A pocketful of light

David Hobby’s Strobist blog has an entry on an app for the iPhone called myLite. With it you can use your phone in some low-light situations to give a nice little accent light to your photos.


(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec @ f. 2.8. ISO: 1000)

Before naturalization ceremony at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento earlier this month, an immigrant huddled over his cell phone before the start of proceedings. Shadows covered the young man’s face as he leaned over, away from the overhead light.


(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec @ f. 2.8. ISO: 1000)

Then I saw, as if by magic, those shadows filled in with a soft light. It was the glow from his phone’s screen. It gave just enough light to give some detail to his face.

I couldn’t see what kind of phone the young man had, but the little bit of light certainly was helpful and welcome.

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