Keep your Insta feed #CHELLA-ous by following this festival photography guide

2019-05-06 10:28
 
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We recently brought you some top phonetography tips for festivals.  

Now, we are going to unpack how Huawei’s latest flagship can help you unlock your festival dreams to add some sparkle to your social timelines. 

Boasting a LEICA Quad Lens, improved night mode and incredible zoom capabilities – the Huawei P30 Pro promises to deliver top quality photography opportunities that can fit in your festival moonbag.  

We took Huawei's latest flagship phone out on the town to refresh those phonetography tips and see how the P30 Pro can help you capture your festival glow. 

Background, background, background... meets foreground 

When it comes to backgrounds, you want to avoid the mundane, grey-toned and porta-potty options and go for vibrant stage sets and sculptures or backdrops that pop with colour and intrigue. Huawei’s P30 Pro has AI capabilities which, when enabled, will pick out the best camera option to capture the scenery and environment. From bluer skies to greener grass to vibrant purples – the P30 knows how to make colours pop.  

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

(Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

Rule of thirds 

To ensure your framing is working and your alignment is on par, Huawei’s P30 Pro, like many of its predecessor flagships, feature a camera grid you can enable in the camera settings to assist you in capturing and framing stunning festival shots. 

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

(Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

(Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24) 

The shadow and the light 

Lighting sets the mood for your image. It is vital to capturing a well-lit, but not harshly or poorly lit #ootd (outfit-of-the-day) pic. The P30 Pro can help with its new smart technology that accounts for lighting by being able to brighten a poorly-lit image with both its default and night mode options. Not only can Huawei’s new flagship help brighten your images, but it also considers harsh backlighting or sunlight – allowing for vibrant and inviting shots in any lighting situation.

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

(Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24) 

However, when it comes to night mode and truly low-light situations, you will have to steady yourself as night mode images need more time to adjust and process the lighting to brighten the image accordingly to bring you incredible shots.   

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

Low light / sunset hour (Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

Night mode (Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

Angles of the angels 

As mentioned before - angles make or break an image. So, knowing the kind of pic you want will help you figure out the angle you need to take it at. With the P30 Pro’s zoom capabilities that range from wide angle to 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom as well as a super-macro lens allow you to get creative with your angles and phonetography. The Portrait and Aperture modes on the camera also allow you to play around with focus to create some stunning #ootd or glittery #motd (makeup-of-the day) shots.   

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

(Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24) 

Editing tools to make them pop 

While the quality of the P30’s images are pretty great on their own, whether you opt for the default or pro mode, there are plenty of Huawei-friendly apps you can download to make your images and colours pop and add a moody filter aesthetic of your choice. Some notable ones include, Snapseed, Adobe Lightroom CC and VSCO – all allowing you to play with vibrancy, contrast, tones and the coveted grain element.  I've used some edits to make the above images pop, check out the former unedited glory of some below:

Daytime

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

Unedited shot (Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

Edited shot (Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

Night mode

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah unedit

Unedited shot (Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

huawei p30 pro festival pics maymunah

Edited shot (Image: Saara Mowlana / Channel24)

Be sure to bookmark some other popping local festivals here

This post is sponsored by Huawei produced by BrandStudio24 for Channel24. 

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