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Seven Quick Tips to Better Pet Photography

pet photographyMost of us treat our pets a part of our family. We love, care, and provide them their needs. Some of us even consider them like our own children to the extent that we do special things for them like celebrate their birthday.

You will also notice that more and more families are habitually taking pictures of their pets. Some even make it more special by hiring a professional photographer to capture images of their beloved pet. This opens a great opportunity for professional photographers to offer a special photography service which is now considered as pet photography.

While it may be similar to wildlife photography wherein animals are mostly photographed, pet photography appears to be more fun and with less pressure on the part of the photographer. A pet photographer does not have to travel to places to take pictures. He/she just needs to get the attention of pet owners so they will hire him/her for the job.

For those who are new to pet photography and unsure on how to best take awesome shots of these animals, then here are some quick tips that you can easily follow.

  1. Use natural light

If possible, shoot in a location where natural light from the sun is available. The natural light can reveal the real beauty of the pet unlike when you use a flash which usually produces dark spots and shadows on the subject.

Most pets, also, dislike light from flashes and may react violently to it. If you are going to shoot indoors, move the curtain to allow the light to get in. If the light is too bright, use a thin fabric to diffuse or lessen it. If you are going to shoot outdoors, suggest to the pet owner to have the pictorial early morning or late afternoon so the light is not too harsh.

  1. Get to know the pet’s attitude

Pet are like humans with different personalities. Some are nice while others may react violently to strangers. Make sure you get the necessary information from the pet owner and have the owner stay all throughout the shoot in case the pet becomes unruly. Even photographers who are into lifestyle photography always try to gather info about their model/subject before doing the shoot.

  1. Be patient

Pets are sometimes like small kids who easily get distracted and may sometimes misbehave. You can to be patient with them and expect that some shoots may take longer than the others. There are pets like dogs who love toys so you can bring some safe toys or props to help make the pet settle down. There are cute squeaky toy that many pets love because of the sound it produces.

  1. Focus on the eyes

Like in portrait photography, being able to capture an image of the pet with eyes staring on the camera is surely great. Try to get the attention of the pet and the set focus on the eyes. The pet owner will surely appreciate getting a picture of his/her pet with expressive eyes showing real emotions.

  1. Plan the shoot ahead

Your clients will surely love it if you can make their pet’s photo shoot unique or more personalized. Think of suitable shots, angles, or even a location that can make the pictorial different and you can produce more brilliant, distinctive photos.

  1. Choose the right time

The best time to take photos of pets is when they are sleepy or have just woken up from. They are more behaved and so you can easily capture great shots. Suggest to the pet owners what times are best to take shots.

  1. Bring a zoom lens and fast camera

A fast camera can help you capture moments even when your subject is on the move. Since pets generally love to move then you can set your camera to continuous shoot mode or adjust the shutter speed. You should also consider bringing a zoom lens so you can zoom in and take shots event from a distance.

Pet photography is fun and can be easy to do if you just totally prepare yourself for each photo shoot.

Photographing A Friend’s Wedding With An iPhone

Years ago, taking photos on a mobile phone seemed unthinkable, considering the low quality that phone cameras had at that time. Nowadays, many people are now taking more photos over their phones rather than their digital cameras as technology has made it possible for phones to match the image quality, if not exceed, that of digital cameras.

In my case, I have found myself using my phone more in my photography, especially for taking casual shots that I do more often, while I still use my regular DSLR to if I want to capture more detailed or artistic photos. Besides, a phone is more handy for me to carry around for casual photography.

The phone I’m using by the way is an iPhone 5s, which I have found to be very good in taking photos with its true-tone flash that provides really good low-light performance and its burst mode which helps me take action shots better.

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But recently, I found myself taking the capabilities of my iPhone’s camera to the limit when I was invited to attend a friend’s wedding. I originally intended to use my DSLR to take photos of that memorable moment. Unfortunately, my DSLR had to undergo repairs at a local camera shop.  Thus, I was left with no choice but let my iPhone do the job.

