I love Flickr, but I think it’s been four years since I started a group there. I’m blessed to be busy with awesome clients, so I only participate in a couple existing groups. I mean, there’s a group for the Brenizer Method out there, and I didn’t even start it! But I’m a big Apple dork, and I know how many people out there love their iPhones (I shot for FOUR iPhone app developers last year!) so I’ve started a group for shots lit by these miniature softboxes. If you have any photos like that, feel free to join the party.
Since everyone guessed that I used the iPad yesterday, here’s one where I *did* use the iPad to create a textured, warm uplighting, using a custom color on the "Flashlight" app. After shooting in the unseasonably cold weather, Jamie and Phil were ready for some night, intimate scenes in a NYC coffeeshop (Café Grumpy, one of my favorites).
There were a lot of good guesses over at Flickr about how I put this together. No, they’re not resting on an iPad — that would work too except for all the fingerprints. This was a highly reflective black jewelry box, and behind it for the color and texture was the bride’s pink Netbook. I had fun with it when the bride’s mother walked in and said "Look at that! He’s using the computer!"