How Apple Created Portrait Lighting

Apple recently put out a short video detailing their process for creating the Portrait Lighting effects. Now admittedly this is a marketing video and so it’s not a real time laps of how they created the effect, nor does it show any of the actual offices they used but one of the nice touches is the complex lighting setting up which they strip away to replace with a simple iPhone X.

As someone who knows a thing or two about photography and using studio lights and real depth of field. I still find the iPhone X to be really interesting. Last year when the fake bokeh effect came out, I could identify it almost instantly, this year I’ve been fooled a couple of times. I’m certainly interested to see where this technology goes.