30 Stunning iPhone Macro and Close-Up Photos

The theme of this week’s iPhone photography contest was “close up” and any photos taken from a closer than usual distance could be submitted. As always, there were many really great submissions and some deserving photos had to be left out. Here are my favorites this week.

billenina

@billenina

3xmama

@3xmama

4ndrewmk

@4ndrewmk

atsash

@atsash

beelarga13

@beelarga13

bponissi

@bponissi

breadgeek

@breadgeek

ckristoffers

@ckristoffers

claymac811

@claymac811

djc600

@djc600

dontcme

@dontcme

emmathecat

@emmathecat

flockofpenguins

@flockofpenguins

gericentonze

@gericentonze

haileyduperron

@haileyduperron

heartistsmuse

@bponissi

janes3girls

@janes3girls

jsal17

@jsal17

katieonthehill

@katieonthehill

lithium42

@lithium42

manlok7

@manlok7

nancymonline

@nancymonline

petrina_mc

@petrina_mc

pidroshi

@pidroshi

suddensuns

@suddensuns

sullivja

@sullivja

szklanowski

@szklanowski

to_be

@to_be

vahid_behrouzian

@vahid_behrouzian

zukii

@zukii

In case you’re wondering how to take extremely close photos with the iPhone (like the insect photos above), you need to use a macro photography add-on lens.

Which one of these photos is your favorite? Please let everyone know in the comments.

The New Contest – Pixol Edition

This week we have a very special contest because the 30 winning photos will be featured in Pixol Instagram puzzle app. The author of each photo will get full credit inside the app, and people can like your photo and start following you on Instagram right inside the game.

There are just two guidelines that you need to follow this week:

  1. There should be no large uniform areas in the photo (such as large blue sky)
  2. The photos must be in square format

These guidelines are important so that your photos can be used inside the app. Otherwise feel free to submit your favorites so that you have the best chance of getting featured.

To participate tag your best iPhone photos using #IPSPixol hashtag on Instagram.

Your Instagram has to be public or I won’t see your photos. It’s OK to submit old photos as well as new ones, but please do not submit more than 10 photos. All photos must be shot and edited on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. I will not feature photos with watermarks.

The winners will be announced on this blog and on my Instagram on Sunday, February 2. The winners will also be included in a future update of Pixol photo puzzle app.

  • Nancy M.

    Thanks so much for choosing my photo! These are all so great. Neat perspectives.

  • Geoffrey Miles Mercado

    Congrats to the winners! The next contest sounds real interesting. I’m looking forward to what the participants have in store! 😉

    • I also hope to see some of their best work next week 🙂

  • 3xMama

    Great pics! Thank you so much, Emil. Looking forward to next week!

  • gericentonze

    The power of this instrument we call our “phone” still amazes me. I’m so happy to be alive at this time with this technology!

  • Some great photos here.

  • Jeffrey Simpson

    Thank you Emil for including my photo with all these other talented artists. I am honored.

  • John

    What will next weeks contest be