Monday, 16 June 2014

iPhone Photography Awards honours UK winners

“If used judiciously, genuinely beautiful and meaningful moments can be

captured on the streets with an iPhone that would otherwise be lost in front

of the lens of an imposing DSLR camera or similar,” he says. “An

iPhone’s focal length forces the photographer to get in close and minutely

observe and be a part of the scene that he or she is hoping to depict and


Gerard Collett’s photograph won first place in the News/Events IPPA


The intimacy and immediacy of being able to capture photos quickly on a phone

is something Ms Pitts also values.

“Like most photographers, I’m always framing up shots in my head whenever

I’m out and about,” she says. “The heaviness of my pro kit though

means I don’t always carry the gear with me everywhere I go.

“But my iPhone is always on me, so it’s what I tend to shoot with on a

day to day basis, when I’m out and about and living life. It’s a nice way to

be able to document the places I go and the things I see, and it’s


Photographer Adrienne Pitts lives and works in London

Ms Pitts tends to shoot pictures during the natural course of her day before

sitting down to look through them at the end of the day. A self-confessed

geek, she has an album of images waiting to be retouched and edited at any

one time, before the best are posted to her Instagram.

Apps including VSCO cam, Snapseed and SKRWT are regularly used during her

editing process, though she still believes the greatest photographs are

taken with the aid of something a bit more natural.

“Light. Light is everything,” she says. “Picking your time of

day to shoot in, or playing with the light you have is a great way to make

sure you are creating compelling images. If you’re out in the harsh midday

sun, play with those shadows. And if you want that soft golden glow, the

golden hour before sunset is going to be your friend.

“Like most photographers, golden hour is definitely my favourite. That

gentle glowing light just before sunset is flattering for portraits, makes

landscapes glow, and is just a generally beautiful time to be out in the


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