5 ways to improve your photos using the LG G7+

Taken on LG G7+ ThinQ

A picture speaks a thousand words. With the camera of the LG G7+ThinQ, you can take amazing photos like a pro. With many built-in functions to play with, editing images and videos on the G7+ThinQ  won’t require any assistance from third-party apps.

This Mid-Autumn season offers excellent photo opportunities to capture the many lantern décors that have lit up across Singapore. Here are some five tips and tricks to achieve these great photos with the LG G7+ThinQ.

1. Auto Mode with Filters Lets You Set the Right Mood for the Right Moment

Taken on LG G7+ ThinQ
Filter: Urban, Intensity (60) (Gardens by the Bay, Crane Installation)

Right place, right time — sometimes good photography takes a bit of luck. Using the camera’s auto mode, all you need to do is to tap the screen to focus on the subject and start snapping away. The LG G7+ ThinQ also has up to 17 preset filters for you to set the mood of your photos. For Mid-Autumn Festival shots, the romantic filter works well as it adds a warm atmosphere to the images.

2. Switch to Manual Mode When Photographing Night Events

Taken on LG G7+ ThinQ
Manual Mode: F-stop (f/1.9), Exposure Time (20s), ISO (50) (Gardens by the Bay, Supertrees)

Many Mid-Autumn Festival events take place at night, so you will need to adjust the camera settings accordingly to get a clear shot. The manual mode on the LG G7+ ThinQ can achieve this. Firstly, set the aperture to f/1.6 to allow more light to pass through the camera’s sensor. Then increase the ISO to boost the camera sensor’s sensitivity to light — the higher the ISO, the brighter your photos will be. Alternatively, use a shutter speed of 5, 10 or 20 seconds to allow light to enter the camera for a longer duration. In turn, your photos will appear sharp and bright. When using slow shutter speed, it is recommended to mount the smartphone onto a tripod as the slightest movement will cause the picture to become blurry.

3. Use the Super-wide-angle Lens to Capture the Full Essence of a Scene

Taken on LG G7+ ThinQ
Wide-angle with Filter: Urban, Intensity (45) (Vivocity, Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn Festive Event)

The LG G7+ ThinQ comes with a 16MP rear camera, which has a 107-degree super-wide-angle. With this lens, you can easily create reflection shots, which are a popular photography style on Instagram. Stunning reflection shots require capturing more details, such as the full display of lanterns and lights or the multitude of passersby walking along the streets. You can quickly capture such scenes with the camera’s super-wide-angle lens. Also, LG G7+ ThinQ has an IP68 rating, which means that you do not have to worry about damage should the phone come into contact with the water.

4. Aspect Ratio is the Key to Better Compositions

LG G7+ ThinQ
Manual Settings: F-stop (f/1.6), Exposure Time (1/10 sec), ISO (50), Filter: Everyday, Intensity (45),
Aspect Ratio: 18:9:9 (Gardens by the Bay, Mid-Autumn Festival Display themed “Autumn of Fantasies“)

LG G7+ ThinQ’s camera offers three aspect ratios: 1:1, 4:3, and 18:9:9. To photograph the larger-than-life lantern sets, and include as much as of the sprawling display as possible, toggle the full-screen option and set it to 18:9:9 to take panoramic shots. Instagram aficionados will appreciate the 1:1 setting as well, as they now have a definitive guide on how to compose shots ideal for the iconic square frame.

5. HDR – Shoot Outdoor Photographs with Greater Confidence

The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function is a boon for street photographers in sunny Singapore. When enabled, the HDR function adjusts and adequately sets the exposure in harshly lit conditions. Get a nice contrast of colours with the blue sky and red lanterns. When the camera is in auto mode, it will intuitively decide when you need to turn HDR mode on.

Bonus Tip: Produce 4K HDR10 Home Videos with LG G7+ThinQ

Now that you are familiar with LG G7+ThinQ’s functions, you can harness them to shoot videos for a keepsake as well! The smartphone can record HDR10 videos; this video format reproduces a broader range of colours so that your footage of the dazzling lanterns pops and looks true to life. The smartphone can also shoot videos up to 4K resolution for sharp imagery.

So, are you ready to try these tips and tricks out? Let us know.

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