Product Shoot with an iPhone and iPad for Lighting

You've likely seen Lee Morris's iPhone fashion shoot by now. One of the common critiques had been the use of expensive lighting. Well here is yet another prime example, by Philippines-based portrait photographer Laya Gerlock, that creative use beats expensive toys. That's not to say an iPad, iPhone or D3 equivalent are inexpensive but you have those already, right?

“I like playing around with lightpainting ever since I started photography because the possibilities were endless! One night I wanted to challenge myself to lightpaint using only my gadgets, so my iphone and my ipad.” [Continue reading...]
-Laya Gerlock-

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Nope, no iPad. Nexus, always Nexus. I don't want Apple to tell me what I can and can't do with my phone and tablet and what I can download with it or not. I also like to be able to create and distribute apps for free without paying apple for the honor and being forced to use an apple machine to make apps when Android has not one but two free SDK's available. So to answer your question, no, I don't already own an Apple.

As far as the validity of this demonstration, it has none. It's just another example of making it more about the medium than the final result. This is the sort of thing Petapixel loves ("look, I made a bad picture using an old camera, I'm an artiest!") so I expect more out of fstoppers. Essentially this is just light painting. He could have used any light - flashlight, car headlight hooked up to a battery, an old 9 inch watchman, a laptop monitor, a desktop monitor, a candle, a blow torch, the headlight of an old hoover vacuum, or anything else that emits light, but using an idevice just sounds sexier for some reason.

My personal choice would have been to gel some flashes...most photographers do have those.

Mansgame needs a chill pill.

Apple shilling gets old.

Reminds me of past times when I used a scanner for photographing people by having them stick their head over the glass. Interesting results...