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

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 13/06/2013 00:01am
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    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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    Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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