A studio lighting technique for portraits that was first characterized by the painter Rembrandt. In Rembrandt lighting, the shadow side of the face shows a diamond shaped area of illumination under the eye. It is done by positioning a main light to one side of the subject and a reflector or less powerful light on the opposite side. It is an easy lighting set up and looks natural.nikongrossary
In the photography studio, Rembrandt lighting combines a variation of butterfly lighting with short lighting.
The dramatic emphasis of a few planes or features of the subject by using Accent Lights or shadowing devices that keep the rest of the scene very dark.