There are other phone cameras that have bigger sensors or boast more megapixels, but nothing really compares to the iPhones speedy performance, vast range of apps for editing and it's reliability to generate a great photograph. There is no better example of the iPhones camera being used to its fullest than in the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS). The winners have just been announced.
Every photo entered into the competition can only be shot and edited on an iOS device. Which means no photoshop or cross processing allowed. The awards certainly prove something. Often the best camera you have is the one you carry around in your pocket. Here are the most incredible iPhone photos taken in 2014.
Taken by Russian photographer Elena Grimailo, this photograph won the Landscape category. Taken in Moscow, Russia.
Taken by Chicago-based Cocu Liu. Although this is not a winning shot, he placed highly in a variety of categories. He took first place in the Seasons category, second place for Trees, and third place for Architecture.
Taken by Yilang Peng. 1st Place - Architecture.
Taken by Aaron Pike. 1st place - Trees.
Taken by Athena Tan. This photo placed second in the People category.
Taken by Brandon Kidwell. 1st place - Lifestyle.
Taken by Gerard Collett. 1st Place - News/Events.
Taken by Alexa Seidl. 1st Place - Food.
Taken by Danielle Millar, this photo placed second in the Sunset category.
This Photo taken by Roberto Pastrovicchio took second-best Panorama.
Taken by Naomi Wu, this photo took second in the Animals category.
Taken by Sergey Korshunov's, this photo took third place in the Travel category.
Taken by Alexis Chartrand took third in the seasons category.
Taken by Melisa Barili, this photo came third place in the Children category.
Taken by Cara Barer, this photo came third place in the Still Life category.
Taken by Erika Brothers, this photo won second place in the Nature category.
Taken by Little Su. 1st Place - Sunset.
Taken by Kyle G. Horst. 1st Place - Panorama