iPhone photography competition lures in the pros

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(June 19, 2015) – A new wave of photographers has changed the game of traditional photography by getting rid of their cameras entirely. Instead, they are turning to their iPhones.

On Monday, the winners of the eighth annual iPhone Photography Awards were announced. The informal global contest is known for attracted amateur photographers, but this year, some pros also got involved.

In fact, two out of the three winners this year were professionals.

“The quality of the entries are getting increasingly better,” said Kenan Aktulun, the contest’s founder. “[I’m] not sure if iPhone users are getting better or more professional photographers are adapting iPhone. Probably both.”

A jury chose the winners from iPhone photos submitted from more than 80 countries around the world.

This is the eighth time these awards have been given, and categories range from animals and abstract to food and news events. Each category chooses a winner, and three overall winners are also chosen.

If you think your iPhone photos can compete, the IPP Awards are already accepting new submisisons for their 2016 awards. In order to qualify, the photo must be taken on an iPad, iPod or iPhone and can be edited in an iPhone app — and it can’t undergo any desktop processing.

All winning pictures are featured on IPPA’s website.

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