Want to get creative with shooting portraits using just your smartphone? Apple made this 3-minute video with advice and inspiration for shooting iPhone portraits from award-winning Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson.
The video itself is in vertical orientation — it was shot on an iPhone XS and is best viewed on a smartphone screen.
In addition to noticing light and interesting backgrounds, Anderson introduces intrigue into images using various props and tools — things like mirrors to add reflections and objects held in front of the lens.
“What I’m looking for when I’m photographing a subject, yes, there’s the color, and the light, and the shadow, and the angle,” Anderson says, “but I want to feel something when I see an image. I want to react to it. I want to connect with it.”