Top iPhoneography Pics of the Week

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 for submission details. Feel free to share how you created your image, and don't forget to give it a title! You'll not only get the chance to have your photo featured online, but also of winning prizes from OlloclipCanvasPop, and a spot in the next issue of iPhone Life magazine. 

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This week we are doing something a little different. I received so many excellent submissions that I thought it would be best to list all of the top pics in their respective categories while still recognizing the top three submissions and the honorable mention. So, here they are!

1st Place Submission: 

"Not your typical web" by Armineh Hovanesian 

Category: Things

Armineh used the iPhone 4 to capture this wonderful composition of a net. "I'm a mobile photographer and my weapon is an iPhone 4. For this picture, I used the app, Instant110 ($1.99)," Armineh explains. Well done!


2nd Place Submission: 

"Untitled" by A. Guerrero 

Category: Landscape

3rd Place Submission: 

"Mt. St. Helens from the Johnston Ridge Observatory" by Brady Nelson

Category: Pano, Landscape

Nelson used his iPhone 5 on iOS 7 beta 1 and used Snapseed to put the finishing touches on the image.

Honorable Mention: 

"Viva La Fiesta" by Chuck Cohen  

Category: People

"This picture was taken two summers ago at the Viva La Fiesta celebration in Santa Barbara, CA. This mother and son were watching the equine parade from the sea wall. No editing was done. I chose to not use a camera setting that included any definition of the sky. I wanted the two people to stand out."

Photographing people in candid situations is not easy to do, so well done Chuck!


Shout Out to Submissions Worthy of Recognition (in no particular order)

"Grandmother" by Kaegi Greene

Category: People

"Untitled" by Michael Zoril

Category: Landscape, Nature, Places

"Untitled" by Shannon McDowell

Category: Landscape, Nature, Places

"Portland Oregon" by Janet Swartz

Category: Landscape, Nature, Places

"Untitled" by Ed Bulkley

Category: Landscape, Nature, Places

"Untitled" by Jeff Graham

Category: Landscape, Places

Jeff mentioned he used the app, Dramatic Black & White ($0.99) to take this picture.

"Uluwatu Temple, Bali" by Ramon Antonio Medina

Category: Landscape, Nature, Places

"One Rainy Morning" by Jimmy Lucena

Category: Nature

"Untitled" by Steve Overton

Category: Landscape, Nature, Places

"Untitled" by Lindsay Schroeder

Category: Animals, Wildlife, Pets

"Flying lessons for cranes" by Willie Farris

Category: Animals, Wildlife, Pets

"Untitled" by Arthur Katz

Category: Animals, Wildlife, Pets

"Untitled" by Scott Taylor

Category: Panoramic

Thank you all for submitting your images. Don't forget to check our Facebook page and vote for your favorites! See you next week!

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John Toma is a professional commercial photographer, writer, and public speaker residing in San Diego, Calif. John covers events for the press and contracts with various agencies. He is an accomplished iPhoneographer and has appeared on television to speak about the field of photography/phoneography. Check out his website at <a href=""></a>. Follow John on Instagram <a href="">@jt25</a>.