These are the 20 best iPhone photographs for the year

These are the 20 best iPhone photographs for the year
Apple’s iPhone rise to popularity has quickly made it the most popular camera in the world - it became the most popular camera on Flickr three years ago, and since then the adoption of iPhones has only grown. Moreover, the actual quality of the camera has also increased significantly, as Apple has been very consistent in making the iPhone camera faster, increasing the sensor size, and refining the quality of the images.

We would not go as far as to claim that the iPhone is the best camera phone out there - after all, heavyweights like the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung’s Galaxy S5, and the LG G3, but even older devices often capture better-looking and more detailed images than the iPhone 5s, but we’re not here to argue about the technicalities. Instead, we’ll focus on the best photographs captured on Apple’s iPhone in the last year, curated by the annual iPhone Photography Awards.

The contest gives that runs from 2007, gives out three ‘photographer of the year’ medals, awarding each of the winners with an iPad Air. It also has 17 categories where the winner gets an award. It’s a celebration of creativity, an inspiring set of images, showing just how much you can do nowadays with the camera of a smartphone. Take a look at the winners below, and hit the source link at the bottom to see all the honorable mentions.


source: IPPAwards

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42 Comments

1. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Number 11 and 18 are just stunning!

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Stunning? More like scary as f*&k! But yeah, stunning too.

37. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Most of them are black and white and some of them look tweaked. I think any of the top camera phones could take pictures like these in the hands of a good photographer. I like them all

2. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

no 9 is good....whats up with 11??whats the phenomenon called?

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It looks like a föhn wind. Though it probably isn't since it looks like there isn't any mountains there.

22. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Aren't those called shelf clouds?

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Oh yeah that's right! But I guess they can occur during föhn winds? At least some very similar looking clouds.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Such beautiful pictures! Nature can sure provide beauty that nothing will ever be able to match!

8. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I ccompletely agree! We chase things in our life so much that we don't see natural beauty every day.

5. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

ROTFL Because Apple do nothing since years , menial media attack us with iBS articles to show that Apple is alive. Rumors and photoshops from iFans every day. Right? Last thing that Apple did was the useless fingerprint scanner and even more useless 64 bit on 1gb icrap. And just put 'S'

7. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Dude if you don't like these photos then don't look at them. No need to come here and be a hater! Calm your tits!

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Dude, are those sites , tech sites, or what? Fashion photoshop magazine for wet idreams? Aren't you fed up with those hundrets of 'apple articles' when Apple do NOTHING since years?

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You're an example why Apple articles exist. You can't resist clicking it and posting in it.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I was waiting for your reply lol. Got em. +1

15. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Dude, calm down... How can you be so bitter even after looking at these amazing photos!

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please tell us, how many green thumbs would you like for that post?

6. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

wonderful photography

11. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Why is #3 even considered good? It just looks like someone took a picture of their dog in the snow. All the rest look like they belong here, and some of them don't even look like they're capable of being from a phone, they're so good.

12. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Photoshop

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

xDxDxD

14. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

No. 20!!! Enough details...

19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I second you brother.

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Simply amazing pictures. Apple has some clever processing algorithms.

18. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Of course these are not raw out of the phone pics. I can just edit pictures coming from an S5, a Z2 or a N1020 to have some allegedly clever processing.

30. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

You sound butt hurt.

41. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

You do. If you don't you won't disagree with facts. I am turning some 3.2MP Pics to stunning ones.

25. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

All these have some slight editing...

29. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Source?

31. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Oh jeez... A human brain is my source. I thought all of us have one?

33. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lmao dude, no chill

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