THE TOOLS

For this job, I made sure to bring some extra tools for the job. Considering the iPhone’s battery life, I brought two chargers: a regular one and a portable one to make sure I don’t lose power in the middle of the event. I also brought a special tripod mount for my iPhone (and a tripod of course) just in case.

I also used some special lenses that can be attached to my iPhone to maximize and extend its capabilities when it falls short on its own. I have a wide angle/macro lens, fisheye lens that I could use for some fun shots, telephoto lens to extend the zoom capabilities of my iPhone, and a polarizer lens which helps reduce glare on my photos that is caused by sunlight.

COVERING THE WEDDING

The wedding I attended was a garden wedding, so during the ceremony we were outdoors where the lighting present is a natural one coming from the sun. Apart from the polarizer lens, I also made use of my iPhone’s built-in HDR function to balance the exposure of the shots. If you are not keen on using the iPhone’s built-in HDR, there are also 3rd party apps available that provide HDR functionality to your phone.

Speaking of apps, I also have a number of iOS camera apps on my phone that help improve my built-in camera’s performance, depending on the need and situation. Camera+ and Procamera provide better exposure control and wider angles. Slow Shutter Can is also another good app that control’s the phone’s shutter speed so you can create artistic DSLR-quality photos. These apps are helpful especially if you have do not have any special lenses available.

And being someone who is guilty of having shaky hands at times when I hold the camera, my iPhone being connected to the tripod via a special tripod mount helped lessen those blurry shots I tend to take from time to time. Plus, this special setup also allows me to take more creative shots, something I would not gotten under the regular setup.

As I noted earlier, I made sure I got things covered, especially with regards to my phone’s battery life. But apart from the extra chargers, I made it a point to disable unnecessary apps running in the background to save battery life. Another important thing I did was to turn off the cellular signal of my phone so I would be able to take photos without being interrupted by phone call that would ruin the moment, so to speak.

THE SAME PHOTOGRAPHY RULES APPLY

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The tools may be different but the same rules in photography apply. Composition still plays an important part in the photo. As a photographer, I make sure the photos I take with my phone have those qualities, regardless of the phone’s limitations.

And sometimes, knowing your phone’s limitations also helps spur one’s creativity, trying to go around those limitation with creative solutions that will turn out just as nice as they would if taken by a regular camera of a hampshire wedding photographer.

PROCESSING

Once I was done, I was ready to process the photos I’ve taken. I managed to process and upload some of them to social media accounts like Instagram and applied some artistic filters when necessary. For the other photos, I edited them on my computer before uploading them to make sure they would turn out ok.

Overall, it was a unique but satisfying experience to have been able to extensively use my iPhone to cover an entire wedding. While the quality may not match that of a photo taken by a DSLR, the output is still very good and in some cases, looked better with the iPhone. In the end though, what matters more is that your camera gets to capture the priceless memories a wedding brings about, whether it’s a DSLR or an iPhone.

Features to Look for in a Good DSLR Camera

digital photographyGetting into photography would necessitate one to buy a reliable camera to take wonderful shots. Most photographers, both professional and amateur, now favor DSLR cameras over other cameras. DSLR cameras have wonderful features that make them better than the old point-and-shoot digital cameras or the mirrorless cameras we used to like.

If you are planning to buy a new DSLR, it is important for you to know what features to look for in a great DSLR camera. Your choice must also depend on what type of photography you are into or what kind of shots you are planning to take. There are features though that most photographers look into when buying a new camera. Continue reading to know what these features are.

  1. Image Sensor

DSLR cameras differ in sensor size. Some cameras have big sensors while other have small or average size. Bigger sensors are usually more expensive than smaller ones. A bigger sensor is believed to produce better quality images although several photographers will dispute this and say that image output will depend on the photographer’s skills. Since DSLRs have large sensors, more light can get in thus producing sharp images.

  1. Autofocus

DSLRs have different shooting modes that a photographer can choose from. A favorite among DSLRs is Auto Focus mode that is abbreviated as AF. In autofocus mode, the camera will choose what to focus on depending on what shown at the center of the viewfinder. This mode is useful in different situations that is why interested buyers normally ask if this mode is available in a particular brand or model.

