What is soft light photography?
When photographing scenery or still life, we sometimes consider to add some romantic and soft feelings to the scenery, or to make the picture confusing and dreamlike. This process of making the picture soft is called soft light photography.
Soft light photography, always brings a very dreamy feeling. Many people will use soft light photography techniques to make the picture full of dreamlike effect in order to make the picture achieve hazy effect when they take portrait. Today, the editor introduces how to take soft light photos in the early stage.
1. Soft mirror
The diffusor is a special photographic accessory. Soft lens, also known as soft focus lens, is commonly used in portraits, scenery, advertising and still life photography. It is cheap and can be directly installed in front of the lens to take the desired effect.
2. Vaseline soft light method
Vaseline is one of the common skin care oils. When you need to make a work with soft light effect, just use your fingers or cotton swabs to smear Vaseline around the edge of the uvmirror. Note that you can apply a thin layer of Vaseline. At the same time, shoot the finished film, wash the uvmirror with warm water and cotton cloth, wait for the uvmirror to dry, and then wipe it with a clean soft cloth.
3. Yarn net soft light method
The most convenient way to make soft light effect is yarn net soft light method. As the name suggests, this simple method is to cover the gauze net (gauze towel or silk stockings) in front of the lens and fix it with a rubber band for shooting. The strength of the soft light effect is controlled by the density and tightness of the gauze. Generally, the gauze with larger mesh should be selected to increase the light transmittance.
The above three methods are common, and they are also low cost and effective skills. I hope they can help your shooting.