Famous Dutch painter Rembrandt is known, among other things, for his incredible attention to detail in his work. Now you can explore every little detail of his painting “The Night Watch” thanks to a ginormous 717-gigapixel image of the painting. It was released by the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands, and it’s the largest gigapixel image so far.
How to create low key Rembrandt light portraits in the studio
Rembrandt had a wonderful way of simulating light in his paintings. So much so, that there’s a whole photography lighting technique named after him. Not surprisingly, Rembrandt lighting. It’s characterised by a small triangle of light under the subject’s eye on the shadow side of the face. It’s typical of how Rembrandt painted his subjects.
This video from Jay P Morgan shows us how we can get a Rembrandt style lighting setup in a low key portrait. With the help of a couple of young ladies, a pomeranian and a chicken, we see how the shot is built up to provide a classic look with a modern twist.
These artists recreated lost and destroyed artwork using Photoshop and stock images
Whether the work we create is digital, or a little more tangible, it’s an inevitable consequence that some of it will be lost or destroyed. In this short series of videos released by Adobe, we see four of them recreated using Photoshop and stock imagery.
Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee went missing in 1990 after thieves disguised as police officers broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and stole an eximated $500 million worth of paintings. In this video, we see it recreated digitally by digital artist Ankur Patar.
Rembrandt Lighting Made Easy
Normally, Glyn Dewis is behind a computer, showing us photographers how to get the job done. However, for one of his latest video, he puts himself behind the camera, where he shows us one of the most common lighting techniques out there – Rembrandt lighting.[Read More…]
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