When Apple launched the iPhone 13 series, one of the features that made the Pro versions stand out was the macro photography mode. To celebrate this feature, Apple ran a ‘Shot on iPhone’ photo contest with the theme of macro photography.
Over the past few weeks, Apple has been receiving macro photos taken with the iPhone 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max from around the world. A jury consisting of Apple employees and photographers Anand Varma, Apeksha Maker, Peter McKinnon, Paddy Chao, Yik Keat Lee selected 10 winning photos to post on the Apple website, Instagram page, and other social media platforms. billboards around the world.
1. Strawberry in Soda
Ashley Lee, a freelance photographer based in San Francisco, was one of 10 winners for her Strawberry in Soda photo. Lee said: “I chose the strawberry as my theme because I love how the bright red stands out against the black background. The contrast makes the viewer completely focus on the strawberry and the bubble, as if the strawberry is floating in space.”
2. The Cave
Marco Colleta is a university student studying mechanical engineering in Italy who took this picture of The Cave. Coleta said: “The enveloped shape of the petals is accentuated by the shadows, which reminds me of a deep cave, ready to be explored.”
3. A Drop of Freedom
Daniel Olah, a photographer from Budapest became one of 10 winners with his photo A Drop of Freedom. “My intention is to highlight the droplet against the lily. I used studio lights that illuminate the lily with a dark background. I love the shape of the flower; The bottom petals help keep the focus in the center of the photo, highlighting not only the drop of water but the stamens as well,” said Olah.
4. Hidden Gem
Thai photographer Jirasak Panpiansin was honored with the Hidden Gem, which is a drop of water on a leaf. Panpiansin said:This tiny, shimmering liquid jewel sits delicately under a leaf after a storm, barely visible. However, it shines through the iPhone’s lens, it sparkles with great clarity, capturing light from the sun and magnifying the leaf veins underneath.”
5. Art in Nature
The next photo is Art in Nature by Prajwal Chougule, a software engineer in India. The photo shows dew drops on a spider’s web at the “golden hour”. “The dewdrops on the cobweb caught my attention, the spider silk forming a necklace on which the dew glittered like pearls. Feels like a work of art by nature“, Chougule said.
6. Sea Glass
Guido Cassanelli, a photographer and surfer living in Argentina, took the picture titled Sea Glass. Cassanelli said: “I was walking on the beach enjoying the beautiful sunset and decided to grab some of these little pieces of marine glass to try out macro photography on my iPhone 13 Pro Max. It looks like amber. I really like that texture.”
7. Leaf Illumination
Trevor Collins, a graphic designer from Boston, took the photo titled Leaf Illumination. “The photo was taken during the golden period when the sun was shining directly in my window, illuminating all the tiny cells in the leaf,” Collins said.
8. Volcanic Lava
New Jersey-based computer engineer Abhik Mondal was one of 10 winners with this photo of Volcanic Lava, which is a photograph of a sunflower. “One day while taking an evening walk, I went to the grocery store and saw a bunch of flowers. This beautiful sunflower caught my attention with its intricate details, including the contrasting colors from the center to the edges. I decided to buy the bouquet and bring it home to capture its beauty.” Mondal said.
Tom Reeves is a student studying information science in New York. The picture of Honeycomb (Honeycomb) is my dog’s fur. “This image was taken at Riverside Park in Manhattan while I was taking my morning walk with my dog this winter. When he was surprised by seeing snow for the first time, I was able to capture this tiny snowflake. landed among the honey-colored hairs.”said Reeves.
10. The Final Bloom
The last of the 10 winners was Hojisan, a professional photographer living in Chongqing, China. His photograph, The Final Bloom, is of a tulip. “The photo was taken when my 3-year-old son discovered a tulip at home. Then I went with my son to look at the flower and took out my iPhone to capture the moment the sun ‘kiss’ on the flower. flower”, Hojisan said.