By John Toma updated on 07/25/2013
Top iPhoneography Pics of the Week showcases mobile photography talent submitted by iPhone Life readers. Each week, we feature three top submissions along with one honorable mention. We judge the images based on quality, composition, context, cleverness, and mood. All photos must be taken and edited with an iOS device and using only iOS apps.
To enter your own best iOS shots, please visit iphonelife.com/contest for submission details. Feel free to share how you created your image, and don't forget to give it a title and tell us which apps you used! You'll not only get the chance to have your photo featured online, but also of winning prizes from Olloclip, CanvasPop, and a spot in the next issue of iPhone Life magazine.
Also, make sure to read my articles for tips and tricks related to iPhoneography, and check back next week to see who gets featured in iPhone Life's Top iPhoneography Pics of the Week!
This week's submissions have been very interesting. I'm noticing a lot of travel images, which is fantastic. It's always great to see other cultures and places from your perspective—keep them coming. Here are a few things to consider if you are looking to submit an image soon:
1. Keep your shot steady, especially in low-light. Try to use a platform like the Mini Tripod and Spring Mount by SquareJellyfish. That has been a dependable and convenient platform for me;
2. Compose your shot. Place your subject somewhere other than the center. Ask yourself if the subject is in the most pleasing area of your photograph;
3. Consider your perspective. Will your composition look more pleasing from a low vantage point or from a high one?
4. Zoom in. Sometimes you may want to consider walking closer to your subject. If that's not possible, crop your shot for an impactful composition.
Now get out there and photograph!
1st Place Submission
"My Daughter Molly" by Chris Gaffney
2nd Place Submission
"Havana, Cuba" by Pat Riva
Pat Riva has done it again with this wonderful submission. You might recall he submitted "Tall Ship" and earned an honorable mention.
3rd Place Submission
"The Littlest Princess" by Geri Centonze
Geri said he shot this image with iPhone 4s and edited with Procamera ($4.99), Salvador Dali Camera ($0.99), Snapseed (free), Elasticam ($1.99), Glaze (free), Sketch Club ($2.99), Mozaikr ($0.99), Laminar Pro ($4.99), Light Camera (free). This image is proof that layers and cross-app editorial can produce a powerful and compelling image.
"Untitled" by Kody Joslen
"Niagara Falls" by Kurt VanDeMark
"Colca Canyon, Peru" by Dan Littauer