Always trying new things, I recently shot a set with my iPhone. I am pretty impressed with how good of an image you can get with a cell phone camera these days. What do you think? I now realize that a good chef probably COULD prepare a fabulous meal with a single hot plate (referencing the popular photographer/chef joke...if you don't know it, see below).
I had my hair and makeup artist hold a LED light off to the side of the model to create some lighting drama. I did a little editing in PS to include some skin smoothing (model had great skin so very little skin retouching), and a bit of color/light adjustments and that's about it. For me, the lesson here is that its all about the light and how you use it. Someone said, its not the tool, but how you hold it. Thanks to the team for playing along with the iPhone concept. Model is Michelle Bastet and hair, makeup and lighting assistant is Dania Blanco You can see all of Michele's photos in her gallery page.
So, that joke...a group of artists are invited for dinner by a famous chef. in greeting the photographer, the chef comments "i love your photos, they’re wonderful, you must have a very expensive camera." The photographer doesn’t reply and walks into the dining room. After dinner the photographer approaches the chef and says "dinner was sensational, very exquisite flavors, a true work of art, you must have a very sophisticated stove.”