Here’s how to take fantastic macro photos on the iPhone 13 Pro, according to the winners

After more than two years away, I was back at the Apple Store window on Fifth Avenue. The invitation was to join Apple in celebrating 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 newer smartphones like OnePlus, which introduced the feature in previous phones, though it inexplicably dropped it from its One flagship. More 10 Pro.

Apple Store Fifth Avenue

Apple Store Fifth Avenue (Image credit: Future/Lance Ulanoff)

Standing in the vast underground space, which was swarming with Apple customers, fans and, today, photographers, it was like “before time”.

It was, it turned out, one of the first in-person “Today at Apple” events the flagship store had held since before the pandemic, and you could feel the excitement and a slight whiff of anxiety. in the air. So much people.

Apple Store Fifth Avenue

Apple Today event honoring iPhone 13 Pro Macro Photography award winners (Image credit: Future/Lance Ulanoff)

Ahead of the Wednesday night ceremony, where a trio of Apple executives who mostly deal with camera tech (but weren’t available to talk to me), explained why they chose the photos (and talked about the joys of macro photography) and before Apple gave contestants a chance to try macro photography on phones they didn’t (yet) own, I found two of the winners of the Apple macro photography contest and told them asked how they captured their winning images.