There are many combinations and properties of light, all of which have different consequences and effects on both the technical and creative aspects of your images. One of the most fundamental properties every photographer needs to know is the hardness of light, and this excellent video tutorial will show you both when and how to use soft and hard light for portraiture.
Coming to you from Daniel Norton Photographer and Marisa Roper, this awesome video tutorial will show you the ins and outs of hard and soft light. The hardness of light is by far one of the most fundamental properties and a huge part of how you can control the look of your images. If you are new to lighting, be sure to just start out with a single light. It is important to build a strong understanding of those fundamentals first, and it can be a bit tricky when you are managing multiple lights and trying to figure out which one is doing what in the frame. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Norton and Roper.
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