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Re: Soft window light.
Old 01-31-2007, 04:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The amount of light really has little to do with whether the light is soft or hard. The quality that we call soft lighting is produced by a large light source close to the model. The closer a large light source is to the model, the softer is the light (and as a result the more diffuse the shadows).

So, when using window light, we try to get our model as close to the window as we can for a softer lighting and further away for harder lighting. We may choose to mute the light in various ways for a darker photo or we may add reflectors to bring even more light into the scene. Neither of these things will effect (very much) the softness or hardness of the light as that is still primarily a function of distance and size.

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