The winners from the annual iPhone Photo Awards have been revealed – and it’s hard to believe they were taken on a mobile.
The competition is described as the ‘Oscars* of mobile photography’, and only allows photos taken with an iPhone or iPad.
It goes to show how skilled photographers can capture stunning images even on smartphones.
And it proves that today’s mobiles are equipped with seriously impressive cameras – though mobile apps and add-on lenses to improve the shots were allowed.
Photos entered into the competition can’t be published anywhere other than the photographer’s own social media, and compete in categories like animals, portraits and architecture.
All snappers also compete for four Photographer of the Year prizes (Grand Prize plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd, below).
This year, the Grand Prize winner was UK-based photographer Dimpy Bhalotia, who spends her days snapping the streets of London.
Her winning snap was taken on an iPhone X in Banaras, India – capturing boys leaping through the air.
There are loads of standout shots featured in the competition, however. Here are some of the category winners.
This story was first published on The Sun and is republished here with permission.
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- How often is this competition held?
- Who is Dimpy? Where does she live?
- Can you enter a photo that has been in a magazine?
- Can the photos be edited with an app?
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