How Apple Built An iPhone Camera That Makes Everyone A Professional Photographer

How Apple Built An iPhone Camera That Makes Everyone A Professional Photographerhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/johnpaczkowski/iphone-portrait-lighting?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits&utm_term=.hd2x89rp1#.reWx36wpq“We didn’t just study portrait photography. We went all the way back to paint,” Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller explained. The enhancements to the camera systems in the 8 Plus and the X are some of the biggest upgrades in the new line. The camera’s effects don’t rely on filters. They’re the result of Apple’s new dual camera system working in concert with machine learning to sense a scene, map it for depth, and then change lighting contours over the subject. It’s all done in real time, and you can even preview the results thanks to the company’s enormously powerful new A11 Bionic chip. The result, when applied to Apple scale, has the power to be transformative for modern photography, with millions of amateur shots suddenly professionalized. In many ways it’s the fullest realization of the democratization of high-quality imagery that the company has been working toward since the iPhone 4.