- The broader the light source, the softer the light.
- The closer the light source, the softer the light.
- Diffusion scatters light, essentially making the light source broader and therefore softer.
- Bouncing light acts as diffusion.
- The farther the light source, the more it falls off— gets dimmer on your subject.
- Light falloff can be used to vary the relationship between the light on your subject and your background.
- Frontlighting de-emphasizes texture; lighting from the side, above, or below emphasizes it.
- Shadows create volume.
- Backlight can be used as highly diffused lighting.
- Light has color, even when it looks “white.”
Taken from ; –
Richards, D (2013) 10 Lighting Facts That Will Improve Your Photography | Popular Photography, Available at: http://www.popphoto.com/gallery/top-10-photography-lighting-facts-you-should-know (Accessed: 02/12/2016).