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iPhone Photography Awards Announced, Volume 4: Panorama and Nature

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Above: short video introducing our iphone photography awards series

In this, the Fourth Article in a Series Featuring all the Winners, See Photos of the Top Three Awards for the Categories: Panorama and Nature

A panorama shot on an iPhone is a special software assisted technique where the camera lens is literally swept across the scene to be photographed. It takes a special eye and a steady hand. The rest is software magic. This episode shows the skills of panorama shooters as well as nature photographers extraordinaire.

Naturally, unbelievable photos can happen anywhere, anytime, which is the beauty of having a camera that is always with you. Don’t overlook the “honorable mentions” either. The two mosaic galleries below show how high the competitive artistry was and how difficult it must have been to choose.

Established in 2007, IPPAWARDS have featured the worlds best iPhone photographers and photos since the iPhone’s inception. The deadline to enter the next years program is March 2020, so, use these great images as inspiration to take your best shot. Who knows, it might be you taking the Grand Prize in 2020!

First Place Winner, Panorama : Vincent Chen

First place Panorama photo shot in Senja Island, Norway, on an iPhone X by Vincent Chen – IPPAWARDS
Photo of Vincent Chen – IPPAWARDS

”I currently work for a metal company in Zambia, Africa. I like travelling around the world and taking photos with my phones. Surrounded by nature, landscapes became my first subject matter, and have stayed with me ever since.”

”Segla Mountain is a very identifiable mountain on the northern part of Senja Island. From Segla’s top I saw the amazing landscape of a narrow mountainous peninsula surrounded by two spectacular fjords. They looked really beautiful at sunrise.”

Second Place, Panorama : Garrine Tsang

 Second place Panorama photo shot in Monument Valley, Arizona, , on an iPhone 6S by Garrine Tsang – IPPAWARDS
Photo of Garrine Tsang – IPPAWARDS

”Garrine Tsang was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada in 1998. She started and fell in love with wildlife and nature photography in 2013. Garrine is an active member of the National Geographic YourShot community and a photo club member of Canadian Geographic. iPhone is a great companion to her during outdoor shooting due to its portability and versatility.”

”View from Artist’s Point in Monument Valley, where the ground falls away steeply and the flat land stretches ahead for many miles, punctuated by the peaks of buttes, mesas and pinnacles in distance.”

Mosaic Gallery, Honorable Mentions: Panorama

Third Place, Panorama : Jessica Notelo

Third place Panorama photo shot in Matera, Italy, on an iPhone 7 Plus by Jessica Notelo – IPPAWARDS
Photo of Jessica Notelo – IPPAWARDS

”Jessica Notelo is a Cape Town born photographer who has experience in the commercial, fashion, automobile, and wedding industries. Although weddings are currently Jessica’s main focus, she has always been a lover of travel photography and loves spending time wandering new places taking snaps with her iPhone.”

”Walking the streets of this magical city, it’s so difficult to actually capture the spirit of the town. There are corners of quiet solitude where you find hidden gems such as an abandoned 1000 year old cave abode, and there are bustling streets in the city centre with scooters buzzing by on business, and the fresh smell of Italian coffee.”

First Place, Nature : Huei Jiuan Wang

First place Nature photo shot in Iceland, on an iPhone 6 by Huei Jiuan Wang – IPPAWARDS
Photo of Huei Jiuan Wang – IPPAWARDS

”I’m an architecture professional and an amateur photographer based in Amsterdam. I move among different countries every several years as a nomad.”

”It was dark, humid and quiet inside the ice cave. I was climbing up step by step toward the light. The moment brought me to the scene as a newborn inside the womb of nature, ready to embrace the outside world.”

Second Place, Nature : Xiao Lin

Second place Nature photo shot in Kaski, Nepal, on an iPhone X by Xiao Lin – IPPAWARDS
Photo of Xiao Lin – IPPAWARDS

”I am a programmer, and work in a company who develops educational apps for kids in Ningbo, China. I love taking pictures with my iPhone. My wife encouraged me to send those photos to your website after she saw them, I love my wife!”

”The picture is of Annapurna mountain in the Himalayans where I was walking the ABC trail. The view was so amazing, I will never forget it.”

Mosaic Gallery, Honorable Mentions: Nature

Third Place, Nature : Yingya Liu

Third place Nature photo shot of the China Sea on an iPhone 6S by Yingya Liu – IPPAWARDS

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