The iPad has made its way into a large number of photographers kits. It's great for low-level editing, and perfect for quickly showing off your images to people outside of the studio. But can a simple app let it double as a softbox?
The one image that seemed to sell the concept was a rather professional looking portrait that was included in the sample screenshots, and we've put that above. But what about in other situations? Well, it turns out there's a Flickr pool! The app looks great for photographing small objects on top or in front of the iPad, but all the portraits seem extremely harshly lit. So how did they get that wonderful portrait shot that's used to advertise the app? Click here to see how they did it (hint, it took six iPads).
Don't go throwing away your softboxes just yet folks! Your iPad might be useful as a secondary illumination source, but it's not nearly bright enough for anything more.