Using a GPS holder and an iPhone for quick and dirty lighting

Oct 1, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Using a GPS holder and an iPhone for quick and dirty lighting

Oct 1, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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DIYP friend Paul Adshead (@PaulAdshead) just sent us this cool tip for lighting macro shots and small objects, and we just had to share it with you.

I’ve found that using an adjustable sat nav holder AND an iPhone as a light source make a great combination for close up lighting or medium fill. 

The suction mount from the sat nav stand will stick to most flat surfaces and the articulated arm means you can position the light exactly where you need it. 

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The photo examples attached were on a video shoot and I had no problem balancing the power of the iPhone with my LED video lights. 

The close up photograph was lit with just an iPhone!! 

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Udi Tirosh

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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2 responses to “Using a GPS holder and an iPhone for quick and dirty lighting”

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    Better Living

    who else really loves this

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    CanonMinolta

    Looks useful. What is the brand name? Is there a website that sells it? Thanks