Apple has shared a video offering a look at how the company came up with Portrait Lighting, its studio effect feature for iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus users:
Take a look behind the iPhone X and discover the process we went through to create Portrait Lighting. Combining timeless lighting principles with advanced machine learning, we created an iPhone that takes studio-quality portraits without the studio.
According to the company they “studied” the art of portraiture, from paintings to photographs, while they also worked with global image makers, and the world’s best photographers, to create Portrait Lighting, which offers studio-like effects for portraits taken in real-time (they can also be edited afterwards too).
The iPhone X also gains Portrait Lighting for the front camera, unlike the iPhone 8 Plus.