  1. ISO Range

ISO refers to how sensitive to light the camera is. Some cameras have a wide ISO range and can reach as high as 1600 or beyond while other are only limited to 400 or even lower).

The higher the ISO, the more light enters the camera thus making the image appear sharper or more visible. This feature is important in indoor locations where light is limited. Wedding photographers find this feature important when shooting in a dim-lighted venue. The problem though is that when you set the ISO high, there is more noise in the image thus making the image appear of lesser quality. Make sure to choose just the right ISO setting to avoid unwanted noise. With practice, you can certainly get this right.

  1. Lens availability

The greatest feature in DSLRs is the ability to use interchangeable lenses. There are many lenses that you can buy depending on what type of shots you need. The only limitation though is what your camera brand is. Normally, you can only uses lenses that are of similar brand to your camera. Thus, Nikon lenses are only for Nikon cameras while Canon lenses are for Canon models.

  1. Speed (frames per second)

In some types of photography, a photographer needs to capture an image of their subject fast. Moving subjects are difficult to shoot thus a fast camera is necessary to make the shot possible. There are cameras that offer very fast shooting and this is usually in terms of frames per second (fps). 5 fps means 5 shots are taken in one second when the camera is set to burst or continuous shooting mode.

The features available in your chosen camera can help you get the perfect shots you desire. Find time to study your camera so you can get the most out of it and become great in your chosen field.

7 Top Tips for Great Group Portraits in Weddings

wedding photographyWedding photos are important not only for the couple but for their relatives and guests as well. These wedding photos bring fond memories of the beautiful union even after many years have passed. Looking at your brilliant photos will make you realize that you made a great decision to get a professional wedding photographer and not just an average shooter.

Professional wedding photographers can produce unique, creative and various types of wedding shots. Some are shots of the couples which can be formal or candid while others can be family or group portraits. The couple is not the only one who is conscious of how they look. Even the guests would like to look fab in the pictures. And one way to ensure that everyone looks fresh and gorgeous in the wedding photos is to take group portraits before the wedding starts.

In weddings, the wedding photographer will have a sincere talk with the client and every detail related to wedding photography will be discussed. More often than not, the clients are asked by the photographer on what their expectations are and if there are specific shots they want not to be missed.

Couple and group portrait shots are usually done an hour or two before the wedding. For the couple shots, it won’t be too much of a problem for the photographer. Now, when it comes to shooting a group, this can be a little difficult for the wedding photographer especially if he/she is new to it and is not used to handling group portrait shots.

Below are 7 top tips for great group portraits in weddings that can hopefully help newbie wedding photographers.

  1. Talk to the couple

Ask the couple if they have a wedding group shot list that they want you to follow. If there’s none, you can request for one or if the couple is too busy seek help from a relative in deciding what group shots to take.

  1. Do it fast and efficiently

Some people tend to easily get bored so you will need to compose your image fast before the subjects become uncooperative. Make sure the location or scene is ready before helping the subjects with the poses and position. Shoot fast but make sure you have done it efficiently.

  1. Limit your shots

Too many shots of one group can be a waste of time. Limit it to 2-4 takes per group shot so no guest will have to wait their turn for a long time.

  1. Have a go-to person

A go-to person is someone who can assist you in calling out members need for a group shot. He/she must be a relative of the couple or someone who knows most of the wedding guests. This can help reduce the time spent in looking or calling out of people for a shot. If possible, share with the go-to person your list before the wedding so he/she can possibly contact members earlier.

  1. Start from big groups to smaller ones

Take shots first of big groups and smaller groups will come later. Big groups can be the close and distant relatives from each side then you can let the others leave and the closest relatives will remain for the smaller group shots. The close relatives are expected to be more cooperative and patient so it won’t mind waiting for a while.

  1. Use a tripod

A tripod is an essential accessory when taking group portraits. You can better compose or plan your shots with the help of a tripod. You can just place your camera on it then help the guests with their poses before clicking for a shot.

  1. Have a backup plan

A backup plan should be in place in case something wrong will happen or things don’t turn out the way you want them to be. You can think of an alternative location in case it suddenly rains or plan on what accessories to bring in case the sun is too bright when you shoot outside.

