Apple highlights the best photos taken on iPhone around the world
iPhone photographers worldwide shared their best photos to Shot on iPhone Challenge capture remarkable moments with the world's most popular camera. The 10 selected winners will be shown on billboards in selected cities, in Apple stores and online. The winning shots come from a variety of models, from the iPhone X S Max to the iPhone 7, showing the quality of cameras across the line.
The top 10 winners came from countries like Singapore, Germany, Belarus, Israel and the United States, highlighting the global community of iPhone photographers who attended. These images capture colorful city landscapes, curious animals, creative reflections, the ordinary and more.
Our international panel of judges ̵
Shot on iPhone Challenge – Winners
Alex Jiang (USA), iPhone X S Max
Chen Man says: "This is a picture filled with beautiful color and sense of history in the composition. Zooms in you can See details for each family and their unique touch. The basket is located in the middle of the picture, adding more stories behind the picture. "
Annet de Graaf says: "The story in architecture. It is actually the life behind the surface of an average apartment complex in an unknown city. Vivid colors and a perfect composition with the basketball table in the middle! Great eye."
Blake Marvin (USA), iPhone X S Max
Austin Mann says: "This picture took a lot of patience and great timing … with the iPhone's zero shutter layer and Smart HDR, we can see both the raccoon's eyes and the deep shadows of the log … something that had previously been almost impossible with natural light. "
Phil Schiller says: " The stolen gaze between this raccoon / thief and photographer is invaluable, we can Imagine it says "if you go away slowly, no one needs to be hurt." A fine use of black and white, focus on raccoons and the inside of the cave log gives an organic movement frozen in time. "
Darren Soh (Singapore ), iPhone X S Max
Phil Schiller says: "A reflection that looks like a painting, two worlds have collided. You are forced to think about where and how this image was taken, the bird flying in the corner gives the only sign of life in an otherwise surreal composition. "
Chen Man says: "Distortion and reflection at a strange angle – this image creates a wonderful feeling."
Nikita Yarosh (Belarus), iPhone 7
Austin Mann says: "I love how easy this picture is: You don't have to travel to Iceland to catch something beautiful, it's right under your nose. The way the lines cross, the vibrant color, the feeling of old and new … this is just a great picture. "
Luísa Dörr says: " I like the simplicity of this image, the composition, the light, the details, everything looks Then you see a little line that looks wrong and makes me think what happened, where is this place, who was there For me, a good picture is not just one who is strong or beautiful, but gets you to think about it – and keep thinking. "
Your Alfasi (Israel), iPhone X
Sebastien Marineau-Mes says: " Love how the heart-shaped water damn the subject captures a glimpse of the world as the subject hurries past. "
Brooks Kraft says: "A unique perspective and a new touch on the popular motif to shoot reflections. I like the subject is clear, but you are not quite sure how the picture was taken. a heart, with fine symmetry of the motif. The depth of field the iPhone has in normal mode made this picture possible, a DSLR would have had a difficult time keeping everything in focus. "
Elizabeth Scarrott (USA), iPhone 8 Plus  Brooks Kraft says: ] "A portrait that captures the wonders of childhood in a beautiful setting. Great composition that shows both the personality of the child and the experience in the surroundings."
Pete Souza says: "Nice portrait and use of background to give context. The position of the child's face is in an optimal place – feed her up so the background right behind her is clean and not distracting. The setting is familiar – I've probably stood in this exact place. But the picture isn't like something I've seen from this place. "
Andrew Griswold (USA), iPhone X S
Jon McCormack says: "This picture is very well thought through and executed. The background pattern holds the picture together, and the repeated minor versions of that pattern in the water droplets give much visual interest. The creative use of depth of field here is excellent."
Sebastien Marineau-Mes says: "Very unique composition and color palette, plays to the strength of the iPhone X S What I find most interesting is the background pattern, uniquely enlarged and distorted in each and every water droplet. I am attracted to studying and trying to explain what this pattern is. "
Bernard Antolin (USA), iPhone X S Max
Kaiann Drance says: " Looks like a simple scene, but a good choice to use black and white to raise it with a different mood. Helps bring out the dramatic contrast in the clouds and the surrounding landscape. "
LieAdi Darmawan (USA), iPhone X S
Luísa Dörr says: "I feel that this landscape was treated like an old portrait. The structure of the mountains evokes an old wrinkled face. Portraits and landscapes are the oldest way of creative representation of humans. There is something about what belongs to the realm of the subconscious mind, and this is essentially what appeals to me to this image; the part I cannot explain. "
Robert Glaser ( Germany), iPhone 7
Kaiann Drance says: "Beautiful dynamic range. There is detail throughout the image on the oath, trees and clouds. Beautiful deep sky and comfortable color overall."
iPhone offers tools to Help everyone take great photos with state-of-the-art cameras that offer advanced photography techniques. Innovations like Smart HDR create images with multiple highlights and shadow details. Depth control allows users to adjust depth of field both in real time preview and succeed, 1 and advanced depth segmentation in portrait mode allows sophisticated professional bokeh portraits using the A12 Bionic chip and its next generation Neural Engine.
1 Smart HDR and Depth Control are available on iPhone X S iPhone X S Max and iPhone X R .
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