30 Stunning Examples of Minimalist iPhone Photography

Thank you for participating in the weekly iPhoneography contest. This week the contest theme was minimalism, and my goal was to show you that one of the easiest ways to improve your photography is to remove unnecessary distractions form the frame. In total 275 incredible iPhone photos were submitted this week, and while it wasn’t easy to pick the winners, I think these 30 do great job at demonstrating the power of simplicity.

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

How to Enter the Next Photo Contest

Do you know what some of the most beautiful views in the world have in common?


It’s often the fact that they contain bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, seas, oceans or waterfalls. And besides, who doesn’t like hanging out around water?

That’s why the new contest theme is water, and the new contest tag is IPSWater.

Don’t have any bodies of water in your area? No problem. You can submit any photos of water, including puddles, fountains and swimming pools. If you need some inspiration, check out my reflection photography tutorial which has some great tips for taking incredible iPhone reflection photos on the surface of water.

To participate, simply tag your photos using IPSWater 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, April 27.

  • Cachorro12

    Thanks for the feature, most honoured.

  • Elaine Taylor

    Emil, as always a fabulous selection. I love what you do.

    I’m honoured to be included. Thank you!

  • Niels Woldberg

    Thank you for picking one of my photos. Awesome collection. Definitely going to check some of these artist.
    Now that you got me on to Eyeem, I’d like to ask you, do you prefer Eyeem over Instagram? And if so, why? Maybe a pros / cons article would be interesting.

    • I like EyeEm better, it’s so much more focused on sharing great photography and the quality of photos there is much better. But I can’t just leave my 50K followers on Instagram so I keep using both.

    • Niels Woldberg

      I’m in doubt now. I don’t wanna be spread thin. But I like the layout a lot of Eyeem. And I see some great artists there. It seems to be more photography orientated. IG feels more like Twitter with pictures sometimes. And I really dislike having only 1:1 ratio option.
      Maybe I’ll start shifting my focus to Eyeem. 😉

    • I know exactly what you mean. Even though the contest gets a bit less submissions on EyeEm, there are a lot more quality photos now, and nobody submits poor quality work.

  • 3xMama

    Fantastic collection this week!

  • Eugenetern

    Emil, thanks for selecting one of my photos. I am very honored. Thanks to everyone who shared. Great work.

  • Michal Sz.

    Thank you for picking my photo Emil. It’s an honor to see my photo among so many other great photos. Saying that, I’m greatly missing the analysis part, where you were picking a handful of photos and analyzing their qualities.

    • I don’t think it was well read, and many people never found out the new contest theme because it was right in between… The bottom line is that there are only so many things I can do, and I think independent tutorials are more valuable.

  • D Rich

    Your site and all that share in the weekly competitions are truly inspiring. Thank you for including one of my photos!

  • Stuart Guest

    Thanks Emil once again for choosing my image this week to be with the finalists amongst some fantastic work.

    • Thanks for participating and good luck next week!

    • atsash

      Congrats Stuart:)

    • Stuart Guest

      Thanks Hun x

  • Ernestheo

    Oh wow that’s my picture! thanks for picking it!

    • Thanks for participating! I hope to see you participate next week.

  • simirani

    Wow what a lovely surprise.. its an honor to be included 🙂 Thank you Emil! 🙂

  • Jenya

    Amazing collection ! (-:

  • atsash

    Thank you so much for selecting my photo and challenging me each week:) I can’t wait for your big announcement:)

    • I have something really cool coming even before that… Today I spent the whole day working on it 🙂

  • Paul Moore

    Delighted to be included in this weeks wonderful selection Emil.

  • jonesbabie

    I’m late to the discussion, but my favorite this week was the one by @justdragonfly. It combines two of the things in love most: minimalist photography and artistic app editing. All photos were wonderful examples, but that particular photo told a story.