Why use a light diffuser when working as a fake paparazzi /spoof Paparazzi/Event Photographer.
If one knows little about photography why would one want a diffuser. Here is what Darwin Wiggett wrote in the art of communicating light. "Learning to see is about understanding light, and how light affects the look of an object. Talented photographers use their understanding of light to enhance the viewer’s emotional response to a subject. In portraiture, for example, men are often photographed with strong, direct side lighting that enhances facial surface texture. Wrinkles, whiskers, chin clefts, and jaw lines become more pronounced with direct side lighting which amplifies facial features that most of us associate with rugged masculinity. In contrast, when your subject is a woman you may want to portray her as ‘soft’ and feminine. This is accomplished by using diffuse, front lighting that tends to flatten and hide skin imperfections and also emphasizes colour and tone so that the women’s eyes and lips are enhanced."
With Event photography it is essential that the guests are portrayed in the best way possible and part of how one achieves that is to find the best way to diffuse the light from the flashgun.