Don’t forget to check the background before you take group portraits. Make sure there are no unwanted objects that can possibly ruin your image. By applying these tips, you can come up with better group portraits in weddings.

Basic Equipment for Landscape Photography

landscape photographyLandscape photography is a broad subject to talk about, learn and master. It involves many categories like urban, industrial and nature. A landscape photographer can choose one to specialize in one or master all types. Some people say landscape photography is a challenging work since you have to generally catch the attention of your viewers and convey your message by just simply looking at your photos.

If you are interested to become a landscape photographer, skills alone won’t make you the best photographer out there. You must be equipped with the right gear and accessories for you to produce eye-catching landscape pictures. Now if you are interested in going to different places in order to get high quality landscape photographs, listed below are some basic equipment you need to bring along with you for the photo shoot.

  1. Dependable camera bag

Since most of your cameras and lenses are expensive, you need a camera bag that can protect them from damage. Find a high quality, weather resistant bag that you can use to keep your valuables especially when traveling. Even this wedding photographer essex buys a camera bag that is great for traveling for a destination wedding coverage.

Landscape photography will usually require you to travel to far places and at times you will also need to climb or hike. Your bag must preferably be lightweight yet sturdy so it will be easier to carry. There are camera bags today that are best for landscape photographers.

  1. DSLR camera

There are many DSLR cameras in the market that you can choose from. The most popular brands include Sony, Nikon and Canon. You have to find a DSLR that is weather-sealed and can perform well in low light or uncommon situations. There are other types of camera being offered by different companies but still DSLR cameras remain the best choice among professional photographers including landscape photographers.

  1. Tripod

A tripod might be an added burden but there re models now that are not too bulky or heavy. A tripod is certainly a must bring item for landscape photographers because it can provide stability to their cameras. Uneven, muddy and rocky surfaces are among the things you should be sensitive about when taking landscape shots. A tripod can help you get the shots right even in difficult places and situations.

A helpful tip for photographers planning to buy a tripod is to invest in a good one even if it cost higher than other brands. It is surely worth buying not only to compose images better but to protect your camera and lens from tipping over or dropping.

  1. Extra batteries, filters and memory cards

These accessories are important for a landscape photographer to sustain the long hours of work. Filters are of wide variety and each one has a specific purpose that can change how the final image will look like. With memory cards, buy a good quality that can read fast and has a big storage capacity.

  1. Lenses

A lens is the second most important thing after camera that photographers should always have with them. There are many lenses to choose from and with landscape photography, it is best to buy a telephoto lens and a wide angle lens. There are also prime (or fixed focal length) lenses that are useful for shooting landscapes.

Best Ways to Take Care of Your Tripod

tripod careTime might come that your very useful and dependable tripod suddenly malfunctions. The legs might become wobbly, the position gets unbalanced or the lock easily loosens up. This might worry you especially if your tripod is quite expensive.

Well, you don’t need to fret because most tripods these days are easy to trouble shoot and maintain. Simple tripod problem can be fixed on your own, no need for a technician to do the job. But then, if you really want to avoid encountering these problems it is best to take good care of your tripod.

Tripods are expected to last longer than DSLR cameras and lenses.  Some heavy duty tripods can even last for a lifetime if properly used and maintained by the user. If you want your tripod to last long, then follow these ways on how to properly care and maintain it.

  1. Read the manual

The initial step to caring for your tripod is to read the manual that goes with it upon purchase. Understand how to assemble, disassemble, adjust and use it. It is important to note how the locks, legs must be adjusted to avoid under doing or over doing it. Each brand and model of tripod is different so it is best to read the manual and get the right info.

  1. Clean after using outdoors

When used during outdoor photo shoots, a tripod tends to get dirty due to dust, mud or moisture in the surrounding. Make sure to clean it with a mild cleaner on a cloth or paper towel after using. Remove all dirt and make sure it is already free from foreign materials before storing it. If you don’t clean it right away, dust and dirt get accumulated and it can affect the locking mechanism and stability of the tripod.

