• Caroline Pang

Singapore Shot On iPhone 13 Pro

Spectacular views of Singapore at sunrise and sunset were shot on iPhone 13 Pro on different days and at different times. Image quality is excellent, crisp and sharp.

These photos were shot in Apple ProRAW format. iPhone photography has evolved so much. Being able to shoot in this format is useful because some of my assignments are specifically requesting photography and videography using the iPhone 13. Just like a DSLR RAW file, each ProRAW file stores more details. It has higher image quality, which means it is also ten times larger than the JPEG and HEIF files of the normal iPhone photo. It will take up more storage in the phone. Ultimately it gives more editing opportunities and control during post-processing.

ProRAW files use the industry-standard digital negative (DNG). You can edit it with the iPhone Photo app or any other photo editing app that opens a DNG file. I am using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for post-editing these photos on my MacBook Pro. When I am on the move, the iPhone Photo app is the most convenient way to edit my photos.

Aerial view of Singapore's sunset shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

iPhone 13 Pro has three 12MP camera systems - ultra-wide (.5), wide (1x) and telephoto (3). This sunset photo was shot with the ultra-wide (.5) which is equivalent to a 13 mm lens. It shows the vastness of the cityscape with a dramatic sky but also created distortion.

Colourful Chinatown shophouses shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

Colourful shophouses with terra-cotta roofs in Chinatown. I used the the ultra-wide. There was a tiny distortion which was fixed in Lightroom.

Chinatown shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

The colourful residential blocks and recreation areas in Chinatown are shot vertically with the ultra-wide. I like the creativity and the exaggeration of perspective that the ultra-wide lens could do to the scenery.

Marina Bay shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

Marina Bay and beyond. It was shot ultra-wide to include all the required features. Amazing details were sharply captured including those ships in the background.

Marina Bay Sands close up shot on iPhone 13 Pro telephoto.

I took this shot with the 3x optical zoom to get a little closer to the Marina Bay Sands. The 3x optical zoom is equivalent to a 77mm lens. The photo is sharp and crisp.

Pinnacle@Duxton shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

The Pinnacle@Duxton is the world's tallest public residential building of 50 storeys. It has seven connected towers and two sky gardens of 500 metres each which are the longest-ever built on a skyscraper. This was shot with the 3x optical zoom-in.

Esplanade, Theatres On The Bay shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

In the foreground is The Esplanade, Theatres On The Bay, also known as the "Durians" due to its spiky roofs. Using the wide angle, the Durians and those white and grey buildings are prominently anchored in this composition. Farther subjects appeared much smaller in the background, simply to give a sense of endless buildings dominating most of the landscape of this city-state.

Singapore at sunset, aerial view, shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

Suburban Singapore is a combination of shophouses, high rise residential and commercial buildings. This photo was taken right after a heavy downpour. Siltation is visible on the Singapore River. I used 1x zoom to take this shot. The 1x zoom is the default and also the regular wide-angle lens on all iPhones. It is equivalent to a 26mm lens.

Singapore central business district, shot on iPhone 13 Pro.

Looking down at one of the busy roads within the Central Business District, this was shot vertically using the ultra-wide. This allows more interesting elements to be captured, such as patterns, cars, road markings, greenery and a partial view of the surrounding buildings. The ultra-wide nailed it again to create a realistic sense of place.

Verdict - You will expect to get high-quality images from shooting in RAW. The details on each photo are excellent from this iPhone 13 Pro camera.


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