How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more
Use your tablet to create cool catchlights
This attractive effect looks like a clever Photoshop trick, but it’s actually very simple to do.
Instead of a plain white background, load a white shape against a black background onto your screen, and use this to light your model’s face – the shape will be reflected in the catchlight in their eyes. This works really well with portraits.
For a striking close-up like ours, use a macro lens at f/2.8 to focus in on your model’s eye.
Positioning is crucial because even small movements will change the position of the catchlight.
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PAGE 2 – DIY Photography Hacks: use your tablet to create cool catchlights
PAGE 3 – DIY Photography Hacks: use your iPad to light your still life photography
PAGE 4 – DIY Photography Hacks: use your tablet to create a background for macro photography
PAGE 5 – DIY Photography Hacks: create rainbow cross-polarisation effects using your iPad
PAGE 6 – DIY Photography Hacks: use your iPad to paint with light
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on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.
Tags: DIY photography, macro photography, Photo effects, Portrait Photography, still life photography