The iPhone is a capable device for most of our daily snapshots. And even though it’s not quite as versatile as a dedicated digital camera, you can still capture stunning portraits. Here are some great techniques for top notch people shots using the camera you always have with you.
Reflectors for fill light
The iPhone’s LED flash is decent for indoor photography, but isn’t strong enough to serve as a fill flash in bright daylight conditions. When outdoors, you can add more pop to your pictures by using a reflector.
Photographers often use collapsable disc reflectors for this purpose. Chances are good that you don’t have this accessory in your backpack. But you may have a car windshield shade available.
For self portraits, hold the reflector on the opposite side of the sun and bounce the light into your face. If you have a friend with you, they can hold it instead. Many windshield shades have both a shiny and a white side. In bright conditions, the white surface should work just fine. On partly cloudy days, you may want to use the shiny side to direct more light onto the subject.