2014 iPhone Photography Awards Winners Announced [Gallery]

Results of iPhone Photograph Awards were announced.

  • ALEXA SEIDL, Washington, DC United States, 1st Place – FoodALEXA SEIDL, Washington, DC United States, 1st Place – Food
  • BRANDON KIDWELL, Jacksonville, FL United States, 1st Place – LifestyleBRANDON KIDWELL, Jacksonville, FL United States, 1st Place – Lifestyle
  • EDWARD ADAMS, Pebworth, Warwickshire United Kingdom, 3rd Place – SunsetEDWARD ADAMS, Pebworth, Warwickshire United Kingdom, 3rd Place – Sunset
  • ELENA GRIMAILO, Moscow, Russia, 1st Place – LandscapeELENA GRIMAILO, Moscow, Russia, 1st Place – Landscape
  • YILANG PENG, Madison, WI United States, 1st Place – ArchitectureYILANG PENG, Madison, WI United States, 1st Place – Architecture
  • JOSE LUIS BARCIA FERNANDEZ, Madrid, Spain, 2nd Place – 2014 Photographer of the YearJOSE LUIS BARCIA FERNANDEZ, Madrid, Spain, 2nd Place – 2014 Photographer of the Year
  • JULIO LUCAS, Bradenton, FL United States, 1st Place – 2014 Photographer of the YearJULIO LUCAS, Bradenton, FL United States, 1st Place – 2014 Photographer of the Year
  • MELISA BARILLI, York, Ontario, Canada, 3rd Place – ChildrenMELISA BARILLI, York, Ontario, Canada, 3rd Place – Children
  • MICHAEL ONEAL, San Francisco, CA United States, 1st Place – AnimalsMICHAEL ONEAL, San Francisco, CA United States, 1st Place – Animals

Since 2007, the iPhone Photography Awards have gathered much popularity not only among Apple fans but also from many others. This year’s winners were recently announced, and they do deserve the award. 

Now in its seventh year, the IPPAWARDS receives thousands of picture from amateur and professional photographers from all over the wolrd who subit their images into any of seventeen categories like Animals, Architecture, Children, Sunsets, Travel and Trees.

All images have be taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad and cannot be changed or edited in Photoshop or any other desktop post processing program, however iPhone and iPad apps are allowed to be used.

Appropriately dubbed the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), the contest’s 2014 winners were announced a few day ago. The winning photos are rather spectacular across the board. 

The overall winning photo across every category, was shot by Julio Lucas of Bradenton, Florida who detailed a bit of his shooting philosophy: “I enjoy taken photos with my iPhone due its portability and ease of use while on the move.”

He went on, adding: “iPhone’s naturally tend to saturate colors in the captured image. Which depending on the enviromental lighting, the saturation of colors normally allows for a bold beautiful image. I generally try to stay away from using filters in my iPhone pictures. I want my photos to take on a more traditional form and grant the capture moment to tell the story rather then a manipulation of the moment by use of to many filters.”

Meanwhile, the Californian tech giant is seeking ways to enrinch it influence on variou markets. Thus, for example, last month the company announced its deal to buy popular headphones maker Beats Electronics and its related streaming music service, Beats Music, for $3 billion.

“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive. “That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”

Beats Electronics, the headphone and music streaming service co-founded by Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine said: “I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple. The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple’s unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple’s deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special.”

The Cupertino tech giant is purchasing Beats for $2.6 billion in cash plus another $400 million in equity, marking the company’s biggest-ever acquisition. It comes three weeks after the deal was first rumored, and the initial price was believed to be $3.2bn.

Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple as part of the deal, which will likely close by September, Apple said.

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