Either Colby Brown is an amazing photographer or he has an infectious personality. Maybe it’s both. The photographer is again being featured by LG to provide advice. This time it is all about summer photography and taking it to the next level. Brown and LG firmly believe that the G4 is more than capable of being an alternative to a large DSLR while traveling. Although some of the tips may already be known by many, there are a few that everyone could find handy.
Hit the break for Brown’s tips.
Tip 1 – Shoot From Above
Shooting down on any subject, whether it’s a selfie or otherwise, is more flattering because it can help smooth out any double chin action and awkward lines.
Worried your arms aren’t long enough? Use G4’s Gesture Shot or Voice Shutter to take selfies or group photos using hand or voice commands–without having to touch the screen.
Tip 2 – Tell A Story With Movement Or By Freezing Action
Add interest to your photos with movement and stop action by playing with the amount of time the shutter stays open. The longer it’s open, the more you can blur motion and show movement, like a waterfall. While shorter shutter speeds help freeze action in its place. Just remember if you’re using a longer shutter speed, use a tripod or ledge to stabilize your camera so the whole shot doesn’t turn out blurry.
Experiment with fast and slow shutter speeds from 1/6000 to 30 seconds in G4’s Manual Mode.
Tip 3 – Use The Rule Of Thirds
Want to frame your subject well every time? An easy trick is to imagine the subject of your photo on a 3 x 3 grid. This is a little professional trick called the “rule of thirds,” where you can create intrigue and eye-catching tension by offsetting the placement of your subject based on where these lines intersect.
Turn on Grid View while in G4’s Simple Mode, or in Manual Mode use the horizontal leveling bars that indicate when your image is perfectly composed, to compose shots that draw in viewers.
Tip 4 – Get Creative With Lighting
Get sharp, detailed images that are vibrant in color by paying attention to the ISO setting. The lower the ISO, the sharper and cleaner the image. In contrast, higher ISOs produce brighter images but sacrifice detail and color. A quick rule of them to remember: the brighter the lighting, the lower ISO you need.
In G4’s Manual Mode you can adjust the ISO number between 50 and 270 to create stunning images that use lighting creatively
Tip 5 – Look At The Big Picture
When out exploring the world around you, you might come across a scene that is simply too big to fit into a single image. One of the LG G4’s coolest features is its ability to take incredibly large and detailed Panoramas in Auto Mode. One of the LG G4’s coolest features is its ability to take incredibly large and detailed Panoramas in Auto Mode up to 104MP in size.
Tip 6 – Lean On HDR For More Dynamic Range
When working in challenging photographic situations, such as when you have a bright sky and dark foreground, use HDR (high dynamic range) to add more dynamic color to the shot. With HDR, the camera will automatically attempt to balance the iamge in terms of brightness and visible detail in the scene.
HDR captures a wider range of colors without flooding the image with too much dark or bright hot spots