Now in it’s 8th year the iPhone Photography Award winners have just been announced, and they feature some truly stunning images.
With over 700 million iPhones sold since their release it is safe to say that this is an award waiting to be won by anyone. All it needs is for someone to be in the right place at the right time, and with a bit of imagination and creativity and award winning picture can be taken.
The only rules are as follows:
‘All images must be taken with an iPhone, iPod or an iPad. 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/iPad App is permissible. iPhone add-on lenses can be used.
The submissions must be in the original size or not smaller than 1000 pixels in either height or width.’
The categories that can be entered into are Animals, Abstract, Architecture, Children, Flowers, Food, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Panorama, People, Portrait, Seasons, Still Life, Sunset, Travel, Trees, and Others.
A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd are then chosen for each category, and then a final overall top 3 out of all the category winners.
This year Polish photographer Michal Koralewski has taken home honors having submitted a gritty, revealing portrait of a street accordion player. Second place went to David Craik from Guilford in Surrey with his stunning birds shot, and Yvonne Lu’s intimate portrait of sleeping lovers achieved third place for the American.
Check out the 3 winners below, as well as some of the other contenders, and for the full list please head on over to the IPP Awards site here.
It must also be noted that they are now taking submissions for the 2016 awards, so there really is no reason why someone reading this right now couldn't be sitting with the next winning entry in their pocket!