3 At-Your-Fingertips Lighting Solutions for Any Camera
Light is everything.
Without it, we’d walk into walls, and worst of all, photos would be non-existant! Blasphemy, we know.
Here are three tips to eke out extra lighting in dire photo situations. You can use these tips whether you’re shooting film, CF card, or camera phone!
Problem: Too shadowy.
Solution: Grab anything white (paper, cardboard, foam etc) & position it parallel to your subject’s shadowy side. It will pick up light from the opposite side and bounce it onto your subject.
Problem: Not enough light.
Solution: Use your phone’s glowy LCD to your advantage by pulling up a blank white screen (an empty browser does a good job) and holding it in front of your subject. Also try your phone’s flightlight mode (you may need to back up a bit for this, since those li’l LEDs can be briiiight.
Problem: You want color flash!
Solution: Grab a piece of clear tape or cellophane, color it with a marker and stick it over your flash. It’s especially fun for parties or if you’re stuck in Pleasantville.