2-24-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes (#2) Lighting Edition

“One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.”

Ann Landers

We were playing with basic lighting setups in the studio last week and I realized that I had examples of three different setups. Since three is the Weekly Photo Challenge (which means I should do it three times) this is attempt #2. Attempt # 1 is right here.  Attempt number three is still to come.

First Rembrandt lighting so-called because it supposedly duplicates a lighting situation Rembrandt used in his portraits very frequently. Look for a triangle of light under the eye that is opposite the main light.


The second is called “reverse beauty” or “monster’ lighting. I will let you guess why.


The third is glamour or beauty or butterfly lighting. It is called this because of the little butterfly (use your imagination) that appears under the nose. Women’s fashion uses it all the time. It is not supposed to be used on women over thirty (or s0) or men. I do not know who makes up these rules because I think this young lady looks fabulous.


“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

Will Rogers

Other views of three below:





A sublime spectacle at Haleakala





Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

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