How to Use your Phone or Laptop as a Quick ‘n’ Dirty Softbox

iphone softbox

We love tips like these.

Our pal David over at Strobist has been using his iPhone along with the MyLite app (free) as a teeny-tiny, palm-sized, always-there softbox.

It’s no strobe, and it’s sure not gonna light up a room, but for a gentle kiss of light at that key moment, it does just the trick.

Use a cell phone, a game boy, or a laptop screen to softly light a face, hand, or anything that needs a bit of extra attention.

Works great in long exposures (think light painting), or when the light’s just fading away at twilight.

Use your iPhone as a Soft Box

Photo Credit: Jess Baumung

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