In recent years, phone-makers have turned to software and alogirthms to catch up with pro photographers. The most common trick is to use the increasingly common dual-camera setup on the back of phones to generate a depth map of an image, which lets the software blur the background and keep the subject in focus, creating a virtual shallow depth of field that simulates the effect of a $500 DSLR lens.
With the launch of the iPhone X and 8 Plus this fall, Apple took things up a notch. Portrait Lighting uses the same algorithmic models to artifically change the lighting on a subject in order to simulate the lighting conditions that are normally the preserve of a photography studio. To see how Apple’s digital lighting matches up to the real thing, photographer Daniel DeArco took photos on the street and in a studio with the iPhone X, all to see how the iPhone’s software compares.
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HOW DOES THE IPHONE X’S STUDIO LIGHTING COMPARE TO ACTUAL STUDIO LIGHTING? originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at 23:04:43 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.