Exploring Soft Light and Hard Light in Photography

Light is the basis of all photography, and the quality of light in your photo can make or break the image. Understanding the characteristics of light and how it interacts with your subject is essential for capturing captivating photographs. In this article, I will delve into the realm of soft and hard light, both for flash photography and natural light. I’ll also explore various light modifiers that can be used to create specific effects and discuss when one type of lighting may be preferable to the other, depending on the context and mood of the shot.