30 iPhone Photos Showing Extraordinary Light

Thanks for participating in our weekly iPhone photography contest. This week the contest theme was light, and about 350 photos showing extraordinary light, shadows and silhouettes were submitted. While it wasn’t easy to pick the winners, here are my favorites this week.

iPhone Photography Light 8

@dinalf

iPhone Photography Light 30

@woldberg

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@tom3cki

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@sunflowerof21

iPhone Photography Light 27

@schemaobscura

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@PaulMoore

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@parakuda

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@ninabjensen98

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@myby_one

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@ms_december

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@lukejc1

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@luis_castro20

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@jvk2

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@joshuapcowie

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@jerzyjachym

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@jdishman

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@Jahsharn

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@goharadziszewska

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@Gal0611

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@fmcginley8

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@esperluette

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@ellie_wells

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@DonScott

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@dinalf

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@dennismcg1

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@carlon_r

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@caracat

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@atsash

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@agustinberger

iPhone Photography Light 1

@adam__o

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

How to Enter the Next Photo Contest

People often ask me what separates good photos from really great ones, and while there’s no easy answer to that question, many of the most powerful photos convey strong emotions.

That’s why the new contest theme is emotions, and you can submit any photos that convey or show emotions.

To participate, simply tag your photos using IPSEmotions tag on EyeEm. You can tag photos in the description field when you upload them, or when you edit the description of a photo that has already been uploaded (tap the three dots icon to edit a photo).

All photos must be shot and edited on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Please upload photos to EyeEm in full resolution and without any watermarks to make sure I can feature them on the website. Please do not submit more than 10 photos each week.

The submission deadline is Sunday, June 1.

  • goh.

    thanks for featuring my photo! congrats to other winners!
    BTW this week theme seems even more challenging than IPSnoFilter!
    Even though it is sometimes hard to interpret emotions, you always know
    when a photo conveys such!

    • It’s not supposed to be easy, but challenging in a creative way 🙂

  • Thanks for picking my photo. An interesting contrast with @luis_castro20’s trees above.

    • Right – and they just happen to be next to each other alphabetically 🙂

  • Beautiful lighting on all! Well done

  • Thanks for featuring my photo! congrats everyone ^^

    • Thanks for participating, I hope to see you participate again this week!

  • Congratulation to all who were featured! There are some fantastic photos in this bunch. And thanks for featuring my image!

    • Thanks for participating Luke! This week was once again incredible 🙂

  • Esperluette / Letter 27

    Beautiful photos all. Thanks!

  • Roman Ivanov

    Fantastic photo by @PaulMoore!!

    • Paul always surprises me, I can’t wait to share an interview with him 🙂

    • Paul Moore

      Thanks very much. Another wonderful selection. I’m just glad to be included.

  • Agueda

    Great selection. Congratulations to everyone

  • Joey

    Such wonderful photos, especially the very first one. I am curious how dinalf was able to get such smooth rich shadows and without any digital noise using just an iphone!

    • The exposure was probably locked on the highlights or even somewhere else to keep the photo dark, and the processing was probably done in VSCO. That’s my guess 🙂

    • Joey

      That sounds like a very good guess! I’m gonna have to give that a try sometime. I’m new to iPhone photography and I must say this website is a blessing! Thank you for all of the wonderful articles and info, Emil!

  • joe

    how exactly do i post my submissions for the contest? On Instagram?