Diffuse reflection

Most objects produce diffuse reflections as light scatters off their surfaces in random directions. It is often almost impossible to pick out the shape or colour of objects in a diffuse refection.

Summary

About specular reflection
  • Specular reflection, or regular reflection, is the mirror-like reflection of light from a surface in which everything appears as clearly as when viewed directly.
  • Specular reflection occurs when the irregularities on the surface of an object are smaller than the wavelengths of the incident light.