iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro introduce a new feature in night mode to capture shots impossible in low light conditions that otherwise would not be usable. The telephoto lens on the new Max models captures even more light without the Night mode thanks to its ƒ / 2.0 aperture compared to ƒ / 2.4 on the iPhone XS Max.
Both camera enhancements make the iPhone 11 the ideal range to take a memorable photo in a dark concert venue, and the standard wide-angle lens is not slippery. Fantastic music and travel photographer Ryan Russell he has the shot to prove it.
Ryan Russell has photographed (is filmed) some of my favorite musicians in the years, so I wasn't surprised to see his incredible photo of Elton John's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" performance in Vancouver this week. What surprised me is that it was shot on his iPhone, in particular the new iPhone 11 Pro Max. (I didn't ask what color.)
The shot not only frames the legendary Sir Elton John on his plan. It fully captures the wave of people attending one of his final performances on the street under the light show and the falling confetti that paints the audience.
Watch the iPhone 11 Ryan Russell's Pro Max filmed on Instagram:
See the full resolution image here in all its glory.
Ryan added that the iPhone 11 Pro Max "also reigns for videos," so the new iPhones aren't just incredible pocket-sized photo cameras. iPhone 11 is the first version to support an extended dynamic range for videos up to 60 fps, not just 30 fps. Even if you can't make a live show, concert viewers on YouTube will benefit from video enhancements on iPhone 11.
Follow Ryan Russell up chirping is Instagram to see more of his work and stay tuned for further improvements to the iPhone 11 camera coming later this year, when Deep Fusion debuts with "the advanced machine learning to perform pixel-by-pixel processing of photos, optimizing the texture, details and noise throughout the photo."