Tell Your Story More Effectively with the Correct Application of Hard and Soft Light

Hard vs Soft - Lighting Like a Pro


I don't mean to be a buzz killer...

But neither of the photos in this story are soft light. They're both hard. It's obvious by the harsh highlights on her skin. All the photographer did was move the light around to the front to evenly illuminate her face.
Soft light by definition doesn't create specular highlights like that.