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How to Do Cross/Rembrandt Lighting with One Light


Here’s a short and sweet 3-minute video tutorial by photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis on how you can achieve super simple cross (or Rembrandt) lighting in a portrait using a single light source. The trick is in moving the light forward enough so that some of it spills onto the other side of your subject’s face. Looking at your subject from the edge of your light is an easy trick for seeing if any of the light will reach the other cheek.