What is the difference between direct light and diffused light?Last Updated: February 18, 2019
Direct light is intense, bright light coming from a single source one direction.
Direct light creates sharp defined, deep shadows and flattens out three-dimensional detail. Diffused light is a soft light with neither the intensity nor the glare of direct light. Scattering in many different directions, diffused light is spread over and reflected around objects, and does not cast harsh shadows.