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    just to show you don't always need expensive gear..

    an iPhone will do.. BUT the right lighting techniques can still make or break a shot..

    video:
    [yt]TOoGjtSy7xY[/yt]

    full story:
    http://fstoppers.com/iphone/
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    Hmm

    What about the 10s of thousands of dollars worth of studio equipment and the professional model, make up artist and re-toucher.

    No you don't need expensive gear, a box Brownie would have captured a good image under those conditions.
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    Very interesting.
    I think it really shows what can be done when you really know what you are doing.
    Who knows.
    Maybe I can get that good one day.
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    it's all about the light ....
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    and the model, and the make-up artist and the software retouch and the printer, etc. etc. etc...
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    and the skill

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    It would be interesting if he took his iphone and did a wedding!!

    It demonstrates that the camera is but one component.

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    yeah yeah I know.. as I've mentioned on an other forum; he did mainly use two flood lights shining through the octabox for the final full body shots which cost him US$50 each.. and the other flashes were only running the modeling lights (except in the beginning where he used additional hot lights), which you could put together with a DIY job. obviously there is still some restriction on the quality of the iPhone and lights when not using flash.. it is quite clear that you will achieve better results with better gear, but it's a good example that even with minimal spec'ed cameras and reasonable lighting techniques you can achieve good results (and cough cough photoshopping cough).. just remember people lighting is an important factor in photography.. flat lighting = (un)flat(tering) image
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    I've shot some quite reasonable pics of my cats with the iPhone where I had good strong afternoon light coming into the room. Poor conditions = poor results. It's a tool, just like any other camera.

    Interesting link, thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NGP View Post
    an iPhone will do.. BUT the right lighting techniques can still make or break a shot..

    video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOoGj...layer_embedded

    full story:
    http://fstoppers.com/iphone/
    I posted this a couple of days ago here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NGP View Post
    yeah yeah I know.. as I've mentioned on an other forum; he did mainly use two flood lights shining through the octabox for the final full body shots which cost him US$50 each.. and the other flashes were only running the modeling lights (except in the beginning where he used additional hot lights), which you could put together with a DIY job. obviously there is still some restriction on the quality of the iPhone and lights when not using flash.. it is quite clear that you will achieve better results with better gear, but it's a good example that even with minimal spec'ed cameras and reasonable lighting techniques you can achieve good results (and cough cough photoshopping cough).. just remember people lighting is an important factor in photography.. flat lighting = (un)flat(tering) image
    The lights may have cost $50.00 but I will bet the octabox and other modifiers didn't cost $50.00 ??
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    Interesting vid
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkChap View Post
    The lights may have cost $50.00 but I will bet the octabox and other modifiers didn't cost $50.00 ??
    just shoot through white linen

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    Well, if iPhone can sync with flashlights, I guess it can be a good camera too

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    G'day all

    Perhaps were missing the point. That "you don't always need expensive gear".

    A point which may have been better demonstrated if the guy in the video had used window light, a piece of white card and a cell phone.
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    But an iPhone is not that cheap... I'm sure most compact cameras would do a better job than an iPhone with the same setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwokask View Post
    But an iPhone is not that cheap... I'm sure most compact cameras would do a better job than an iPhone with the same setup.
    mine was free on my business plan, which I need anyway .. check out some images of the latest iPhone 4.. they have some comparisons vs P&S cameras and it did quite well.. sure it's no DSLR and stuck with digital zoom.. but things definitely improving..

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    While yes he is using mega dollars worth of lighting, I think he has brought his point across very well. Very inspirational.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NGP View Post
    check out some images of the latest iPhone 4.. they have some comparisons vs P&S cameras and it did quite well.. sure it's no DSLR and stuck with digital zoom.. but things definitely improving..
    and its got a flash imagine that ... a camera with a flash

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    He should have done it with an iphone 4 and onboard LED flash... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    and its got a flash imagine that ... a camera with a flash
    Quote Originally Posted by joele View Post
    He should have done it with an iphone 4 and onboard LED flash... LOL
    eeeek LED phone camera flash

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    I was being facetious Fabian .. hehe

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