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Lighting experiments by MeiselMaus Lighting experiments by MeiselMaus
I have been spending the last couple of months going back to basics and teaching myself some of the stuff I really should have looked at when I started out on this lark, like portrait lighting styles.  This one is Rembrandt lighting.  I have used it before, but now I know how to do it properly.  And I have a name for it.  And I like that.
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Lilinabe1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
he is stunning :3
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thank you.
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RegisteredTrademark Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Another great photograper I have to watch to learn.
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thank you very much.  I'm still learning, but enjoying doing so.
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angelpink7 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can I ask what sculpt he is? This is an amazing picture and I love the way he looks.
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you.  He is an Iplehouse Claude.
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asainemuri Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful lighting and portrait!
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thank you!
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PrinceCaeruu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
I love the lighting in here. Nice work!
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Well, thank you very much!
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Loolooz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
I love this lighting! Its so smooth and beautiful! I've been reading a lot and thinkng on doing some experiments too.
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Yes, do get into the experimenting.  It is very rewarding.

The "smoothness" of the light is not to do with the particular light pattern I am using here (the Rembrandt lighting setup) but the use of a diffuser over the light, and making sure the light is far enough back that it doesn't produce hot spots.  I have dumped a thread on various portrait lighting styles on DoA and will make another one on light quality and equipment.  That should cover it.
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Loolooz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I'd like to learn more about the Rembrandt lighting setup you used. I've been so lazy to explore my camera... I know I don't use 5% of its features! 
Are you posting on Captive Subject as well? I'll take a look. 
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Captive Subject has died from lack of activity, unfortunately.  I might still stick tuts on there, though, just as a handy place to keep them.
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Loolooz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Noo really? That was so promising! :( Yeah I think its a good place for keeping your tutorials.
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I just don't have the time to keep it jollied along consistently so, predictably, it died.  I was finding it to be so useful, but never mind.  At least I gave it a shot. All one can do.
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lajvio Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh this portrait is just gorgeous and perfect. All you pictures are gorgeous and perfect! <3
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Baw!  You are making me blush. 

I only recently realised how little technical knowledge I was getting by on, and that was a scandal, and a scandal that needed to be addressed.  And address it I will.
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lajvio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi dear! I just want to let you know that your picture are gorgeous and amazing and that I just had to feature it in my journal lajvio.deviantart.com/journal/… Hope you don't mind :tighthug:
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MeiselMaus Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Baw.  Thank you very much.
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