The opposite can occur too! If you want to make your light source larger, but don’t want to diffuse it with a softbox or scrim, you could bounce it off a wall, a reflector or fire it into an umbrella.
Previously we discussed using a side glancing light to accent an item with shadows. Hard light is great for that.
What about the face of a young girl wanting to be a model? How would you light her face? A glancing, hard light is going to show every blemish and line in her face. Think she would want that in her portfolio?