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New Video Series

Journey into the mind of Rembrandt with your presenter — Chris Knight.  Learn the history behind the artist that shaped our very perception of  light, the period that influenced him, how his historical influence is felt today, and how to apply his styles to your own images.

Something different

In this video tutorial series, Chris will show you how to create depth in your images, master highlights and shadow through incredibly simple lighting setups, and refine your images through stylized developing and retouching. After this class, you’ll be able to use the artistic techniques of some of the greatest portraitists and to be able to “paint” with light.

Contents Overview

Video Tutorial Approximately 3.5 hours, broken up in into 13 videos, Lightroom Presets included for all three shoots

  1. Introduction (5:30)
  2. Rembrandt’s World – The Dutch Golden Age (13:18)
  3. Rembrandt’s Life (12:56)
  4. Rembrandt’s Work (9:00)
  5. Rembrandt’s Light and Style (14:05)
  6. Translating to Photography (21:37)
  7. Traditional Male Portrait (3:47)
  8. Traditional Female Portrait (8.31)
  9. Creative Female Portrait (6:22)
  10. Post-Production – Male Portrait (38:34)
  11. Post-Production – Female Portrait (34:05)
  12. Digital Painting (43:42)
  13. Wrap-up (:50)

Student Images

These images were created by students who took Finding Rembrandt


About Chris Knight

Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and hardened by the sweaty, nearly chewable, humidity of Florida. He combines his unconditional love of art history with his conditional love of technology, topping it off with a flare for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail.

His work has appeared in or on Vogue, People, MSNBC, ABC, Ocean Drive, GQ and others.

Chris is the author of The Dramatic Portrait and an instructor at Pratt Institute as well as the New York Film Academy.

Finding Rembrandt