lighting technique to take compelling photographs.