Rembrandt Lighting and the iPhone 5s

May 28, 2014

Rembrandt Lighting and the iPhone 5s

1) Set up a background. I like using a black background.

2) Position your model or a stand in for your model. This is necessary to determine how your light falls on the subject.

3) Position your main source of light. In this case I am using a fluorescent bulb on a light stand. An open window and daylight would work just as well.

Note that a lot of light was spilling onto my background. I used a piece of black foam board to keep light from spilling onto the background.  This was an artistic decision and not a requirement.

4) Position your reflector on the opposite side of the main light.

I did not have a anyone to hold my reflector. I just propped it up using an office chair.

5) Launch the PureShot Photo App on your iPhone (This App is not included with your iPhone and must be purchased from the App store). This app allows you to select separate exposure points and focus points.

This is a screen shot from the iPhone running the PureShot App. The green circle represents the area of the photo that will be metered to determine exposure. I decided that I wanted to make sure and not over expose the image so I selected one of the brightest areas to be my point for exposure metering.

The green square is t he focus box. I placed it on the face of the subject to make sure that this portion of the photo was in focus.

6) Push the shutter button.

The final photo, no contrast or color adjustments were made in post processing.


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