Hard Light – Soft Light

Our first take home assignment for Advanced Studio Lighting was to take several images using hard and soft light.  Just to recap hard light means a very small light source like an open strobe head, quartz halogen lamp or candle light in this case.  Soft light means a very large light source like a scrim or soft box. Here are two examples of each.

Hard Light (1 of 2)

Hard Light (2 of 2)

Soft Light (1 of 2)

Soft Light (2 of 2)