Ever wondered what that flashlight in your mobile phone is for? My blogger friends and I have discovered a new and very useful way of using it that will surely help a lot of bloggers. Aside from helping you find your way in a dark cinema, that flashlight can be used as lighting when taking macro photographs.
My friends and I use the flashlight as additional lighting when the lighting is bad in a restaurant or store and we have to shoot food or products. Last weekend, we had a nice (and yummy) al fresco dinner at Mamu’s Restobar here in Davao City. Since there was barely enough lighting under the stars… we used the built-in flashlights in our respective phones (mine is a Nokia 1200) to make our shots clearer. Here are the rest of the shots I took using my Canon Ixus 70 in Digital Macro Mode:
So next time you need better lighting for those crucial digital macro shots for your blog (or other publishing or vanity) purposes, remember there might be that nifty built-in flashlight function is your mobile phone. 😉
Food courtesy of Mamu’s Restobar located along Bacaca Road in Davao City, a host of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2009.