Mind-blowing iPhone Photo Awards will make you ashamed of your Instagram

APPLE has revealed dozens of photos you won’t believe were taken on an iPhone.

The winners of the annual 2021 iPhone Photography Awards will give you serious Instagram envy.

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iPhone Photography Awards 2021Picture of the Year WINNER – Istvan Kerekes[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Picture of the Year 1 – Sharan Sherry[/caption]

This year marks the 14th awards event, showcasing photos taken using a range of different iPhone models.

And it just goes to show that even with a smartphone, you can still take professional-grade snaps that will make your pals jealous.

“The 14th Annual Awards recognise photographs taken over a remarkable year of grief and loneliness,” said an IPPA Awards spokesperson.

“But despite a global pandemic, the winning images all glimpse moments of beauty, hope and the endurance of the human spirit.”

The top prize went to photojournalist Istvan Kerekes, from Hungary.

His photo of two shepherds in a rugged industrial landscape, and carrying lambs, wowed judges.

But there were dozens of photos that won prizes in different categories.

It proves that today’s mobiles are equipped with seriously impressive cameras – though snappers were allowed to use mobile apps and add-on lenses to improve their shots.

Photos entered into the competition can’t be published anywhere other than your own social media, and compete in categories like animals, panoramas and nature.

Here are the remaining winners…

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Picture of the Year 2 – Dan Liu[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Picture of the Year 3 – Jeff Rayner[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Abstract 1 – Glenn Homann[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Abstract 2 – Bei Xiao[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Abstract 3 – Matteo Lava[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Animals 1 – Laila Bakker[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Animals 2 – Elizabeth Burns[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Animals 3 – Theresa Lee[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Architecture 1 – Yuexiang Wang[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Architecture 2 – Yayun Liu[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Architecture 3 – Tao He[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Children 1 – Dong Wei[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Children 2 – Iakovos Draculis[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Children 3 – Diego Moreno[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021City Life – Liz Huang[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021City Life 3 – Anne Ghory-Goodman[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021City Life 2 – Lisi Li[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Environment 1 – Einat Scteckler[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Environment 2 – Glenn Homann[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Environment 3 – Song Han[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Landscape 1 – Lizhi Wang[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Landscape 2 – Jialin Liu[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Landscape 3 – ShiTian Zhang[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Lifestyle 1 – Mahabub Hossain Khan[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Lifestyle 2 – Keith Brofsky[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Lifestyle 3 – Helbich Poschacher[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Nature – Christian Horgan[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Nature 2 – Mohan Wang[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Nature 3 – Marton Tordai[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Other 1 – Zerry Song[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Other 2 – Carlotta Consonni[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Other 3 – Pavlo Kyryliuk[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Panorama – Gabriele Rodriquez[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Panorama 2 – Matthew Lahtinen[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Panorama 3 – Andre Skagervik[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021People – Christian Horgan[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021People 2 – Shuo Li[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021People 3 – Alessandra Manzotti[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Portrait 1 – Krysten Crabtree[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Portrait 2 – Juliet Cope[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Portrait 3 – Quim Fabregas Elias[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 1 – Erin Brooks[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 1 – Erin Brooks[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 1 – Erin Brooks[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 2 – Dina Alfasi[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 2 – Dina Alfasi[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 2 – Dina Alfasi[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 3 – Haibao Tong[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 3 – Haibao Tong[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Series 3 – Haibao Tong[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Still Life 1 – Kunkun Liu[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Still Life 2 – Hexiang Zhou[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Still Life 3 – Yi Liao[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Sunset 1 – Claire Droppert[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Sunset 2 – Enhua Ni[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Sunset 3 – Danette Spriggs[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Travel 1 – Tatiana Merzlyakova[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Travel 2 – Dina Alfasi[/caption]

iPhone Photography Awards 2021Travel 3 – Talib Almarri[/caption]

iPhone photography tips

How to take better snaps today…

Use Depth Control on recent iPhone models to adjust background blur as much or as little as you want
Adjust exposure in the Camera app on any iPhone by tapping on the screen and swiping up or down to lighten or darken exposure
In Live Photos on iPhone you can change the Key Photo manually by opening Edit to select the preferred frame
In Settings/Camera turn on Grid to use the Grid to compose the shot by the rule of thirds – a guideline for composing visual images with key elements along the gridlines or intersections
You might be familiar with shooting a horizontal panorama with your iPhone but you can also shoot a vertical Pano. Start by holding your phone in landscape, select Pano in the Camera app, tap the arrow to make sure it’s at the bottom and slowly shoot moving upwards

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In other news, WhatsApp is working on a new feature to fix a huge security loophole in its encryption system.

Facebook allegedly fired over 50 employees who took advantage of their data access to spy on users and even read private messages.

And, if you have an iPhone that’s older than the iPhone X you’ll miss out on some of the new iOS 15 features.

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