Using Soft Light v.s. Hard Light, Diffusers and Reflectors for Photography

On this video photographer Tony Northrup shares a few tips on soft and hard lighting using both diffusers and reflectors.

This tutorial covers some of the very basics of lighting – using direct light in various ways and using diffusers to soften the light and reflectors to bounce light back and create a fill.

In the past we looked at many aspects of lighting including the “Five Main Portraiture Lighting Patterns“, “How to Shape a Face Using Light” and “Three Rules of Lighting for photography“.

You can check out many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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