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Vivid Sydney shot on the new Huawei P10

LucyS
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Lights, Huawei P10 camera, action!

 

This year, tech giant Huawei (pronounced “wah-way” for those wondering) returned as a partner of Sydney’s spectacular festival of light, Vivid Sydney. Huawei launched their latest smartphone, the Huawei P10, last week so we were keen to put the P10’s impressive co-engineered Leica camera to the test by capturing some of the incredible Vivid Sydney 2017 light installations.

 

The Huawei P10 has some top quality camera specs: the rear camera features a dual-lens 12MP RGB (Red, Green, Blue) + 20MP monochrome camera, whilst the ‘selfie’ cam is the world’s first Leica front camera on a smartphone. The P10 camera also comes loaded with loads of cool shooting modes, including my favourite, Light Painting. Light Painting mode allows you to capture moving light, like a sparkler or road traffic, in a still image.

 

So armed with a flask of tea (hey I’m British and it’s cold in Sydney right now) and the Huawei P10, we set off in search of the brightest and best lightworks that Vivid had to offer.

 

Here are some of our favourite shots from the evening.

 

The Museum of Contemporary Art has a fascinating light show projected onto it's front:

 

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The contrast between the lights of the Opera House and the black sky create an impressive shot:

 

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The lasers and coloured lights of the city and Circular Quay look incredible from the water:

 

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No Vivid Cruise would be complete without a shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge:

 

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I love the way the light from the Opera House is reflected in the water below:

 

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Have you got a Huawei P10? If so, we'd love to see some of your shots. Comment below with your photo 🙂

6 Comments
Yeldarb
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Looks fantastic Lucy. No pictures of your favourite food group is a bit unusual for you. Smiley LOL

Astrayan
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 It's not pronounced wah way. That's how Cantonese Hong Kong speakers say it. Mandarin speakers say the H.

 

I went to Vivid  a couple of days ago. The opera house and Museum of Contemporary art is worth it.

 

 

dpastern
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Not bad Lucy, but a few tips...

 

1) keep that horizon straight.  For any landscape/cityscape photography.  A wonky horizon does not look good!

 

2) Tripod, tripod, tripod!  Especially with night time cityscape images.  You want things pin sharp without camera shake.  

3) don't place your horizon in the middle of the image(s).  Try to go for the rule of thirds.  Just looks more appealing to the human eye.  

 

4) try shooting just as the sky is darkening after sunset, but whilst there's still some colour in the sky and it's not actual night.  

 

I hope that gives you some ideas and constructive criticism.  

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

LucyS
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@Yeldarb wait for my next review...plenty of food pics for you 😉

LucyS
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@dpastern thanks for your comment. I have a tripod but unfortunately the captain wouldn't let me take it on the boat (I did one of those Vivid cruises) in case it scratched the surfaces. Also - what's the rule of 3? I'd love to know more about it so I can perfect my skills 🙂

dpastern
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Hey Lucy,

 

Ah that sucks about not being allowed to bring the tripod on board.  Silly rule.  Rule of thirds:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds

 

that link sums it up pretty nicely.  Just a matter of thinking how to compose the image in frame before you take the shot.  

I don't do much in way of landscapes (or portraits) myself, I'm more of a nature photographer (specialising in macro imaging of Insects & Arachnids).  My flickr account:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidpastern

 

click on albums and then on the appropriate album to view.  

 

It's good to see someone wanting to improve their photography!  🙂

 

Cheers,

 

Dave