  1. Store it a clean, dry place

The case as well as the storage area of your tripod as well as other photography equipment must be clean. A tripod that often gets exposed to water will tend to rust and its mechanism will not function in the long run. Check on your tripod once in a while especially if you don’t often use it. Schedule also a day for you to apply some oil on your tripod to prevent it from rusting. wedding photographer kent does this from time to time.

  1. Remove the metal plate from camera after use

We all know that when we are using a tripod we have to manually secure its metal plate first to the camera before attaching it to the tripods head. Unfortunately there are some instances that we forget to remove the plate from the camera after the shoot or sometimes we misplace it. This can be an added cost thus it is important to remove the plate right after use and store it in the right place.

  1. Check legs every now and then

Find time to check on each of your tripod’s legs especially if you notice that it is somehow stiff. Unscrew the lock, check for unwanted materials and remove them. At times, check for presence of lubricant to avoid damage to the tripod. Photographers of cheshire wedding photography really take good care of their tripods.

If it really necessary to replace some parts, make sure you get the original or correct replacement. With proper care and maintenance, your tripod will really work well and can last for a lifetime.

Why You Should Get a Wedding Planner

wedding tipsYour wedding is a very important event in your life that you want to be perfect and joyful. You want everything to happen as you planned and expected it to be. But then, do you know that planning a wedding can be stressful? There are plenty of big and small details that you need to remember. Even having a checklist to use is not an assurance that you don’t miss or forget anything.

Now, who do you think can help you out? Your friends and family? Yes, they can help but it won’t be enough. You need someone who has an experience in handling weddings -a wedding planner.

Yes, wedding planners can help make your wedding successful. These professionals know what needs to be done, who need to be contacted, what need to be prepared and monitored. They can get the load of your shoulders so you won’t get overwhelmed with the wedding preparations.

Some couples think that hiring a wedding planner is not necessary and just an additional wedding cost. They later realized its importance when something went wrong – the photographer was not able to arrive, the florist has not been paid or the caterer served the wrong food. There’s just too much to think about and the wedding planner is good at this.

Here are several reasons why you really need to get a wedding planner

  1. A wedding planner knows the wedding industry pretty well.

He/she knows who the credible wedding photographers are, who offers affordable wedding bouquet packages or which caterer serves the best food. These wedding planners can give you plenty of great options to choose from – ranging from the cheapest yet good services to the more expensive, high quality services.

  1. There are too many tasks on your plate.

A wedding planner can take some load off your shoulder. Keep in mind that you still have work to do and preparing your wedding might affect the regular tasks you do. You certainly need a wedding planner to help set appointments with the wedding photographers, caterers, florists, videographers that your wedding planner has shortlisted. You don’t have to spend long hours and days looking for wedding vendors then shortlisting them before finally setting up appointments. The wedding planner can do that for you.

  1. A wedding planner knows the reasonable price range.

With the hundreds of weddings, a professional wedding planner already knows what the expected costs are. He/she can tell you if a particular service or item is overpriced.  They can recommend what is best to choose but of course the final decision will still come from you. A wedding planner can guide you in making the right choices based on their experience and observation. They can suggest reliable photographers from Fergal McGrath Photography or other trustworthy companies.

A wedding planner also knows what to look for in a wedding vendor so you can hire someone who is really legitimate, honest and as trustworthy as Heather Anne Photography. You can hire wedding professionals or vendors who are worth spending your hard-earned money on.

There are just too many things to prepare for in a wedding and if you really want your wedding to run smoothly, then go hire a wedding planner. They can help you prepare as well as fix any problem that may happen during the wedding. Their services won’t cost you a lot.

Benefits of Getting a Wedding Videographer

videographyYour wedding is a special day not only for you and your spouse but also to your families. A lot of preparations have to be done and because of this you need to make sure that this special day will be remembered for a lifetime.

Your friends and relatives are actively participating just to ensure that everything will turn completely perfect during the wedding. The venue, caterer, florists were carefully chosen. The guest list was prepared early and even the wedding photographer was booked 6 months ahead. Now, there is one thing that might be bothering you (and all other engaged couples): getting a wedding videographer.

