Apple's iPhone X exclusively used to shoot Spanish edition of People '50 Most Beautiful Pe...

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The latest Spanish-language edition of People includes a "50 Most Beautiful People" special with photography done exclusively on the iPhone X.

People photoshoot with iPhone X

The feature was highlighted on Twitter by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Some notable names from the photoshoot include Demi Lovato, John Leguizamo, Amara La Negra, and Jamie Camil.

A behind-the-scenes image shared by Cook shows only an iPhone X in terms of equipment. In reality many of the included photos would also have required studio lights, reflectors, and/or add-on lenses, along with post-processing in desktop software like Photoshop and Lightroom.

Apple has regularly bragged about iPhones being used by magazines such as ESPN and Time. Photographers would normally use DSLRs or medium-format cameras for such high-profile work, but some enjoy the challenge of using a phone, and modern smartphone cameras have advanced enough to provide solid image quality.

Amara La Negra

Apple has regularly highlighted the iPhone's cameras in marketing, going so far as to have a long-running "Shot on iPhone" campaign in print, online, and on TV. It's not clear if Apple is paying the likes of People to use its products.

Regardless, entire feature films have been shot on iPhones, most famously Sean Baker's "Tangerine" and Steven Soderbergh's "Unsane." The product can fit in places traditional cameras can't, and can sometimes speed up workflow if footage doesn't require a mountain of editing and processing. For starting filmmakers, it's a much cheaper alternative than options like Canon and Red.


  • Reply 1 of 4
    tjwolftjwolf Posts: 424member
    Apropos add-on lenses: what are some good choices for iPhone X telephoto lenses?  I was using a "Moment" telephoto lens on my iPhone 6 before I upgraded.  It used a thin metal plate glued onto the back of the phone onto which the lenses could be attached.  Worked pretty well - but the plate was specific to iPhone 6 and the lens was only 3x.  I ended up throwing them away when I gave my old phone to my dad.  Is there anything that provides more than 3x magnification?  The iPhone X already has 2x, so 3x isn't really enough of a draw.
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    simply258simply258 Posts: 133member
    I doubt they're doing this for fun or as a challenge! More than likely, it's Apple sponsored.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,957member
    That second shot is so heavily photoshopped the poor woman looks like she’s been sanded down. 
  • Reply 4 of 4
    nunzynunzy Posts: 662member
    IPhones have some of the best lenses on the market.
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