Late night at the brave orange tones on the Alto de la Sierra del Perdón, though not too long to forget some lights the capital of Navarra Just before, Pilgrim Monument: fourteen figures are drawn back with a sheet of metal showing the intersection of different generations. "This photo is special to me because it was made in my country”- She tells me Rubén P. Bescós – "and the light that illuminates those silhouettes is from Pamplona, my hometown"With it, he has managed to become one of the top five winners in the world of Apple Shot in the iPhone night photography competition.
"I like to take night pictures because it's quiet and peaceful. That's why I took part in the Apple challenge."
The xacobeas trails of the Camino De Santiago attract connected points that help us understand a number of cultural and magical places, and this is certainly one of them. "I came here when I was a kid, to photograph stars at night. I added some music, and enjoyed those thirty minutes of exposure for a long time until the picture was finished“770 meters above sea level, is a a compelling passage embedded in fairy tales on the French Way to the Queens & # 39; s Bridge, a few miles later. "I've always loved photography at night, which is why I took part in the Apple challenge. It needs to be calm, I'm alone – I feel comfortable at night because it's a beautiful picture"
But the tools have changed: the devices we use catch those shooting stars Now they have come into our pocket. "One of the main advantages of the iPhone over the SLR camera is that it is very small and is not afraid of people when it comes to capturing moments.. ”- Rubén seems clear about the change. His work, a photographer, enables you to load more resources into your work. "My weight bag is fifteen pounds. With the iPhone console, you can bend down and you can take very different angles by shooting a high quality shotgun."However, the chances for him seem far-fetched.
Capture the moment and mood with the iPhone
His photos can only be photographed the difference between the saturation of the earth in front, and with the Pamplona lanterns chewing cleverly in the background. Phill Schiller, Apple's vice president of Global Marketing and one of the executives, highlights use of evening light and meaning both the slides and the pilgrims. It seems to stir more than we see, showing us the mystery halo of that place – with legends such as the Fuente Reniega, where water is constantly encountered to quench the thirst of pedestrians.
The winning photos were taken from the car window, without a tripod or stabilizer
When I ask Rubén how he treated you a winning picture, I am surprised at the response “I did it from the car window, without descending"Maybe you expected the use of a tripod or stabilizer, but you totally denied it"the fact is that night mode works very well. No tripod is required because sometimes you can rely even on your surroundings due to the flexibility and flexibility and size of the device, which is one of its benefits and"
Being one of six winners goes beyond works of royalty where Apple will pay nominees: the company will use it for its advertising campaigns and that means a picture of Rubén – and his name – will be on many advertising panels and facades worldwide "Looking forward to going to one of these places and taking a picture of myself!"- She tells me to be happy -"I'm excited about this opportunity"
Photo studio in pocket
"Today you can take amazing high quality photos with the iPhone"
From his first iPhone, the 4S, he saw opportunities to create your own image, edit and publish it on the same device "For me, it was a great find for photos. I understood the possibilities on a trip I made in China using the iPhone 4S where I did all this by phone"Ability to create, edit and re-read what Apple offers to us the latest version of iOS 13 they are very perfect: the conditions of the competition require that the new night mode of the iPhone 11 participation "I use the Lightroom iPhone app a lot when it comes to image processing – it allows me to even take it, but in the race I have used the $ 13 Camera app, taking advantage of the long exposure.
Rubén does not use many other additional applications other than the specified LightroomFor some specific cases, I also use Snapseed, which is perfectNevertheless, the the real power he saw on the iPhone: "Today it can replace the correct, in some cases, active camera. Yes, they are a different world and larger cameras have different types of lenses, higher resolution … but today you can take pictures with an amazing quality iPhone"
You can also find out more at accessories that fit us into the ecosystem, and some tricks:I realized there was a chance to get more out of the night mode by adding a neutral people's filter in front of the lens.”- About Addition a a small addition with a black glass cover instead of cameras – "It's like installing lens mirrors on the lens: what you do with it is to cheat the iPhone in night mode and allow you to take a day's photo but for longer exposure, such as a fog-like river or square with a static background"
Accessories such as filters or lenses can be a great trick for casual photography
The IPhone photos it achieves the best possible human outcome through the various functions it offers "Since it's very light, you can climb up a tree branch and hang there. I took some pictures hanging from the phone and shot from a distance. There are many choices because they are also very insightful"In his professional work, Rubén tells me that a few days ago he was taking pictures of famous people architect Norman Foster (His studio is responsible, among others, for the amazing Apple Park) they ask exactly that it was the same with the iPhone
Pictures and emotions
Whether we enjoy mobile photography or not, it's always fun to hear some advice of those who receive it such beautiful and well-known pictures like Rubén & # 39; sThe third rule in construction is very important, and you risk a bit with angles. We need to stop taking similar pictures with the idea of always being at eye level to create amazing songs. ”- She introduces me to those who want to improve your guns – "although it is possible to always carry the phone up and down. That's a pretty good guarantee that at any time you can capture something great"
Rubén highlights the possibilities of a broader angle: of writing in front of gaps, and of more personal shapes
The arrival of great angle on the iPhone 11 work so that Rubén can use her work effectively ”to commit to architecture, what I need to write spaces well. What I do is to combine the details of the standard and medium-size images. The 13 mm angle is as important as the previous inscription of the spaceThis map of that place endorses Rubén prepare for the next professional photo session customer well, but also user friendly "on my Instagram you will see that I have an extra series of artworks made at a wide angle, from the airport Adolfo-Suarez-Barajas"I definitely recommend you go through it because it has some amazing songs.
He The challenge for Apple photographers around the world have approved it hate it in windows we don't know of magical places like the Sierra del Perdón – with this is Rubén's look. It's a wonderful opportunity for all of us to find work, too let's try to create songs It's as interesting as this Pamplona photographer, with a story in the background as fun. The art, culture and feelings of each of us are created it's a real journey. "When the path of the wind falls between that of the stars", Says the memorial of a visitor who will see in his picture everywhere. How appropriate, what a great inspiration. ¡¡Good way to all!