Light modifiers are devices that can improve the lighting in photos. Whether a scene has ambient or artificial light, you can use a light modifier to achieve a particular mood. With modifiers, you’re able to highlight something important in a scene, soften harshness, or flatter a subject. Modifiers can be freestanding, handheld, or designed to fit over a camera lens. Some are collapsible and portable, while others require space and careful handling.