You’ve heard a lot of good stuff about wedding videos and have seen some. Yet, you are not that convinced that it is necessary to get one. Should you really hire one? And why?

To answer your questions, let us discuss first the benefits of getting a professional wedding videographer:

  1. They have the experience, knowledge and skills.

A professional videographer knows how to best record the event no matter the situation is or wherever the location may be. He studied it and he has certainly more experience than your uncle or niece you are planning to assign to record the event. With a professional wedding videographer, you can be assured of an excellent wedding that is worth keeping and watching over and over again.

  1. They bring more than one camera.

Your videographer already knows how important it is to have backup equipment. He will bring more than cameras and other equipment just to make sure that everything goes well. He might even have an assistant to help him out during the day. He should also be able to work well with professionals like essex wedding photographer

  1. They invest in their equipment.

Professional wedding videographers invest in modern video equipment just to be able to deliver the best final product to their clients. They don’t just rely on the built-in mic of their camera to record the audio but they really buy high-tech audio recorders to make sure captured sound is clear and audible. They also buy costly lenses and other accessories that can help them produce sharp image in videos.

  1. They can make videos look more brilliant for they have skills in video editing.

Professional wedding videographers really allocated time to learn and master video editing. They know that gaining this skill can make them produce more awesome videos that can satisfy their client’s expectations. You can get recommendations from wedding photographer nottingham.

Now, what can you can get from wedding videos.

  1. It can be shared with your family and friends.
  2. You can relive the moment by playing it whenever you want
  3. You can keep it for a long time.
  4. You can see the real emotions, expressions of your guests from a different perspective.
  5. It can be viewed by future generations.

The service of a wedding videographer is quite expensive but then if you can afford it, then don’t hesitate to get one. You will never regret your decision. Keep in mind that your wedding may only happen once but you can always reminisce the moments by playing your wedding video whenever you like.

What’s The Best Camera Phone for Photographers this 2015?

smartphoneEvery time we think of upgrading our phone, we always ask ourselves “what is the best smartphone today?” Since we have a fast-paced technology, the newly released phone we bought a couple of months ago might not be the best phone today. Phone manufacturers certainly have ways of enticing consumers to buy new or additional phones by offering special features that can make their brand stand out.

This year 2015, there are several phones that really stand out among the flock of models being offered and marketed everywhere. Your choice will of course depend on your needs, taste and personality. If you are a professional photography or a simple photo hobbyist, then check out the smartphone’s camera features. On the other hand, if you are always on the phone making calls, know the technical specifications of the phone particularly the battery life.

For those who are looking for a smartphone with an amazing camera, we have listed here some of the best smartphone cameras. Hopefully, this can help you decide on what brand to buy.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 is considered by many mobile phone reviewers as the best smartphone camera today. This phone has an incredible 16MP BSI CMOS sensor which produces really sharp images.

Furthermore, Samsung Galaxy S6 has impressive features like phase-detection autofocus, image stabilization and face detection. The phone works well in low light environment because of its large aperture and fast lens at f/1.9. The camera of Samsung S6 is always in standby mode which makes it easier for users to take a shot as needed. They can just double-click the home button to launch

Apple iPhone 6

Needless to say, Apple Inc. always makes products that impress many consumers. Among their most recent release is the Apple iPhone 6 (along with iPhone 6 Plus). The Apple iPhone 6 has an amazingly fast focus feature that makes it a great camera for snapping moving objects.

You can bring it with you when watching a football, basketball or any action game and snap it right at the moving player. You will be amazed by the sharp image you get.

Apple iPhone 6 can also capture astounding images in low light and can spot a face even in dim light because of its remarkable face detection feature. This Kent wedding photographer can attest that this is true.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

This Samsung model is best known for its waterproofing feature. You can amazingly shoot underwater using its mechanical shutter button. So, if you enjoy water activities and would like to capture these special moments then this is the right smartphone for you.

