Richard Gray is running a 5-week advanced iphoneography workshop and last week he covered portraits using the iphone camera in conjunction with an LED iPhone Case the Manfrotto KLYP.
The class took place near a beautiful old church in central London and the students’ objective was to find locations around the church to stage their portraits. It’s early evening so the lighting conditions are quite poor. Some of the students also decided to find dark corners of the church for their shots. So in the cases of the shots outside the KLYP provided some useful fill-in light and for the inside shots it gave some really dramatic effects.
By positioning the light in different positions, it gave the students a really good idea of how the direction of light affects the look of a portrait, with some effects more flattering than others.
The iphone camera struggles in low lighting situations, so the KLYP is really good for allowing the iphone to use a fairly fast shutter speed and low ISO, so avoiding too much blur and noise.
Details of the workshop can be found at iphoggy.com/aig.” Richard Gray, @rugfoot (course leader)