Photo: Siyuan Niu - Man And The Eagle

There’s nothing like a good camera, and specifically a good lens for producing good photography. But, much to the annoyance of our photog friends, many of us now have a pretty good camera in our pockets at all times.

Photo: Robin Robertis - She Bends With The Wind

The advances in smartphone technology means that most of us now have a bit of kit that produces the kind of results that photographers, even 10 years ago, would envy.

Photo: Yang Zhang

Don’t believe us? Check out the winners of the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards (or IPPAWARDS for short(ish)). Photographers from around the world submitted snaps to the awards, now in their ninth year.

Photo: Erica Wu

There was a grand prize, won by China’s Siyuan Niu for his entry titled The Man And The Eagle (which kind of does exactly what it says on the tin).

Junbiao Cai

There were 19 other category winners, with work on display from photographers from countries as far flung as Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, France, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Spain, the UAE and the United Kingdom.

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For more on the annual IPPAWARDs see the website.

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