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    Here’s the ultimate mobile photography guide

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    Malaysia is full of Instagram-worthy spots such as Thean Hou Temple, Elmina Valley Park, Saloma Link Bridge and more. With individuals such as Abeden, Chai Tak Sun and David Hogan Jr, who have created their own unique photography style at some of the major spots in Malaysia simply through the lenses of their smartphone cameras, this further proves that mobile cameras can do as much as the traditional DSLRs, and gradually getting more attention. 

    While most professional photographers rely heavily on DSLR cameras and high-tech gear for the best shots, many of us (especially casual smartphone users like us!) still prefer to lean on the cameras in their smartphones as the camera technology is getting more advanced over the years, and it can even compete with professional DSLR cameras available in the market today! The best part is, there are already a slew of photography-related mobile apps available in the apps marketplace (such as HUAWEI AppGallery, Appstore, etc), which can further assist users in achieving better and enhanced photography outcomes.

    Let’s take a look at how you can make the best out of your mobile cameras.

    Know your equipment

    To get started, set aside some time to familiarise yourself with what your mobile camera can do. Examine the camera’s “auto” setting to determine how it takes pictures, focuses, and adjusts the exposure. This is typically done by touching the screen to indicate where the focus point should be, but it’s always a good idea to get a good understanding first. 

    Better yet, does the camera phone have manual settings? If so, it is time to make good use of them, for these manual settings give you the opportunity to take advantage of some useful but technical features of photography such as exposure level, white balance and even the shutter speed. If you take the time to learn how to utilise them, these can help you capture unique and amazing shots.

    Learn The Basics

    In the world of photography, there are a lot of rules to take note of, such as Leading Lines, Depth, Symmetry, Golden Ratio and the Rule of Third which act as a guideline for photography to create a visually appealing photo. 

    The Rule of Thirds, however, is the foundation of all other compositional rules since it can make an image seem more natural and allow it to guide the viewer’s eye flow around the image. In comparison, Symmetrical composition will look more polished and professional (which can also be a good look!).

    Get Some App Help

    To elevate your photography skills to another level, you can also try out some editing apps to tighten your mobile photography game. The standard apps are pretty good on most smartphones, but there are always other options that you can discover. Editing apps offer more features, settings and filters to create your ideal image. 

    Some good editing apps that you can find on leading app marketplaces, such as HUAWEI AppGallery include: 

    • SnapSeed –  Enables users to enhance photos and apply digital filters.
    • B612 –  All-in-one camera & photo/video editing app.
    • CapCut –  An online and free video editor with tons of features available.
    • Picsart –  An easy-to-use photo and video editor.
    • camera360 –  A professional but easy-to-use photo editing and selfie retouching app.
    • Meitu All-in-one mobile photo and video editor.

    Or Better Yet, Just Get The New HUAWEI Mate50 Pro

    It sounds obvious, but sometimes the best way to take better photos is to simply get a better phone. You can read all the photography tips you like, but the fact is that smartphone camera quality varies greatly – so make sure you get one that can meet your expectations. 

    The new HUAWEI Mate50 Pro was recently acclaimed as the No.1 camera smartphone by DXOMARK building on four technical pillars: optical system, mechanical structure, imaging technology and imaging processing. The XMAGE Camera System features an industry-leading Ultra Aperture Camera System with 10-size adjustable physical apertures equipped with the industry’s largest aperture of F1.4, Super Night Mode, Professional Portrait and Super Macro. In other words, the HUAWEI Mate50 Pro has the full capabilities to complete all your mobile photography needs. 

    Can’t believe it? Let us show you what these pros have to say

    So what are you waiting for? Available now nationwide, you can get the HUAWEI Mate50 series on HUAWEI Official Website, HUAWEI Experience Stores, HUAWEI Official Store on Shopee, HUAWEI Flagship Store on Lazada, and all authorised HUAWEI Partner Stores such as Senheng, SenQ, Harvey Norman and Urban Republic.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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