Available light can be gorgeous. But as you’ll notice, when you’re shooting for available light, you have to move your subject around to the ideal spot with great lighting, and then you have to circle around your subject until you find the right angle. If you’re shooting event coverage, you don’t really have time or the opportunity to line up your subject in the ideal spot. And even when you have ideal available light (soft, diffuse, non-directional) using a Lightsphere allows you to even improve on available light.
I think the sequence below says a thousand words:
Note the nice catchlight in the eyes, and check out how much more vivid the colors are on her top. And lastly, do you feel like the flash is “visible” in the image on the right? To me, it looks natural, unlike flash. This is why you see so many professional photographers using their Gary Fong Lightsphere Diffusers outdoors. It cleans up white balance, fills in the deep shadows, increases color saturation, gives a catchlight and gives colors more pop.
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