Size and spread

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It might sound slightly counter-in­tu­itive, but the closer a light source is to your sub­ject, the softer the light ap­pears. That’s be­cause closer in, the size of the light in­creases in re­la­tion to the sub­ject, and the larger a light source is, the more it fills out the shad­ows and the softer the ef­fect be­comes. As such, por­trait pho­tog­ra­phers of­ten bring the lights in very close to the face.

LIght close to sub­ject

LIGHT fur­ther from Sub­ject

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