Professional-Looking Portrait Taken With an iPhone and a $10 Lamp

French photographer Philippe Echaroux is known, among other things, as a great portrait photographer. You might remember his work taking studio quality “celebrity” portraits of random strangers on the street.

For his most recent portraiture project, however, he eschewed even the limited studio gear he brought out on the street with him, and issued himself a challenge: take a high-quality, professional portrait, using nothing more than an iPhone and a €10 lighting budget.

Here’s the final product:

The Iphone Portrait

In the end, the photo was taken using his iPhone, an €8 (~$10.36) lamp he found at what looks to be IKEA, and some post-processing in Photoshop Touch. And even though there was work done to the photo in post, it’s still impressive considering everything (including the Photoshopping) was done in-phone.

To see more from Echaroux, you can visit his website by clicking here.

Image credit: Video and photograph by Philippe Echaroux and used with permission