You don't have to buy the most expensive gear in order to be an exceptional photographer—sometimes, all you need is an iPhone... and talent. And here's proof.
iPhone Photography Awards (also known as IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest-running iPhone photography competition since 2007. Every year, this competition gives awards to the most spectacular photos taken on an iPhone or iPad. If you want to enter the competition, your photos should not be published anywhere previously and should not be edited on any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop. And that's basically it.
Recently, iPhone Photography Awards announced the winners of their 2020 competition and the photos are absolutely stunning. Bored Panda invites you to take a look and choose your favorites.
More info: ippawards.com
Architecture: First Place, 'Duomo Di Milano', Milan, Italy By Haiyin Lin
Each year, iPhone Photography Awards announces a Grand Prize winner, as well as winners in 19 other categories, including Photographer of the Year, Abstract, Architecture, People, and Nature.
This year, Grand Prize Winner and Photographer of the Year Award went to Dimpy Bhalotia, who is a street photographer from the United Kingdom. To take this picture called Flying Boys, the photographer used an iPhone X.
Travel: First Place, 'Free From The Past', Varanasi, India By Kristian Cruz
Besides, this year's winners prove that in order to take an amazing photo, you don't even need to have the newest iPhone in your pocket. In fact, one winner scored a prize using an iPhone 4!
Architecture: Third Place, 'Calpe Sunrise', Calpe, Spain By Jiandong Wang
"This year marks the 13th Annual Awards with submissions from thousands of photographers from all over the globe. Dozens of winning photographs reflect powerful worldviews, from vast landscapes to a single tree, from city streets to remote desolation, from toil and hardship to a private moment in the sun," IPPAWADS team writes on their website.
Trees: Third Place, 'Solitude Beauty', Ewa Beach, Hawaii By Chuyang Baideme
Another cool thing about this competition is that people from all around the globe can participate in it. "Top-three winners in an additional 18 categories were awarded to photographers from almost every corner of the world, including Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States," reads the website.