The mobile phone has changed photography forever; the smartphone’s camera is the most used feature for the majority of users. Not only have they become the most convenient way to take photos, they’ve also become damn good at taking them, as shown in the annual iPhone Photography Awards.
Photographers from all over the world submitted their photos to the eighth annual contest; here are the parameters:
All images must be taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop. It is OK to use any iOS apps.
The use of any iPhone is permissible. iPhone add-on lenses can be used. In some cases, we may ask the original image to verify that it’s taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
It is really amazing how far smartphone and tablet cameras have progressed in a little under a decade now and what the microscopic device can capture. IPPAWARDS Creator Kenan Aktulun was thrilled with the results:
This year’s entries were especially impressive, ranging from intimate, thought-provoking moments to stunning, captivating imagery.
The contests and winners were placed in categories as shown below:
Third Place Overall
Second Place Overall
First Place Overall
Lead image by Ben Schuyler and used under Creative Commons.
[via Business Insider]