The photos for the competition were submitted by thousands of iPhone photographers from over 140 countries for various categories such as Portrait, Abstract, and Still Life. The grand prix this year went to Sebastiano Tomada from Brooklyn, New York for his picture of “Children roaming the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants”.
California photographer Chris Crisman went around photographing women who worked in lines of work that are considered by many as unusual, to represent and normalize women in those spaces. Determined to show his children that they could be anything they wanted, he sums up the photo series’ message in one sentence: “Gender should not determine professional opportunities.”
Canadian artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman has spent many hours culling through these images. He takes screen shots of the best ones and displays them on his blog (though never reveals their location). Called "9-Eyes," his Tumblr is named after the nine cameras that Google's Street View cars use.
Photographer Skyler Adams decided to try herself at taking pictures with one dollar camera for a month. She said that not so long ago she realized she was more passionate about buying new expensive camera gear than about photos themselves. So, she bought a Canon Sure Shot camera for $1 and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film. She was pleasantly surprised with the result. Have a look at what pictures a pro can take with a crappy camera.
The winners of the 9th Annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced. This award collects the best photos of the world taken with just an iPhone. Here are some of the best iPhone photos of this year. They actually prove that one does not need a super expensive camera to take amazing pictures.