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15 Best Photos From 2015 iPhone Photography Awards Winners

15 Best Photos From 2015 iPhone Photography Awards Winners

In the mood to see something beautiful and get inspired? Below there is a selection of the contest winning photos from the iPhone Photography Awards 2015.

After receiving thousands of diverse, compelling, and often surprising photos submitted by photography enthusiasts from over 120 countries the jury had a really tough job to select the best shots! According to the experts: “this year’s entries were especially impressive ranging from intimate, thought-provoking moments to stunning, captivating imagery”.

See the awarded photos and explore the most inspiring captures from the latest edition.

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    Michał Koralewski (Koziegłowy, Poland) was voted Photographer of the Year. Koralewski’s advice to the photography enthusiasts was to pick up inspiration everywhere. The winning picture was taken when he walked through the Warsaw’s Old Town and noticed a musician playing a traditional Polish song. Amazed by the beauty of the old musician’s face, Koralewski knew that he had to take a shot.

    He explains: “His face was the first thing I noticed, so expressive and beautiful in its own way. It was like an open book. You could almost read his life story from the wrinkles.”

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      David Craik (Surrey, United Kingdom) was awarded with 2nd Place Photographer of the Year. Even though city birds as a subject of a picture may seem ordinary, Craik managed to capture the magic in the usual situations and make the shot wonderfully unique. Mindfully open our eyes and let the present moment impress you fully with its beauty!

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        Yvonne Lu (New York, United States) who was awarded with 3rd Place as a Photographer. When Lu traveled in a train to her hometown New York City, she noticed a hugging couple in the romantic, old style scenery.

        She explains that she was stunned by them; “the couple looks like they don’t need anything else in the world” – said Lu.

        Her fairly tale like picture reminds us about the importance of appreciating the whole journey, not only the destination.

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          Christian Frank (Stuttgart, Germany), with his unique capture of a modern library won 1st Place in the category Architecture. The combination of squares and stripes which altogether shapes into a building is enhanced by a special angle where the author placed his camera. An interesting concept of a photographer photographing another photographer makes the picture even more unique.The picture encourages us to observe our everyday reality from the different perspectives.

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            Fabio Alvarez (Pichincha, Ecuador) winner of 1st Place in the category Life Style. The photographer wonderfully captured people on the Copa Cabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. People peacefully walk and do sports, enjoying the sunset light and the natural scenery. The picture reminds us about how beautiful and harmonious the connection between us humans and nature is. We are not in nature, we are nature!

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              Ben Schuyler (Seattle, WA United States) winner of 1st Place in the category Abstract. The author captured a thought-provoking moment in a stunning surroundings. We can almost feel the soothing calmness and peace just by looking at this shot.

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                Aung Pyae So (Calgary, Canada) awarded with the  2nd Place in the category Children pictured two young Buddhist monks focused on the light from their candles. Trough the holes in the wall day light is coming to the room and beautifully enhances the calm atmosphere created by the young monks. A true peace of mind can be achieved only in a silence and with focus.

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                  Can loneliness be better shown than on this photo, by Ruairidh McGlynn (Edinburgh, United Kingdom), who won 1st Place in the category Trees? The loneliness is presented here as a virtue. The lonely tree is so beautifully struggling to resist the impact of the wind. Even alone, and bent by the overwhelming wind it’s still growing there, looking astonishing with its strength and vulnerability at the same time.

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                    A picture by Cocu Liu was honorable mentioned in the category Animals. It shows a bunch of monkeys fascinated by the approaching boat. The photographer managed to capture a scenery almost taken from the evolutionary part of Kubrick’s ‘Space Odyssey’. All the species on our planet co-exist with each other, creating their unique worlds, which are intriguing and fascinating to one another.

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                      Jeremy Kern (Washington, DC United States) who won 1st Place  in the category Children shows curiosity of children who look through the whole to see what’s on the other side. Curiosity is a quality worth to be kept throughout the whole life. It’s all about seizing the pleasures that new experiences offer to us, and finding a meaning even in the experiences which are familiar to us.

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                        Seshukumar Sareday, (San Jose, CA, United States) honorably mentioned in the category Travel shows the beauty of the simple and ordinary life. The traditional way of living, when the day starts and finishes with the sunlight, and the chain between getting food and consuming is simplified, is something we almost don’t experience anymore. The photographer managed to show the calmness of traditional Asian fishermen, who used their own hands and simple boats to catch the fish, exactly like their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Isn’t it wonderful?

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                          The girl presented by Daniele Colombera (Los Angeles, CA United States), the winner of the 1st Place in the category Portrait, looks simply stunning. The picture shows a correlation between nature in a sense of vegetation and a human being. The natural beauty of a girl, her wild blond locks and the wilderness of the plants create a beautiful combination.

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                            Yeankai Lau (Johor, Malaysia), awarded with 3rd Place in the category of Food, raised a squid to the level of art. An animal sank in the flour, presented on the black background looks like a modern art masterpiece. The picture reminds that the food we eat, especially the one which requires a scarifying animal to satisfy our taste, deserves to be treated as something sacrum.

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                              Amy Paterson, (Cape Town, South Africa) awarded with 1st Place in the category Flowers. The anxious forms of the flowers and the intriguing set of colours (shiny reds, black and greys) give a mysterious, even apocalyptic feeling. Her capture of flowers is so different from the regular, peaceful flowery pictures.

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                                The photography by Dorit Kerlekin (Dortmund, Germany) was awarded in the 2nd Place in the category Flowers. The flower looks like it was burned, which reminds us of the fragility of nature.

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                                30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                                30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                                Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

                                That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

                                 1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.

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                                  Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

                                  2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.

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                                    If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

                                    3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

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                                      It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

                                      4. Corn chips for kindling!

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                                        Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!

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                                        5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.

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                                          Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

                                          6. Use compact, microfibre towels!

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                                            These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

                                            7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.

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                                              You never know when you might need some.

                                              8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.

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                                                Get all the info you need here.

                                                9. Sangria!

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                                                  We know what’s really important. How to here!

                                                  10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.

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                                                    By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!

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                                                    11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.

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                                                      Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                                                      12. DIY shower.

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                                                        All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                                                        13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.

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                                                          Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                                                          14. Make s’moreos easily.

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                                                            15. MarshJell-o shots.

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                                                              Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                                              16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 
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                                                                Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                                                17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.

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                                                                  It’s that easy!

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                                                                  18. Grits repel ants.

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                                                                    Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                                                    19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.

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                                                                      20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.

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                                                                        That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                                                        21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.

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                                                                          For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                                                          22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.

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                                                                            You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                                                            23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.

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                                                                              Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                                              24. Use a stick to secure your tent.

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                                                                                By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.

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                                                                                25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.

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                                                                                  26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                                                    Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                                                    27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                                                      That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                                                      28. Keep your toiletries handy.

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                                                                                        Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                                                        29. Compact, unbreakable cups!

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                                                                                          Get them while you can!

                                                                                          30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.

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                                                                                            With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

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