Soft Lights – Various

Soft lights provide a gentle light that has a tendency to reduce detail. They are ideal for fill and smoothly lit sets.

Ideally, a key light (spot light or fresnel) should be used as a key. Possibly, in conjunction with a soft light to provide a more even look.

Soft Lights come in various shapes and sizes from 500w or less to 4K.

They can be used on floor stands or grid mounted.

Ideal uses are for areas where the talent moves from place to place on the set and needs continuous smooth and consistent lighting.

Soft lights are the most forgiving light source out of the various types available.

Bouncing light from hard light sources can also be used as soft lighting. As seen in the image below two Redheads are bounced off a scrim frame reflector to produce soft lighting for the set.

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