Macro photography with iPhone

“Hidden Gem” by Jirasak Panpiansin (@joez19). Shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max.
“Hidden Gem” (water bead in leaf) by Jirasak Panpiansin (@joez19). Shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max.

I have had a number of SLR macro lenses from Contax, Tamron and Olympus throughout the years but doing macrophotography with something like my current iPhone SE is a little tricky, if not impossible.

iPhone SE’s portrait mode lets me have at least some bokeh in my photos to minimize distracting backgrounds, but Apple’s recent iPhone Macro Challenge shows what kind of amazing photos can be created if one is willing to spend tens of thousands of yen for their flagship iPhone 13 Pro series.

“Sea Glass” by Guido Cassanelli (@laion.ph)
“Sea Glass” by Guido Cassanelli (@laion.ph). Shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max.

“Honeycomb” by Tom Reeves (@tomreevesphoto)
“Honeycomb” (snowflakes on dog hair) by Tom Reeves (@tomreevesphoto). Shot on iPhone 13 Pro.