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Get #withGalaxy photography tips from the one and only Grant Hinds

(Topic created on: 04-08-2020 02:05 PM)
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Yud_Shar
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Fam, we will be hosting a live with Galaxy photography session, with none other than

Grant Hinds tomorrow at 5pm.

 

Join in and ask Grant any questions you have on mobile photography.

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GrantHinds
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I highly recommend VSCO, Lightroom and Snapseed!

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GrantHinds
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Hi @ChrisF, I'm so glad that Samsung do those updates, and for older phones too! 

1. First tip is light. Make sure you as much natural light as you can. Even though the software is the same, remember parts of the hardware are different (like the sensor-size) so you'll need to adjust accordingly.

2. You can use your camera remotely by using gestures, so holding up your hand on the selfie camera will trigger a selfie shot, and voice commands like "Shoot" or "Say Cheese" will trigger the rear camera. Make sure you have these settings activated in the camera settings! This will give you the chance to try out exciting compositions.

3. Download Lightroom and VSCO from the Galaxy Store on your device. They're extremely powerful pieces of software that will help you tweak your photos to fit your style. 

Pro Tip: You can shoot in RAW in Pro Mode which has more range of light in the image. The photos are bigger but Lightroom on mobile can ingest RAW photos, so your final product will be better.  

DonKema
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sounds interesting 🤔
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jvermeulen
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Grant ... How would you go about capturing the ultimate sunset?

GrantHinds
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Hi @jvermeleun! 
You're in luck! When you use a professional camera, it can be very hard to take a photo of a sunset because the dynamic range on DSLR and mirrorless cameras is very hard to understand. Fortunately with Samsung's photo AI, built right into the processor, and the camera's wide dynamic range, sunsets should look beautiful straight out of the camera! 

If you want to step it up a notch and have the S10 (or above) you can use the Ultra Wide on the rear of your device to capture the entire horizon. Don't worry about getting the horizon straight because you can rotate your photo after you've taken it in Samsung's picture gallery!

GrantHinds
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Hi @senontheline, awesome question.  

The first thing you need to do is make sure you have a lot of light in your scene when you take your photos. Then, in Lightroom (A free app that's available in the Galaxy Store or the Play Store), you can turn up the shadows, change the colours, saturate or make the colours more vibrant. It's really powerful. Then when you're done and you want to add that last sprinkle of awesome, make sure you download VSCO from the Galaxy Store to add professional grade filters to your image.  

senontheline
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Woooow!! Love the effects! Definitely going to try!! Thanks so much!! 💙
Anishia
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Hi Grant...what is the best camera setting for night pics?
GrantHinds
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Hi Anisha! 

 

If you open your camera on your Galaxy Device, you'll see the settings just above the camera trigger button. Click on "more" and you'll see a Night Mode right there! This is the best way to take photos at night. It uses a combination of long exposure and Samsung's AI to stitch together the picture for you. The darker the image you're taking, the longer the exposure will be.

An important trick here is to prop the phone onto an object to keep it steady or use a tripod for the best results. Remember, if the camera is moving, then anything light in the photo will blur and move around as well (You may want this though, it's called "light-painting")

Lastly, make sure you've done a system update and that your phone is running the latest operating system.  

Winsurfer
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something else I want to try Grant ... close ups .... any tips?