The main thing to remember with lighting is you need to use a light source that will create the quality of light you need for your subject. Do you need hard or soft light, high contrast or low contrast, small highlight or big? Do you need focused light or a broad light? Umbrellas spread light far and wide and this is a factor if you are lighting a subject, but don’t want the light to hit the surroundings around your subject. A light box also creates a soft or contrasty light, but allows you control where the light goes. Do you need a specific light shape such as a specular highlight or a light streak on a background? Grids are excellent for controlling where small splashes of light are placed.

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