If you have been following me on my blog or other social media accounts, you may have noticed that my photos were mostly produced by DSLR or rather they were images from my action camera. I have a smartphone, too, but I was not enticed to use it for my travel photography because it was not able to produce photos that reached the level of my standard, the worthy to be uploaded-kind. But everything changed when I got my Huawei P9. Initially, I never believed smartphones could do what DSLR could, but with the advent of technology and phone application nowadays, smartphones can now produce good quality photos. Just like Huawei P9 which has a dual camera with superior lens partnered and co-engineered with Leica. What could be better than this? Right?
Without going lengthily, I am presenting to you the mobile photos that I captured using Huawei P9. So far, these photos are my favourites during the phase of 100 days.
1. My Point and Shoot Photos
The advantage of having a mobile phone is it’s light and convenient to use. I can take my phone almost anywhere, snap everywhere and have the freedom to take many photos. I can directly shoot pictures with ease, capture life events in an instant and document almost everything in just a fingertip away.
2. My Food Photography
What I love about P9 is that the photos captured are crisp and sharp. The colours are vibrant and vivid, and the textures of the subjects are clearly photographed. The photos are absolutely accurate straight out of the camera which make my food pictures look delicious. Yum yum!
3. My Sunset Snaps
What’s nice in smartphone is that one can download free editing softwares, applications for special effects and filters. I use Picsart and Snapseed app. I don’t over edit my photos, I just enhance them a bit and do some basic touches to dramatically improve their mood, tone and visual impact.
4. My Waterfalls Kind of Pictures
One of my favourite subjects for nature photography is waterfalls. It is one of the most beautiful natural features to be snapped on. It has been my dream to have a silky water effect of my photos of waterfalls. With P9 I can compose, capture and achieve this silky water effect. With the help of tripod for stability and right setting of P9, I can capture my dream picture. Additionally, P9 can enhance the blurs of the moving element leaving an authentic beauty of the scenery. With that I have dynamic and dramatic shots of my waterfalls.
5. My Low Light Photography Images
When I was caving in Samar, I was a little bit frustrated and challenged on how I would take pictures with very low lighting condition. So I experimented until I got the right setting. I figured out how I would play and manage my shots. Low light photography is fun. The photos have different feel compared to pictures in daylight. Low light photography for me results in amazing pictures which can create haunting moods and ethereal imagery. That’s why I’m hooked to this kind of photography.
6. My Light Painting Photographs through Long Exposure
“A long exposure photo is a parallel universe where I can escape from the frenzy of modern life.”
by Francesco Gola
I agree with the quote above. Ever since I got my P9, mostly my photos have been into long exposure because they can bring unexpected detail, dreamy dimensions and diverse kind of artworks. With that I can paint a new level of artwork. I get to play with lights. I can create a photo with stunning light effects, with a sense of motion and mystery that isn’t possible in a normal photograph.
7. My Monochrome Shots
P9 has dual lens one for RGB and the other one is for monochrome. Of course with this phone I never miss the chance to try BNW shots. This pushes my creativity on how I capture my subject plainly in monochrome hues. I love these colours because somehow they employ a different aura and emotion behind BNW pictures compared to the coloured ones. They bring out timeless beauty, as throwback to a photographic past.
Photography involves technique, composition and creativity. With the right angle, lighting and concept one can achieve a great photo. It’s just a matter of perspective toward a subject and how you play the elements in and out of the frame. The photos above are just few samples of my photographs using Huawie P9 for my mobile photography. Without bias, I conclude that Huawei P9 is the next big thing for Travel/Mobile Photography where you can be assured of superb and stunning shots.
I shared in my Instagram account 100 photos in 100 days; so if you want to see more of my photos, head on to my instagram account. https://instagram.com/chasing_potatoes/ Hope you will enjoy watching my photos.
What can you say about my photos? Please feel free to comment on them and to give suggestions on how to improve them. Are you into mobile photography, too? If so what are your experiences? Let me know your thoughts. Please connect thru my FB page and Instagram. Join me in my adventure and misadventure. Let’s chase those potatoes. OH YESSS! Thanks for visiting.