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This Guy Used A McDonald’s Box And iPhone To Take These Portraits, And The Results Will Surprise You
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This Guy Used A McDonald’s Box And iPhone To Take These Portraits, And The Results Will Surprise You

Philippe Echaroux is a famous French celebrity photographer who took this challenge in order to show people that you don’t always need the high-end gear to create something cool.

He, however, had the luck to use high-end gear but sometimes the good thing to do is try something far from your comfort zone and see what would happen.

Philippe claims that the hardest part during this project was not to feel stupid in front of all the people he shot with his funny lighting set up. With this video, his main goal was not to show his skills but to push people to try to do what they have in mind with no excuse for waiting.

Oh, and before someone screams “Photoshop,” yes, he used VSCO, Photoshop FIX, and Lightroom Mobile apps to enhance the final result but everything was done on his phone. Without the proper lighting, however, it would be nearly impossible to reach the result that he got.

More info: philippe-echaroux.com | Facebook | Instagram

Philippe used a flashlight, a drinking straw and a Big Mac box to make this lighting rig

Here’s how it looked completely assembled

He then began to photograph people

Below you can see the portraits that Philippe made using this handmade “gear”

Watch the video below to see the whole process

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Captain Planet
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4 years ago

Guy uses unorthodox method of lightning people to get media attention/exposure by bringing a flashlight/hamburger box which is nowhere near as good as a proper flash but still better than default phone lighting. Then heavily post processes it in lightroom to pretend it's just a point and click magical portrait maker with a phone, flashlight and a hamburger box.

dreamworld
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4 years ago

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Hugo Raible
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4 years ago

5% McDonald's box lighting, 95% Photoshop

Hugo Raible
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4 years ago

I mean, I still like the pictures, but otherwise I'm with Adam Warren here, the experiment is a bit pointless then...

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Adam Warren
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4 years ago

They're really good but kinda sad he felt the need to photoshop them/touch them up considerably before posting them. Kinda makes the whole experiment pointless :/

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Captain Planet
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4 years ago

Guy uses unorthodox method of lightning people to get media attention/exposure by bringing a flashlight/hamburger box which is nowhere near as good as a proper flash but still better than default phone lighting. Then heavily post processes it in lightroom to pretend it's just a point and click magical portrait maker with a phone, flashlight and a hamburger box.

dreamworld
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4 years ago

a m e n

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Hugo Raible
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4 years ago

5% McDonald's box lighting, 95% Photoshop

Hugo Raible
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4 years ago

I mean, I still like the pictures, but otherwise I'm with Adam Warren here, the experiment is a bit pointless then...

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Adam Warren
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4 years ago

They're really good but kinda sad he felt the need to photoshop them/touch them up considerably before posting them. Kinda makes the whole experiment pointless :/

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