Apple reveals the winners of the Shot on iPhone Night mode challenge
At the beginning of the year, Apple invited iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users to share their best photos taken in Night mode. All 3 iPhone 11 models feature a Wide sensor with 100 percent Focus Pixels. As a result, Night mode automatically activates in low-light environments.
Thousands of photos were submitted from around the world. The winning photographers, selected from a panel of 10 judges, hail from China, India, Russia, and Spain. The judges, including Malin Fezehai, Tyler Mitchell, Sarah Lee, Alexvi Li, and Darren Soh shared their thoughts on what made the winning photos stand out.
Winning photos will be featured on apple.com, Apple’s official Instagram account which boasts 22.5 million followers, at select stores, on billboards around the world, and other third-party photo exhibitions.
Konstantin Chalabov (Moscow, Russia), iPhone 11 Pro
Andrei Manuilov (Moscow, Russia), iPhone 11 Pro Max
Location: Quartiere San Lorenzo
Mitsun Soni (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India), iPhone 11 Pro
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tyler Mitchell says: ‘This one blows my mind. I have no idea where that deep rich red light is coming from on the tree. It almost feels like a UFO sitting above the tree, just out of frame. Absolutely beautiful composition as well.’
Arem Duplessis says: ‘The rich red color of the tree and ground gives this picture an otherworldly quality. Paired with the night sky, it feels like a still from a sci-fi film.
Rubén P. Bescós (Pamplona, Navarra, Spain), iPhone 11 Pro Max
Location: Sierra del Perdón
Phil Schiller says: ‘Photography is the art of light, and Rubén’s photo magically uses light to bring this art installation in Spain to life. The color in this Night mode image is a captivating orange, beautifully framing the band of pilgrims in sharp silhouette. The crackly details on the foreground rocks add to the story of the long and difficult journey ahead for these pilgrims before they reach their holy site.’
Alexvi Li says: ‘Taking great advantage of Night mode with exposure setting, the photographer captured the silhouette of a group of people in the city light backdrop. The ground in the photo reveals beautiful texture when shooting against the light. The simple composition quickly draws viewers into a story, while delivering good image quality.’
Rustam Shagimordanov (Moscow, Russia), iPhone 11
Location: Hamnøy I Lofoten, Nordland, Norway
Kaiann Drance says: ‘A captivating shot of a winter village by the sea, which must feel cold, yet looks warm with the glow against the rocks and lights inside the red cabins, inviting a story about the people inside.’
Malin Fezehai says: ‘I love how the lights in the red cabins give a sense of warmth in the cold. The layers in the image create depth and give me a sense of cold and warmth at the same time. It’s a beautifully captured landscape image of a winter evening.’
Yu “Eric” Zhang (Beijing, China), iPhone 11 Pro Max
Jon McCormack says: ‘This image represents iPhone at its best. Capturing life as it happens, no matter what the light is! The sense of moment, intimacy and place in this image is very good. It really transports the viewer to being right there.’
Arem Duplessis says: ‘This picture has a very real quality to it. The rising steam, the silhouetted figures backlit from the lamp all align perfectly in this magical caught moment.’
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