Lighting a SmartPhone photo

Here are a couple fun examples of lighting on the fly.

Both were lit with the flashlight app on smartphones.

Graduation party for Visual Communications students at #UofSC. photo by Denise McGill

Graduation party for Visual Communications students at #UofSC. photo by Denise McGill

For the top image, students held their phones to light their own faces. Not very professional, but it will do in a pinch for an informal portrait.

Drinks in Dallas, Texas. photo by Denise McGill

Drinks in Dallas, Texas. photo by Denise McGill

The second image is lit from below (see the iPhone on the table?) Again, not a professional photo, but it’s a technique you can perfect with some practice. Backlighting is great for transparent objects like glass.

My favorite way to create super portable, flexible light are LED lights. Here’s an example¬†http://riftlabs.com/kick-videolight/

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Documentary film trailer online now

I’m excited to announce the trailer to The Gullah Project launches today!

The documentary film is years in the making, and the website launched earlier this month. St. Helena Island rainbows

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