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Understanding light is the backbone of photography. If you don't understand light, and how to use it, you'll continue to struggle with less than spectacular images.
I really like this quick video by wolf crow because he quickly and clearly explains the four main types of light; hard, soft, specular, and diffused. He uses some nice graphics that are easy to understand. If you're struggling to understand the difference between these types of light or how to achieve them, this video is for you.