Firstly, it is crucial to understand that there is nothing like ”the best lighting technique for portrait photography”.
Each lighting setup creates a different effect, tells a different story, and evokes different emotions.
Whichever one you decide to use, you need to make sure it will be right for the image you plan on creating.
As a photographer, my main goal is to create portraits that capture my client’s emotions, their soul, the timeless feeling – the reverie.
The best way to achieve it, is by using “one light setup”. As a result, the leading light will illuminate the face, taking the viewer’s attention straight over there.
As my portraits are mostly intense, atmospheric, and even dramatic, the Rembrandt’s lighting technique is the best choice to enhance those feelings.