Soft lighting is often more flattering, but if you are new to working with strobes, it can be a bit tricky to create it in a natural way. This excellent video tutorial will show you a one-light setup that will help you create soft light that is flattering and suitable for a range of portraits.
Coming to you from Sandra Coan with B&H Photo Video, this helpful video will show you five tips for getting softer light when working with strobes, particularly indoors. More than anything, it is important to remember the fundamental rule that larger sources produce softer, more flattering light, and smaller sources produce harder, more defining light. When you are working in a cramped indoor space, this can sometimes make things difficult, but the key is that the source is large relative to the subject, meaning if you cannot fit a giant modifier in the room, you can simply move whatever you are using closer to the subject. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Coan.
If you would like to learn more about lighting, be sure to take a look at "Illuminating The Face: Lighting for Headshots and Portraits With Peter Hurley!"