Apple announces winners of Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge from around the world

Apple has announced 10 winners of the Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge powered by iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max exclusive Macro photography feature which allows them to take very detailedly and zoomed-in pictures, from only 2cm away, of smaller things in life like a ladybug, an ant, pollen of a flower, water drop, dew on a leaf and more.

Over several weeks earlier this year, owners of iPhone 13 Pro models from around the world captured beautiful macro shots for the Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge and Apple has picked ten winners who represent the global and diverse community of iPhone photographers.

Apple shot on iPhone macro challenge

10 winners of Apple’s Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge

The winning macro photographs were chosen by an international panel of expert judges including  Anand Varma, Apeksha Maker, Peter McKinnon, Paddy Chao, Yik Keat Lee, Arem Duplessis, Billy Sorrentino, Della Huff, Kaiann Drance, and Pamela Chen.

The winning pictures of the Shot on iPhone Macro Challenge are going to feature on, on Apple’s Instagram (@apple), and on billboards in select cities. Here are the names of the lucky winners.

  • “Sea Glass” by Guido Cassanelli from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • “The Cave” by Marco Colletta from Taranto, Italy
  • “Art in Nature” by Prajwal Chougule from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
  • “A Drop of Freedom” by Daniel Olah from Budapest, Hungary
  • “Leaf Illumination” by Trevor Collins from Boston, USA
  • “Strawberry in Soda” by Ashley Lee from San Francisco, USA
  • “Volcanic Lava” by Abhik Mondal from New Milford, New Jersey, USA
  • “Honeycomb” by Tom Reeves from New York City, USA
  • “Hidden Gem” by Jirasak Panpiansin from Chaiyaphum City, Thailand
  • “The Final Bloom” by Hojisan from Chongqing, China

The winning images demonstrate that the beauty of macro photography is its ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, and capture the little things in a big way. Photos include incredible nature shots that might be overlooked by the naked eye, like dewdrops on a spiderweb, snowflakes on a dog’s hair, a cavernous hibiscus flower, and a strawberry engulfed in tiny soda water bubbles.


Some pro tips for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max users to capture breathtaking macro photographs of objects around them are as follows:

  • Get very close to the object, as close as 2cm.
  • Make sure to keep the primary point of focus in the center of the frame, focus is the sharpest in the center when shooting in macro.
  • To set a specific focus point, tap on the desired area in the viewfinder.
  • Shoot at 0.5x to capture an ultra-wide field of view or at 1x for tighter framing.
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