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

Create rainbow cross-polarisation effects using your iPad

Create rainbow cross-polarisation effects using your iPad

This is a technique that looks impressive but which is very easy to do with a tablet.

Unlike other light sources, such as a lightbox, a computer screen is already polarised, so all you need is a polarising filter fitted to your camera and the two will interact to cross-polarise the final image.

Create rainbow cross-polarisation effects using your tablet

Place a clear plastic object on your tablet’s screen and position your camera directly overhead using a tripod, then rotate the filter and see what futuristic effects you can create.

We used a set of rulers, but something as simple as clear plastic cutlery can look equally striking.

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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