Apple Announces iPhone 11 Night Mode Photography Competition

Apple has just announced a new Night mode photo competition for users of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and Pro Max.

Shot on iPhone 11 Pro in Night mode by Austin Mann | Apple

“Apple is starting the new year by celebrating more captivating ways to shoot on iPhone with an all-new Night mode photo challenge,” reads a new press release from the Cupertino company. “Users are invited to share their impressive Night mode images captured with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.”

The judges of the competition include well-known photographers including Darren Soh, Alexvi Li and Apple’s own Phil Schiller.

Through January 29th, Apple is taking submissions on Instagram, Twitter, and Weibo. To qualify, post your photos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShotoniPhone and #NightmodeChallenge and Weibo using the hashtags #ShotOniPhone and #NightmodeChallenge.

The iPhone maker offered the following Night mode tips

  • Night mode automatically comes on in low-light environments. If the yellow Night mode icon is showing, you’re shooting with Night mode.
  • Night mode determines capture time based on the scene and displays this time in the Night mode icon. You can tap on the Night mode icon and adjust the slider to Max to extend the capture time.
  • Try propping up your iPhone or using a tripod for a longer capture time at the darkest time of night.

The five winning photos will be announced on March 4th on the Apple Newsroom. Apple says the images may also be used in digital campaigns, at stores, on billboards, and in photo exhibitions.