Here’s how to take great macro photos on your iPhone 13 Pro, according to award winners

More than two years later, I’m back at the Apple showroom in the Fifth Avenue Store. The invitation to join Apple was to attract a group of amateur photographers who have mastered macro photography with Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro.

Apple finally added macro photography to its iPhone lineup last year, following in the footsteps of smartphone startups like OnePlus, which introduced the feature in previous phones, despite inexplicably removing it from its flagship One Plus 10 Pro.

Apple Store Fifth Ave

Apple Store Fifth Ave (Photo credit: Future/Lance Ulanoff)

Standing in the vast underground space, once bustling with Apple customers, fans, and, today, photographers, it felt like it was “before the times.”

This, as it turns out, was one of the first in-person “Today at Apple” events the flagship store has held since before the pandemic, and you can feel the excitement and a slight whiff of anxiety in the air. a lot of people.

Apple Store Fifth Ave

Apple Today event honors iPhone 13 Pro Macro Photography Award winners (Photo credit: Future/Lance Ulanoff)

Ahead of Wednesday night’s party, where three Apple executives deal mostly with camera technology (but weren’t available to talk to me), they explained why they chose portraits (and talked about the joys of macro photography) and before Apple presents attendees have had a chance to try macro photography. On phones they didn’t own (yet), I found two Apple Macro Photography Contest winners and asked how they took their winning photos.