Night Mode Photo Shared by MacRumors Reader and Photographer Makes it Into Apple Ad

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Abdul Dremali, a MacRumors reader who goes by Advil on the MacRumors forums, shared a Night Mode image captured with one of Apple's newest iPhones on the forums back in September 2019.

The photo depicted a lighthouse and a sky full of stars, as Dremali is an astrophotographer. Apple spotted Dremali's image after it was featured on the forums and recently used it in a new video showing off Night Mode.


Dremali has shared several Night Mode photos on the MacRumors forums and on his website, but the lighthouse image proved to be his most popular. According to EXIF info shared in the thread, the photo was a 20 second exposure using Night Mode with the standard lens and no other equipment except for a tripod.


Apple typically requires photographers and artists that it works with to sign non-disclosure agreements, so Dremali declined to comment on Apple's usage of his picture, but his astrophotography images offer up a great example of the benefits of Apple's Night Mode feature.

Night Mode uses long exposure capture techniques, machine learning, and other technologies to produce vivid, bright pictures even when lighting conditions are poor. Night Mode allows iPhone users to take photos in the dark that were not possible with prior versions of the iPhone.

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retta283

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Excellent photo. I remember seeing it shared a while back on here. Makes a purchase tempting... I was holding off for a while, but perhaps I should buy one now. It's on par or better than my dedicated camera.
 

Relentless Power

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What I like most about that top photo, is the way the lighthouse reflects off the water, and how the red beam from the lighthouse is portrayed perfectly. That’s pretty impressive photography, not so much from the user itself, but as it is from the technology.
 

seadragon

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I've been VERY impressed with the capabilities of the camera in my 11 Pro Max, including night mode. They just keep getting better.
 

nwcs

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Great photo. Also shows how important it is to have areas with limited light pollution. With people using high lumen LEDs everywhere now in fear of the bogeyman the night sky is getting more and more rare.
 

Justanotherfanboy

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I’ve only seen my iPhone 11 offer from 1-10 seconds Night Mode exposure... anyone know how to get to the 20 seconds used on this photo?

Maybe there’s just too much light pollution where I live, lol.
 

MisterSavage

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That is an awesome picture!

I’ve only seen my iPhone 11 offer from 1-10 seconds Night Mode exposure... anyone know how to get to the 20 seconds used on this photo?

Maybe there’s just too much light pollution where I live, lol.
I've read that if you put it in a fixed position (like a tripod) then you can have longer exposure times. It can detect the movement of you holding it.
 

Justanotherfanboy

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That is an awesome picture!



I've read that if you put it in a fixed position (like a tripod) then you can have longer exposure times. It can detect the movement of you holding it.
I should probably get a cheap tripod...
The day I got my iPhone 11 (September 20th, 2019)- I happened to be at a restaurant in NJ & noticed you could see the NYC skyline from the parking lot. I took 2 shots- one w/ and one without Night Mode.
Lol, I had no practice & could do much better now; but I still have proudly shown this to probably a few dozen people... I’m absolutely astounded by this “computational photography mad science”, as Phil called it. =)
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