I was showing the campers how you could use a movie light or even a decent flashlight to illuminate portrait shots using smartphones or really any other camera.
The shot on the right of the model was taken at Jennifer Rosenbaum’s fabulous boudoir workshop (which BTW is coming back to Toronto in 2015 and if you want to learn how to pose and shoot people especially with a DSLR camera this is a terrific workshop).
The light coming from the left is an LCD Icelight by Westcott. Very expensive but daylight balanced which is what professional photographers will want when shooting.
But you can do much the same with a super cheap LCD movie light that takes AA batteries and can be handheld.
By using a light off camera, you can create very professional looking images without a lot of cost using very simple cameras or cameras in smartphones.
BTW all the reddish lighting that is painting the walls and splashing on the model is created by add-on filters in Lightroom (one of the better photo editing software packages).
The effect may not be to everyone’s taste but I like it and when I am shooting for myself that’s all that counts.