The age of the selfie is now well on its way, making the iPhone more of an artistic tool than ever before. If you agree, think about taking the next step with Knog’s [Expose] Smart, a lighting accessory for your iPhone.
Plug this little array of LEDs into your iPhone (anything 4S and beyond), and you can use to help light up your subject in all sorts of different ways, with a flash mode and detailed settings for balance. If you are really into an iPhone photo project, you can even control multiple versions of the lighting accessory from your phone for multiple lighting angles. The device works wirelessly with a Bluetooth connection, so you can set it up anywhere or just hold it in your other hand.
The [Expose] Smart runs on a rechargeable battery, puts out 130 lumens, and offers a beam angle designed to match the iPhone’s camera angle as much as possible. Using the app, you can control features like white balance and other lighting details that would otherwise be beyond your reach.
In addition to obtaining the best lighting ever for selfies – although you may want to avoid mirrors – this little dongle could also help you light up photos more easily in an evening environment, without the need to lug larger and more expensive camera gear with you. Also, with a $60 price tag, this lighting accessory is one of the most affordable on the market. The [Expose] Smart ships in late January.