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Is Diffused Light the Same as Soft Light?

1 day ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Diffused and soft light are often used interchangeably among photographers. Indeed, to an untrained eye, the two can sometimes appear to be the same. Furthermore, modifiers such as softboxes that give both soft and diffused light make it hard to spot the difference. Nonetheless, diffused light is not necessarily soft, and soft light is not necessarily diffused.
As a photographer, I previously used diffused and soft interchangeably without ever giving it much thought. Of course, it is a lot easier to tell a difference between soft and hard light. But diffused and specular not so...
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