Apple touts the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera as the biggest upgrade the smartphone has over last year’s flagships. The new camera setup comes with a new software feature that easily overtakes offerings from rival smartphone companies such as Google and Huawei. This new feature is called “Night Mode.”

Is Night Mode on the iPhone 11 Pro really that good? A professional travel photographer believes it to be so.

Photographer Austin Mann has been taking photos for years now and has worked with a variety of clients, taking photos for them. His work has been widely published in a variety of channels, including National Geographic, the Travel Channel, Samaritan’s Purse, Conde Naste and the Global Poverty Project. Simply put, Mann knows what he’s talking about.

Mann wrote an in-depth review of the iPhone 11 Pro’s camera capabilities and spoke at length about the new Apple smartphone’s Night Mode. He described the new feature as “easy to use, crazy powerful and because it’s automatic it will completely change how everyone shoots on their iPhone.”

The photographer shared how he, after a project in Xi’an, China, went to a city in southern China known for its landscape of karst limestone hills, Guilin. There, he found what he called “an incredibly beautiful scene and the perfect place to test some of the new capabilities of iPhone 11 Pro, especially Night mode.”

The result, as seen in the photos he posted in his blog, is nothing but spectacular. The iPhone 11 Pro captured the beautiful scenery the way it was intended to be captured.

iPhone users who are enjoying unlimited Google Photos storage at full quality but it might disappear soon as Google reveals it is currently working on a fix. iPhone users who are enjoying unlimited Google Photos storage at full quality but it might disappear soon as Google reveals it is currently working on a fix. Photo: AFP / Josh Edelson

He said that unlike other developers, the team behind the iPhone 11 Pro’s Night Mode “didn’t take the let’s-make-night-look-like-day approach.” Instead, the people behind Night Mode worked hard so that photos taken in the dark using the iPhone 11 Pro will “feel” like it is taken during nighttime, but in a beautiful way.

“It’s the first time in a long time I’ve looked at an image and said to myself “wow, I can’t believe I shot this with my phone,”” he wrote.

Mann recommended that professional photographers, and those who want a powerful camera in their pocket, should get the iPhone 11 Pro. It’s easier to hold in one hand compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and is more powerful than the iPhone 11. The other two iPhones are good too, but he considers the iPhone 11 Pro to be the best for photographers on the go.