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 is not as fast as iPhone 6 and Samsung S6 and the images you get are not as sharp as those you see from an iPhone 6 Plus or LG G4. But then, the wonderful thing about Sony Xperia Z3 is its ability to take shots underwater. It has a camera shutter button that a user can press to take pictures. Moreover, it has an impressive battery life which is important when continuously taking pictures.

LG G4

LG G4 has a 16 megapixel camera with a lens aperture of f/1.8 and resolution of 5312×2988. With a high resolution and sensor you can get a more detailed and clearer image. Another good thing about LG G4 is its long battery life.

Battery life is important when shooting a lot so you don’t have to worry about getting battery empty when photographing an important occasion. Wedding photographer surrey surely agrees with this. With LG G4, you can easily take plenty of pictures on an event. Lastly, the LG G4 has a wonderful, ergonomic design making it easy to hold and grip.

iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy Edge – What’s the Best Smartphone for Photographers

iphone and samsungToday, smartphones are widely utilized by many people in taking photographs. No matter what level of expertise and knowledge in photography one has, a smartphone camera can surely help in get the amazing shots you want.

Two of the giant manufacturers of smartphones are Samsung and Apple. Both companies offer a wide range of smartphone models ranging from the simplest to the more complex and sophisticated models.

These two companies compete in producing smartphones that cater to many people’s needs. And because the camera of a phone is considered the top-rated and widely used feature, these 2 companies are battling it out on which phone has the best camera.

Apple’s iPhone 6 is now being pitted against Samsung Galaxy Edge in winning the crown as the best smartphone for photography. Both amateur and professional photographers, like essex wedding photographer, have clashing opinions on which one offers the best photo editing features, filters, effects and a lot more.

If you are planning to buy a high end smartphone for the main purpose of getting high resolution images in any given situation, then you should choose between iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Edge. The question now is which of the two is better?

To help you decide, we will describe each camera and will later compare and give you a verdict on which one is better.

Samsung Galaxy Edge Basic Specs:

  • 16MP rear wide angle camera
  • 5mp front wide angle
  • Octa-core Exynos processor
  • Modes: Panorama, Selective Focus and Virtual shots, Fast and slow motio
  • 6.99 mm thick, 138g weight
  • Clear, sharp display
  • Metal and glass body with curves at the top and bottom

Special Features:

  1. Image stabilization system to avoid blurry images
  2. Standby mode to easily take snapshots
  3. 43% larger pixels for sharper images
  4. Real time HDR where 3 photos are taken at different exposures
  5. Fewer menus for a clean, organized look
  6. Well-organized albums by sorting pictures by date, people only, docs only and otehr options.
  7. Functions well even in low light.
  8. Videos and photos can be right away edited on phone.
  9. Improved fingerprint scanner.

iPhone 6 Basic Specs

  • 99 mm thick
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 2 MP camera
  • 4.7” screen
  • Retina HD Display
  • weighs 129 grams

Special Features:

  1. Phase detection
  2. Easy and smooth integration with other Apple products for sinking in of data across all platforms
  3. Effortless viewing of notifications to know if there’s something urgent to reply to.
  4. Immediate access to software updates.
  5. Strong build, slick and first-rate design
  6. Much improved face detection and image stabilization

COMPARISON: iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Edge

Shooting in Low Light:

Samsung Galaxy Edge shoots better in low-light conditions than an iPhone 6. Being able to shoot in low-light is very important for professional wedding photographers like Wedding photographers Northampton

Shooting moving subjects:

iPhone 6 is better for taking shots of moving objects or when shooting in a game.

Front and rear camera:

Vote goes to Samsung Galaxy Edge because its front and rear cameras are much better and higher than iPhone 6.

Charging:

Samsung Galaxy Edge can charge faster than iPhone6. It will only take about an hour and a half for the phone to be fully charged. iPhone needs to be charged up to about 3 hrs to reach  a 100%.

Better Technoloy:

Samsung Galaxy Edge uses a wireless charging technology which is modern while iPhone 6 still follows the standard/ common technology.

Both smartphones have indeed amazing camera features that users will definitely love but the better smart phone for us is Samsung Galaxy Edge! It is worth every penny you spend for it.