Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the iPad as a portrait light source, part of Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light.
…One of the really fun things about working in low light situations is…every little bit of light that you add or take away can make a big difference.…So if you're in a room like this in this hotel and you wanted to kind of change…the lights up a little bit you might have a lot of different table lights or…floor lamps that you can move around and reposition and so on.…And if you have dimmers on those lights, then even better,…because you can really control exactly what you want.…But the thing is,…we don't always have those type of light sources readily available.…But there is a light source that pretty much most of us, if not all of us,…carry these days.…
And that's something like an iPhone or an iPad.…There are apps for the devices.…And you'll find this these on iOS and…Android devices that will allow you to create a light source.…So this one here is called Photo Soft Box.…I love this app.…This allows me to create a light source based off of a variety of color…temperature that are preset and built in, or I can dial in my own color temperature.…
Joseph explores indoor, candlelit scenes; bright cities, where he shows how to capture spectacular traffic trails; and the great outdoors, under the natural light of the moon and stars. The course also contains tips on using your iPhone or other smartphone for low-light photography—or even as a light source—and enhancing noisy, high-ISO images in post-production.
- Setting up low-light portraits
- Using the iPad as a light source
- Shooting a long exposure of city lights
- Shooting simple night photos
- Exposing for the moon
- Processing night shots with StarStaX