Apple this afternoon posted a new video in its ongoing “Shot on iPhone XS” series. The new video showcases the work of photojournalist Christopher Anderson. In the video, Anderson offers tips on what he pays attention to when he is creating a portrait of a person.
The video is in portrait orientation and is meant to be viewed on an iPhone
Award-winning photographer and photojournalist Christopher Anderson is known for his magnetic portraiture. He strives for emotive and timely elements in his compositions. In this feature, Anderson shows us how to advance beyond technical precision to disrupt the portrait.
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Shot on iPhone XS.
In the video, which runs 3 minutes and 10 seconds, Anderson shares how he considers lighting conditions and interesting backgrounds when setting up to take photographs. He also anticipates the movements of his subjects, as well as the look of the foreground and background to “get the perfect shot.”
Anderson plays with props or an object to create shadows of reflections to define subjects and obscure parts of the image that might be distracting. Anderson says post processing is also important, and of course he uses Apple’s built-in tools for adjusting contrast and lighting.