Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

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Apple rewards the best photos taken with the iPhone 13!

Every year, Apple focuses on improving the camera of each new generation of iPhone and users do not go unnoticed by this dedication. Thus, and thanks to this mutual interest, for one of the fetish components of the iPhone, the company has already made a tradition of launching activities grouped within the “Shot on iPhone” project. During the first quarter of this year, Apple launched a photography contest with the iPhone’s macro camera that already has its first winners.

The proposed challenge the choice of ten photos taken with the macro function of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max they won Apple’s latest “Shot on iPhone” contest. Of the thousands of applicants who submitted their late January 2022 images by the February 16, 2022 closing date, an international jury was tasked with selecting ten winners.

The best macro photos ever taken on an iPhone

The finalists come from Argentina, China, Hungary, India, Italy, Spain, Thailand and United States. The latter country added four images captured by photographers from New Jersey, New York, San Francisco and Boston.

Unlike previous editions, this time the judges included comments on the highlights of the chosen photographs, as we share below.

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

Abhik Mondal’s “volcanic lava” from New Jersey is a macro shot of a bouquet of flowerspurchased at the photographer’s local supermarket.

“Flower and flora photography is the bread and butter of macro photography, and Abhik Mondal’s sunflower is a wonderful demonstration of the power of the iPhone,” said judge Billy Sorrentino. “Petals lead the viewer into the kaleidoscopic disc of flowers and seeds. The contrast, texture and clever framing make this a winner.”

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

“This image is a state of mind,” Judge Pamela Chen said. “Practically you can feel the brisk winter wind blowing away those snowflakeswell seen in its most candid and immaculate beauty”.

“Honeycomb”, by New York photographer Tom Reeves, this is a macro shot of snowflakes on your pup’s fur on a walk.

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

The image was taken by Trevor Collins of Boston, at the photographer’s office as the sun shone directly behind a plant.

“Who knew an ordinary blade could be so complex? said Anand Varma. “It’s remarkable how a simple backlight can reveal this hidden world of structure and connection that might otherwise go unnoticed.”

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

Ashley Lee’s “Strawberry in Soda” in San Francisco

“Strawberry in Soda” by San Francisco photographer Ashley Lee was praised for the way she used macro photography to bring the subject to life.

“This photo takes my breath away at first sight,” Judge Kaiann Drance said. “The clarity of motion and the burst of strawberry really come out in a delightful way.”

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

“When we use the macro function, the tiny world is magnified and this is a perfect example of that,” judge Yik Keat Lee said. “To be honest, I don’t even know what exactly this substance is, but the fact that there is symmetry in chaos, with several vibrant colorsmakes it super intriguing.”

The substance is “sea glass”, made on the argentinian coast by photographer Guido Cassanelli.

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

“The Grotto” by Marco Colletta Taranto, Italy

The Italian Marco Colletta called this image of a flower “The Grotto”, because the “intense shadows” and the “enveloping shape of the petals” they reminded him of a deep cave.

“The rich textures and colors in this image make it stand out, and the soft focus of the foreground is a wonderful compositional element that draws the viewer in,” Della Huff said.

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

“This picture is so perfect it looks like an illustration”said Apeksha Maker. “The iPhone does a fantastic job of focusing on such fine detail, with almost no definitive background.”

“Art in Nature”, by photographer Prajwal Chougule in India, is a macro photograph of a spider web with dew drops.

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

“A Drop of Freedom” by Daniel Olah Budapest, Hungary

“The teardrop in the center is an obvious focal point,” said Peter McKinnon, “however, I really like how clean the edges of the plant are.”

Photographer Daniel Olah took the photo “A drop of freedom” in Budapest, Hungary.

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

“Hidden Gem” by Jirasak Panpians in the city of Chaiyaphum, Thailand

Captured by photographer Jirasak Panpiansin, “Hidden Gem” is a “shiny liquid jewel” after a tropical storm.

“I like the varied light in this image which illuminates the texture of the leaf’s surface,” says Anand Varma, “while revealing its internal structure.”

Apple publishes the winning photos of its challenge with the macro camera of the iPhone

“This photo is nothing less than a painting,” Apeksha Maker said. “What strikes me instantly is the iPhone’s high dynamic range that smoothly evens out hard and soft light.”

“The Final Bloom”, by photographer Hojisan in Chongqing, China, capture the scene moments before a breeze blows through the petals.

As announced by Apple in a publication on its online site, Winners’ photos will be displayed on billboards, in the Apple Store and online. Apple confirms that the winners will receive “an unspecified royalty for the use of their work”.

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