Recently we went on a holiday in the Bulgarian mountains.
One of the nights, the sky was clear enough to give the new iPhone 12 night photo mode a shot.
The initial attempts seemed a bit noisy and didn’t show too much details.
Luckily I shared this photo with my cousin and he mentioned that I might want to try shooting in RAW as it should retain more information that can be tweaked after the shot.
I did so by enabling saving the photos in ProRAW. The resulting photo was similar to the above one, but then I went to edit the photo in the Photos app on iOS, without using any external tools.
After a few tweaks, details started popping up quite well on the dark sky background.
The end result seems quite pleasing!
And a fun fact about the photo – the bright glow in the sky is actually smoke from the hotel chimney, which I only saw while taking photos, not with my eyes. It was soo dark.
I’ll definitely continue experimenting with Night mode photography in the future on clearer and darker skies!