Understanding light, how it works, and the effect it can have on your subject is one of the fundamental principles of photography. It basically determines how everything in every photograph you will ever shoot appears to the camera. One of the basic foundations of light is understanding its “quality”.
Part of that quality is the hardness or softness of light. In this video, Matt from the A-Team walks us through the differences between hard and soft light and the different ways we can soften the light blasting into our scene.