30 Great Examples of Monochromatic iPhone Photography

Thank you all for participating in our iPhone photography contest. This week the contest theme was monochromatic (not grayscale) photos, and there were about 300 great submissions. As always, it was very hard to select the winners and many deserving photos had to be left out. With that said, here are my personal favorites this week.

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 27

@julie25

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 01

@korshungt

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 02

@markiisi

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 03

@leroytan89

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 04

@jgabrielrodriguez

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 05

@ifoton

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 06

@ifoton

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 07

@dethvs

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 08

@dethvs

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 09

@kalynyeley

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 10

@jasononeil

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 11

@ofaninspiration

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 12

@brunoandraderj

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 13

@brunoandraderj

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 14

@brunoandraderj

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 15

@mrgrambo

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 16

@julie25

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 17

@iphoneographer087

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 18

@omermert

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 19

@eraddatz

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 20

@goldenberg1990

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 21

@iphoneographer087

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 22

@camera3100

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 23

@camera3100

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 24

@veevs

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 25

@kaiotte

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 26

@steelcityry

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 28

@blacksmithpat

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 29

@blacksmithpat

iPhone Monochromatic Photo 30

@gericentonze

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The New Contest

The new contest theme is sun and the new contest tag is #IPSSun.

While sunset photos would fit this theme perfectly, feel free to interpret this topic as broadly as you wish. In general, any photo in which you can see the sun (or the effects of the sun) will be appropriate for this week’s contest. If you want some advice on how to shoot stunning sunset photos, check out my latest tutorial for INK361.

To participate tag your best sun photos using #IPSSun tag on Instagram. Your Instagram must be public or I won’t be able to see your photos. It’s OK to submit old photos as well as new ones, but please only submit your very best work. All photos must be shot and edited on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Please do not submit photos with large watermarks.

The winners will be featured on this blog and on my Instagram on Monday, September 23.

  • Gorgeous photos, every single one is great. My favourite is the blue one with the carousel. Great perspective. ♡

    • Thanks Mel!

      I agree – that one has a really nice angle and cool editing.

  • Chantel

    Hey Emil! These are all so beautiful! I have a question though. Have you ever tried blowing up your iPhone photos of people and printing them? And if so, do they look good? I have a family that wants to do a photoshoot and I’m not sure how they would look. Thanks!

    • Hi Chantel,

      Nope, I haven’t tried that, but I’ve got a pretty good idea about the quality of iPhone photos since I have a Retina MacBook Pro. In general, this will work if there’s plenty of light, but not in moderate to low light.

      However, you also don’t want to shoot in direct sunlight, but it would probably work well on a cloudy day or in the shadow on sunny day. Of course, you still can’t expect DSLR quality from your iPhone.

  • jgabrielrodriguez

    Hi Emil !! Thank you very much for selecting my photo. I’ll get motivation and try to improve my iphone photography. I like your website, I learn and enjoy. Very good Job Emil and all people uploading beautiful photos to the contest week by week. Thanks.

    • Thank you, I really appreciate your kind words.

      Good luck next week!