As some of you might know, I’ve worked at Apple for several years before taking the leap into becoming a freelance photographer. Since they started their Shot On iPhone campaign, I’ve always dreamt to collaborate with Apple in any way, shape or form. My dreams turned to reality in December of last year when I had the opportunity to try out the brand new iPhone 11 Pro. I immediately said yes and I had the opportunity to test the different photographic features of this smartphone for several months now.
Of course 2020 threw us a couple curveballs — I had many (cancelled) travel plans where I wanted to test the iPhone 11 Pro performance for travel photography. Fortunately, I travelled to Mexico City in February and I was able to take a bunch of pictures in different scenarios to showcase what you can do too with your iPhone.
Disclaimer: Apple sent me an iPhone 11 Pro for free but all opinions remain my own. All photos were shot on iPhone and edited in Lightroom on my computer.
Shot On iPhone: First day in Mexico City
Whenever I travel abroad, I make sure to try all the beverages I don’t have back home and I make sure to document all of them (the iPhone is really handy for that!)
Smart HDR is really helpful when it comes to scenes with a big gap between bright and dark tones — it keeps details in the shadows without overexposing the bright zones.
Panorama feature can produce up to a 63 megapixels file and it’s really helpful when you wanna capture a skyline like this one below.
The Ultra Wide Angle camera is equivalent to roughly a 12mm to 14mm on a full frame camera sensor. I really love shooting architecture and this camera is really helpful for capturing a large scene. I usually use the upright feature in Lightroom to correct the perspective but you can do it directly in the photo editing tools on iOS.
As a foodie, I really love to remember what I ate during a specific trip. This is one of the best meals I had in Mexico City: Molino El Pujol. Those avocado tacos were exceptional!
Afternoon sun in Mexico City.
Dinner at Masala y Maiz where you get an amazing cuisine with flavours from Mexico, India and more.
Day 2 in Mexico City
Breakfast at tziki, a gorgeous brunch place located in between La Condesa and Juàrez neighbourhoods.
Visiting Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo was one of the highlights of my trip and I really had fun shooting the location with my iPhone with the three very versatile cameras.
Night mode helps capture so much detail in situations where you couldn’t previously take photos because it got too noisy.
Shot On iPhone: Day 3 in Mexico City
The Ultra Wide Angle camera gives a really fun perspective on a somewhat rather boring scene.
Apple Antara is clearly one of the most beautiful Apple store I’ve seen in my life. It’s so well integrated in the Polanco neighbourhood and it’s next to Museo Jumex and Soumaya Museum.
After visiting Apple Antara, I hopped into an Uber and made my way to XINÚ PERFUMES which is clearly the most beautiful and unique shopping experience I’ve ever had. I didn’t want to get my larger camera out to not disturb the other clients so I quickly snapped a photo with my iPhone. For those who are curious, I ended up buying the perfume Monstera (no. 4)