Why buy a professional camera capable of National Geographic-caliber pictures when you already have an iPhone? If you don’t believe that the dinky little machine in your pocket can produce eye-popping crazy beautiful images that get seared into your memory, we can now convince you. The 2013 iPhone Photography Awards have been announced, and the pictures will blow you away.
The big winner in the People category, Kim Hanskap, shot a picture of a woman with a shawl covering her face, her glowing blue eyes as resplendent as those in Steve McCurry’s classic shot “Afghan Girl.” In the Landscape category, Maegan Moore gives us a panorama of the countryside, the whole spectrum of colors represented. The Others category honored a simple but pleasant shot of a paper airplane against the sky.
Winners receive iPad minis, but let’s be honest: the real prize is bragging to friends with fancy cameras that you bested them with nothing more than a phone.