Soft lighting that produces very little contrast on the subject plus a minimum of shadows. (see Contrast & Soft Lighting)
Illumination characterized by even, diffused light without shadows, highlights or contrast. May impede view's sense of depth, dimension and drama.
The distribution of light within the image so that bright and dark tones are not highly contrasted.
Illumination that provides little contrast on the subject and light or imperceptible shadows.
Lighting that produces very little contrast or modeling on the subject plus a minimum of shadows.