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How to take professional looking photos with the iPhone 6s and a few bucks [video]

Fstoppers does a nice quick video tutorial on how to get professional looking photos from the already amazing shooter in the iPhone 6s. The only tools they used can be picked up at Amazon for a few bucks:

  1. Black foam core ($11)
  2. White foam core ($9+$6 shipping)
  3. LED flashlight ($10)
  4. LED panel ($30)

Five years ago I filmed the iPhone Fashion Shoot, a 10-minute video in which I take professional looking images with the iPhone 3GS. That video was supposed to inspire photographers who assumed that their work was suffering because their gear wasn’t ultra expensive. The video became extremely popular and became very polarizing. The majority of people thought my images looked good because I used fancy lights.

For the last five years people have been asking me when I was going to revisit the iPhone Fashion Shoot. I had already proven that you can take a great picture with any camera, but when was I going to prove that expensive lights and modifiers aren’t what make images look good? At first I said I never wanted to do another professional photoshoot with my phone because I didn’t want to become “that iPhone photographer” but as time went on I thought, ahhh who cares. When I heard the iPhone 6s was coming out on September 25, I decided now was the best time to create a new video to prove once and for all that quality photography can be taken with any budget.

Also helps if your neighbor looks good in a bikini.

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  1. Alex Moran - 7 years ago

    As per usual. The west are objectifying women. No surprise here. Then tomorrow you turn around and say the rest of the world treats women incorrectly

    • yeah cuz women dont objectify men… when you see them leaving a trace like a snail when they see dudes like Cristiano Ronaldo or the likes…

    • Seth Weintraub - 7 years ago

      You might be missing the point of the video I don’t know

    • Sam Donner - 7 years ago

      Yeah — that woman looks totally mistreated. Held against her will.

    • Alex Moran - 7 years ago

      Hahahahaha oh AMERICANS. Too fucking easy.

      You guys can be as pissed off as you want. Fact is you guys sell a mans boxers with a woman. Why not show a camera off with scenery or wildlife.

      Oh look we made a new car, let’s have a sexy woman sell it.

      Oh hey look a shaver for you nuts, yes let’s get a woman to sell it.

    • yuniverse7 - 7 years ago

      Watch your mouth, Alex, or is it Faki? Your foul language isn’t appreciated, especially if you’re trying to denigrate us Americans. We human beings are full of shortcomings whether we are Americans or otherwise.

  2. YU No - 7 years ago

    Sure, she’s like the “normal everyday girl” you would find anywhere…lol

  3. PhilBoogie - 7 years ago

    “Photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light” (-Wikipedia)

    This photographer totally gets it. (I get it, but absolutely do not have his craftsmanship)

  4. haxxo - 7 years ago

    Was this video shot on an iPhone?

  5. But, you know, she’s hot. It’s easier to take photos of her but I do agree, lighting is 90% off the good photo.

  6. Says she’s an everyday, average woman but when you go to her Instagram page she states that she’s an actress and a model.


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