2016 iPhone Photography Award Winners Prove Again Amazing Photos Can Be Taken Without Expensive Camera

2016 iPhone Photography Award Winners Prove Again Amazing Photos Can Be Taken Without Expensive Camera

Think that you need a fancy camera to take a good picture? EHHH WRONG! Turns out an iPhone is enough to shock people with your sick photography skills, and the winners from the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) can prove so.

Just recently, the 9th Annual IPPAWARDS ended, and the winners have been announced. From simple landscape photos to photos of adorable animals – all of them are absolutely amazing. Take a look for yourselves below.

If you enjoyed this article and would like to see more great photos taken with an iPhone, check out the winners of the 2014 IPPAWARDS.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/best-iphone-photography-awards-winners-2016/

Boat on Loch Creran image wins Jolomo photography award – BBC News

Image copyright Hugh Nicol
Image caption The winning photograph by Hugh Nicol

A photograph of a fishing boat as it navigated an Argyll loch has won first prize in a new Scottish landscape photography competition.

Hugh Nicol, from Appin, took the image called The Audrey, Loch Creran, while on an evening cycle ride.

The picture won the Jolomo Colours of Scotland Photography Competition, which was launched last year by Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison.

The runners-up photographs included images taken in the Western Isles.

Mairead Maclennan, from North Uist, was a runner-up with her picture Old School, Loch Portain, North Uist.

Image copyright Mairead Maclennan
Image caption Mairead Maclennan’s photograph was taken on North Uist

The other runners-up were Susanne Wilson, of East Kilbride, for Luskentyre Beach, Harris and Raymond Hosie, from Campbeltown for The Gauldrons, Machrihanish.

Mr Nicol, an estates manager in Argyll, said: “I have no professional photography experience, I’m not even an amateur, but I do like to carry a camera when I can and will take a snap when I have the time.”

“The photograph was taken one beautiful, very still, autumn evening when I was out cycling around Loch Creran from my home at Portnacroish in Appin.

“I knew it was going to be a good night for photographs so took my camera with me. When you have somewhere as beautiful as Appin to work with, taking the picture was easy.”

Image copyright Susanne Wilson
Image caption Susanne Wilson’s picture of Luskentyre Beach on Harris

Lowrie Morrison, who is known as Jolomo, said: “The entries were superb, making it difficult to judge.

“Hugh’s picture is beautiful and stood out from the beginning. It shows the colours of Scotland extremely well.

“In fact, the whole image expresses a real feel of Scotland and a lovely feeling of movement. I love the way he has expressed the landscape through reflection. He has captured a moment in time.”

Image copyright Raymond Hosie
Image caption Raymond Hosie’s image of Machrihanish in Argyll

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36922524

4-Year-Old With Autism Reveals How He Sees The World With Beautiful Photography

4-Year-Old With Autism Reveals How He Sees The World With Beautiful Photography

Giving people a creative outlet allows them to express their point of view in a way they may not be able to with words alone.

Art helps people emote, heal, and seek happiness in their own unique way, while producing something that they find beautiful.

One of the most expressive artistic mediums is photography. Through portraits, abstract images, or Photoshopped creations, photographers can let their audiences in on the world through their eyes.

They can also create entirely new, fantastical worlds like what this photographer did for these kids with cancer.

It can also help people understand the perspectives of individuals on the autismspectrum a little more clearly.

This was the case for Lauren Casper, who let her sonMareto shoot his very own photos with her camera.

What he captured is acollection of shots that depict his creativity, his aesthetic, and the people that he loves.

Check below to see Mareto’s amazing photos.

[H/T: The Mighty]

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“Im so thankful I decided early on in my childrens lives to say yes whenever possible,” explains mother and photographer Lauren Casper on The Mighty.

One of the many things she has said “yes” to isgiving her 4-year-old sonMareto the chance to snap pictures with her camera.

Having been diagnosed with autism,Mareto’s photos offer a little bit of life from his perspective.

“I love seeing what he thinks is important, interesting, valuable and worthy of a picture,” says Casper.

The photos are a fun glimpse into hisfamily members’ lives as well as the mind ofMareto, who creates his own interesting compositionsand subject matter like his photo-savvy mother.

His parents and siblings are frequently subjects in the shots, though many times they are caught candidly.

Being a big fan of trains and trucks, he captures his favorite hobbies and toys at dynamic angles.

In fact, he seems to be a fan of anything with wheels!

He enjoys theceiling fan, which he watches spin around and around while it’s turned on.

The colorfulcrepe paper dances around with the spinning air, making a cool,whimsical spectacle.

And the bright colors on the television are an obvious draw.

He even explores photographic subjects that are all the way down on the floor and hard to see or appreciate.

Some of the them even incorporate light to create images that mirror those of photographers far more experienced than he is.

Since allowing him to snap around with her DSLR, Casper has loved emptying out her camera’s contents onto the computer to see what surprise images await.

“Every time I dump the photos from my camera to my computer I enjoy going through to find his little treasures,”she explains.

She lets him capture images in the car, like this one with the light bouncing around the windows.

And his little sister in her car seat!

His attention to light and color in the rug comes out in this cool shot.

And, like mostphotographers, he even sneaks in a self portrait, cleverly concealed with the camera’s flash.

The photos offer an exceptional perspective and displayhis eye for interesting subjects, loved ones, and beauty in unexpected places.

Giving someone the chance to express their point of view to the world often yields the most profound and interesting products, as Casper has shown by simply saying “yes.”

If youlove the way children view our world, be sure to SHARE these lovely photos on Facebook!

Read more: http://www.littlethings.com/4-year-old-with-autism-uses-camera/