How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

Use your tablet to create a background for macro photography

Use your tablet to create a background for macro photography

Close-ups lacking punch? Position them against a brightly coloured background and they’ll instantly look much more striking.

If you’re using a shallow depth of field, the tablet screen will be slightly out of focus and it won’t be so obvious that it’s not a real background.

Use your iPad to create a background for macro photography

We chose an image with harmonious colors to give our still life a calm and restful feel

Using your tablet means you can choose any backdrop, texture or colour you like to complement your subject. For a bolder composition, we could have placed our flowers against an image of blue sky.

PAGE 1 – DIY Photography Hacks: using an iPad to light a portrait
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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