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Reasons Why We Try To Avoid Flash Photography

Flash photography can be a harsh and unflattering source of light compared to soft light.

The strong and intense light from a flash can wash out details, produce harsh shadows, and create an unnatural look in your photos. On the other hand, soft light is a more gentle and diffused source of light that produces a warmer, more natural look in your photos. Here are some reasons why we prefer soft light over flash photography:

  1. Natural Look: Soft light mimics the quality of natural light and creates a warm, inviting atmosphere in your photos. This makes it a great option for portraits, landscapes, and still life photography.

  2. Diffused Shadows: The diffused nature of soft light produces less harsh shadows and provides a more even distribution of light across your subject.

  3. More Flattering: Soft light is generally more flattering for skin tones and can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.

  4. Creates Mood: Soft light can also help to create a mood or atmosphere in your photos. For example, candlelight or a warm, golden hour light can create a romantic or serene mood.

If you are looking to improve the quality of your photos and create a more natural and flattering look, consider using soft light instead of flash photography. There are many different sources of soft light that you can experiment with, such as window light, overhead light, and artificial soft boxes.



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