2014 June

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Best iPhonography in the World: 2014 iPhone Photography Awards Winners Announced

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The longest running and oldest iPhone photography competition, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), announced its 2014 winners yesterday. For those still not convinced that the iPhone can be used to make beautiful images, be forewarned: your room for that excuse is dangerously thin. Get out there and create some great images – after you check out these photographers and their fantastic iPhone art.

You can view all the images below or also on theIPPA website or see winning photographers’ profiles here, as well.

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Best iPhonography in the World: 2014 iPhone Photography Awards Winners Announced

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The longest running and oldest iPhone photography competition, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), announced its 2014 winners yesterday. For those still not convinced that the iPhone can be used to make beautiful images, be forewarned: your room for that excuse is dangerously thin. Get out there and create some great images – after you check out these photographers and their fantastic iPhone art.

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Lakewood Ranch artist/adventurer wins iPhone Photography Contest

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Where to start with Julio Lucas? He’s a 32-year-old illustrator, web designer, photographer, athlete and Ringling School of Art and Design graduate who won first place in the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards. He’s an adventurer who loves climbing, flying and the outdoors. Julio once worked as a whitewater rafting guide as a teenager and had a near death experience when he ran out of air while on a scuba-diving trip two years ago. 
“There was a moment … within that moment, where you become really calm and focused,” Lucas says. “It’s a really strange feeling.” The best part is these stories are only the beginning.

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Meet Your Neighbor

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Written by Ken Haggerty | 19 June 2014

A remarkable combination of humility and a passion for constant change is what fuels Julio Lucas’ life. Despite being awarded “Photographer of the Year” at the prestigious 2014 iPhone Photography Award (IPPAwards), Lucas, who originally hails from Puerto Rico and now lives in Lakewood Ranch, refuses to rest on his laurels.

“At first I didn’t realize how important the competition is to so many people,” he says, “but after seeing all the pictures that were submitted, I soon realized I had been part of a wonderfully talented, creative event.”

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PHOTOS: Winners of the iPhone Photography Awards 2014

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elieve it or not, all these stunning photographs were taken using a smartphone. Metro presents the best images from this year’s iPhone Photography Awards, a global contest for pictures taken only with iPhones.

This year’s winning entries were submitted by 54 photographers from 17 countries.

1. Photographer of the Year

Patagonian glacier is the winner

Julio Lucas Bradenton, FL United States1st Place – 2014 Photographer of the Year at the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards.Photo credit: Julio Lucas/IPPA

“We had to walk about six hours on ice in full trekking gear,” says photographer Julio Lucas from Florida.

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We are never anywhere without our smartphones. Even when we drop them in the toilet, the urge to grab for them is still there. Sometimes they’re simply a distraction from the world around us, and other times they can capture something truly inspirational to bring us back to those moments time and time again. The iPhone Photography Awards™ (IPPAWARDS), which receives thousands of entries from photographers worldwide–all of which are taken with an iPhone–recently announced the winners of their 7th Annual Contest.

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Wall Street Journal Spreecast

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Looking for some tips on how to take better photos with your mobile device? Wall Street Journal has asked me to participate in a live public video chat with it’s readers across the U.S.A. today at 11:30 a.m. I will be sharing tips and tricks that will make sure you capture those magical moments, incredible landscapes and stunning sunsets your after.

http://www.spreecast.com/events/how-to-be-a-better-iphone-photographer

The winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

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iPhone Photography Awards™ (IPPAWARDS) announced the winners of the 7th Annual Contest in the Photographers of the Year and following seventeen categories: Animals, Architecture, Children, Flowers, Food, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Others, People, Seasons, Still Life, Sunset, Travel and Trees.

This year’s winning entries submitted by iPhone photographers from 54 iPhone photographers of following 17 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.

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The iPhone Photography Awards: More Than Selfies

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You knew it was coming: The iPhone Photography Awards. Yes, they’re real and, surprisingly, the contest just awarded its seventh round of honors for cell phone snaps and trust us, these photos are way more than your average selfie.

Julio Lucas of Florida was named Photographer of the Year for a photo taken on a glacier in the Argentine Patagonia.

“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,” Lucas said. “I’m just a simple guy who is passionate about art, design and iPhone photography but most importantly likes to stay on the move… Enough said its time to go a new adventure awaits!”

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