From SE to the X: check out the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards winners

From SE to the X: check out the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards winners
The best camera is the one you have at you at all times, they say, and the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) winners come to prove the cliché. Every year, professional and amateur photographers around the world compete for the annual IPPA contest. 

This year's competition was the ninth annual event. Participants use cameras found on iOS devices only and can use certain apps to enhance the pictures. While the use of Photoshop is disallowed, third-party apps like VSCO and Lightroom can be employed.

The funniest part is that there are oldie-but-goldie handsets like the iPhone 5S and even the iPhone SE in winning positions in some of the categories, hammering the photographer-not-the-camera point further home. Check the overall winners below, and some assorted picks from the other categories in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards.


source: IPPA

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18 Comments

1. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Where is the iPhone X?

2. Aircrackng

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

iPhone 8 and 8+ also 404.

3. blac.inc

Posts: 59; Member since: May 16, 2018

It should have been the other way around. That first place pic was meh.

4. peace247 unregistered

nice bunch of super boring photos.

6. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 190; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Seriously. I was expecting mind blowing photos. But these are basic.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

What did you expect? It's the iPhone Photography Awards, not the World Press Photo of the year or even the Sony World Photography Awards

10. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I want a PUPA or Phone Unedited Photo Awards. Only two categories: auto and manual mode. Submit as per file and exif data should be intact.

11. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 190; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

I’ve seen much better iPhone photos than these. And ones without photoshop used. Go on Flickr and you’ll see.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I expect something like thishttps://www.phonearena.com/news/These-20-stunning-photos-were-taken-with-the-Note-4-by-regular-folks_id66234 Even user submitted photos in phonearena is better. Btw, why did PA stop monthly pools for user submitted photo? :-/

8. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

No the official pic form Tim Cook itself...should be 1st...he is one who knows how to get best from iPhone.. http://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Tim-Cook.jpg

9. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

More like iPhone and Photoshop Awards.

14. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Remember when Samsung retouched their photos for their "unedited photos" ad? LOL

15. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I know, and all companies do that for their ads. So what's your point for mentioning it?

17. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Because theirs specifically said "unedited"?

18. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Post #17.

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Great photos comes from the hands of the operator with the right tools. Great photos.

16. FoxTeam

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

They forgot to add Tim cook photo from super bowl 50 phonearena.com/news/Tim-Cooks-Twitter-account-bloc​ks-folks-that-dissed-the-blurry-photo-post_id78182

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