Great photos! You must have a really nice camera!
I don’t often write up a detailed “review” of the iPhone and its photography capabilities, but after having used the iPhone 13 Pro for about a month now in a variety of situations, I wanted to share a set of images I’ve made casually and without going out of my way to do anything special.
Here’s the assortment of iPhone 13 Pro photos, with a few words about each image.
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iPhone 13 Pro Macro: Wet Leaves
Purists will debate whether it’s truly macro or just a close-up mode for the camera, but either way, it does a fine job of capturing scenes like these leaves.
Foggy Youth Soccer
Last weekend, I was mentoring a soccer referee and we’d had a fair amount of fog at the beginning of the game. As the sun rose further, the fog started clearing about the same time the damp turf started releasing its own fog.
Pizza and Beer
A quick shot using portrait mode to capture things mid-meal at a brewery. As they say… stout: it’s not just for breakfast anymore.
Wide from Center Field
Taking in an entire baseball stadium, including the center field outdoor deck where I attended a beer festival.
Corridor? More Like Corri-noir
Slow Shutter as the River Runs By
Using the Slow Shutter Cam app, I made this photo looking across the Wenatchee River in Tumwater Canyon.
Shooting at the Sun
You’re not supposed to do this. But when you do, it turns out you can get an interesting image and not really have many issues with flare.
Liberty Gardens Kitty
While eating dinner after dark, this friend wandered up in the foliage adjacent to our outdoor table.
Nature’s Fluff and Man’s Textures
I found this to be an interesting juxtapositions of shape and tone, photographed during some fairly harsh midday light.
Friendly with Foliage
One more macro mode shot, this time up close with a leaf showing some gorgeous color.
Overall I’ve been pretty happy with the photos from the iPhone 13 Pro, and look forward to continuing to challenge it over the coming months. Our modern phones are more than capable of producing fantastic images; I just received a 16×20 metal print of a photo captured with last year’s iPhone 12 Pro Max. Looks great, and will be a nice addition to the wall in my office currently being built out.
What’s your take on your smartphone for photos? Good enough? Good enough to get you to stop carrying a bigger camera frequently?