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Portraits of presidents and others, taken with the iPhone 8 Plus’s new lighting effects

One of the signature new features on the new iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X is Portrait Lighting, which builds on the existing Portrait mode by using computation rather than a flash to give photos of people a professional look (and offering effects such as a simulated spotlight). Sports photographer Brad Mangin has been … Continue reading “Portraits of presidents and others, taken with the iPhone 8 Plus’s new lighting effects”

One of the signature new features on the new iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X is Portrait Lighting, which builds on the existing Portrait mode by using computation rather than a flash to give photos of people a professional look (and offering effects such as a simulated spotlight). Sports photographer Brad Mangin has been using an iPhone 8 Plus at the PGA Tour’s President’s Cup to take portraits of golfers and spectators; Apple shared some of his work with me. It shows off both his skill and the iPhone 8 Plus’s camera features.

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Here’s former President Obama with two different lighting effects:

Former President Bush, also with two looks:

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Golfer Patrick Reed:

Golfer Jason Day:

Golfer Jhonattan Vegas:

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Paulina Gretzky, wife of Dustin Johnson, the world’s No. 1 golfer:

A couple of fans:

More of Mangin’s shots are up at the PGA Tour site.

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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