Photographer Aundre Larrow puts iPhone 12 Pro through the wringer shooting portraits

Iphone 12 Pro Portrait By Larrow
Iphone 12 Pro Portrait By Larrow (Image credit: Aundre Larrow / PetaPixel)

Iphone 12 Pro Portrait By Larrow

Iphone 12 Pro Portrait By Larrow (Image credit: Aundre Larrow / PetaPixel)

What you need to know

  • Apple's iPhone 12 Pro has some camera improvements to boast about.
  • Photographer Aundre Larrow has taken some great portrait photos to test the new cameras.
  • To the untrained eye, these photos look pretty great.

Apple's new iPhone 12 Pro will be available to buy in just two days and the hype train is in full flow right now. As ever, the cameras in the new iPhone are getting a ton of attention because of the changes Apple has made. But what happens when you put an iPhone 12 Pro in the hands of a professional? You get stunning portrait images.

Photographer Aundre Larrow took an iPhone 12 Pro to capture "friends and family that have spent most of 2020 quarantined together" and the results speak for themselves.

Larrow did capture something that a lot of us have been saying for years, though – phone cameras are great right now and they have been for years. You probably aren't going to see huge game-changing improvements anymore.

"I think that all technology companies, and especially Apple, have this issue: as you get marginally better with things it can be really hard to make them seem exciting," Larrow said, speaking of the iPhone 12 Pro.

But, importantly, Larrow goes on to say that he sometimes chooses an iPhone over a dedicated camera. The fact that's possible is still amazing to me, but to hear a photographer say it just drives the point home.

"There are times when I'll use this over my dedicated camera, like in a pinch, and it's nice to know that it'll do what I want," he explained. He made sure to note he is a fan of the new physical design.

Finally, Larrow has a word to say about the industrial design this time around, confirming that iPhone 12 Pro is easier to hold. It's almost worth upgrading for that alone!

"It's a little larger and easier to grip, which makes it easier to hold and heft. It's weird saying 'hefty' because it's lighter, but you know what I mean," he laughed. "The sides are something like a millimeter thicker but you really can feel it."

Iphone 12 Pro Portrait By Larrow

Iphone 12 Pro Portrait By Larrow (Image credit: Aundre Larrow / PetaPixel)

You can see more images and read about the portrait project over on PetaPixel right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.