When it comes to photography, lighting is everything. A patent published today shows an Apple initiative that involves using multiple iPhones, and their flashes to illuminate a dark scene.
The patent, named “Illumination system”, would involve remotely controlling several iPhones, tablets, or device with a flash, built-in or otherwise. The primary device, such as a camera, or indeed another smartphone, would fire a test shot in order to establish the lighting needs of the frame. It would then send this information to all of the secondary devices being used, determining the direction, intensity, timing and duration of the flash.
The devices could all be connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the idea is very similar to systems used by professional photographers today, and sounds like a really cool way of getting lots of people involved in a photography process that should ultimately make for better quality photos!