On the left we have the light from a flashlight shining bright and hard. It is too near the object. On the right, we have the soft, diffused light from the same flashlight. A plastic bag is over it and it is farther from the object.
In my previous job as a magazine writer, I often needed to source free stock images and sxc was a great destination. Through the years, the site was converted to Free Images. As a way of giving back and thanking the generosity of photographers worldwide, I started contributing photos too (I have more photo contributions but for some reason they are not appearing under my profile).