Add Realistic Lighting to Your Portrait Mode Photos With Apollo App (iOS)
Do you want to add some stunning lighting effects to photos taken in Portrait mode on your iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X? Well, there’s a new camera in town that’s going to blow your mind away. Its called Apollo Immersive illumination and it gives you the ability to change the direction of light sources, add and remove light sources, adjust brightness and do so much more. Here’s a closer look at the Apollo app.
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Portrait Lighting with Apollo App
The Apollo app uses the depth data of your portrait mode photos to calculate photorealistic lighting. It makes use of a proprietary algorithm to illuminate a portrait scenein real time, realistically.
If you already have a photo in your iPhone Camera Roll, simply open it up and you can start adding lights to it. The app lets you add up to 20 light sources at different points on the photo. And, you can calibrate them to modify the intensity color and distance of the lighting.
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The effects of this app is best illustrated in these videos. Check ‘em out!
One thing to remember while using Apollo is that the lighting works best only when your photos have even lighting. It doesn’t work well with photos that have deep shadows or strong highlights. The more crisp and steady your photos are, the better the lighting effects.
The developers of Apollo have stated that although the app is designed for easy use, mastering the art of getting the perfect lighting may take some time. So practice, practice, practice.
You can pick up Apollo from the App for for $1.99. If you do a lot of post processing work on your iPhone photos, this app is sure to add value to your work.
Check it out and tell us what you think.