Hey there! Happy World Photography Day! Just in case if you are not aware of this – World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities. This has been celebrated on August 19 since 2010.
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From daily life to implausible landscapes, our global is an evolving mosaic of images. We live in a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute. No matter who you are, where you are or what equipment and skills you have, camera work can help open your eyes and explore to the possibilities of nature and life. World Photo Day has been inspiring thousands of photographers across the globe to share photos with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.
As it is the World Photography Day, or as we like to call it, yet another Selfie Day – have a glance at some of the surprising facts about Photography…
* The earliest known use of the word ‘photograph’ was in 1839 by the astronomer Sir John Herschel.
*One of the oldest photographic portraits known, was made by Joseph Draper of New York, in 1839
*The exposure time needed to create that photograph was 8 hours.
*The earliest known use of the abbreviation ‘photo’ was by Queen Victoria in a letter in 1860.
*Buzz Aldrin took the first EVA selfie in 1966
*Thanks to digital cameras on mobile phones, more than 350 billion photos are now taken worldwide every year.
*Around 250 billion photographs have been uploaded to Facebook
Best Selfie Smartphone – Capture Moments… Freeze Time
Smartphones these days are equipped with great cameras. We have populated the list of best camera phones to buy in India for selfies / photography. These phones are the best camera mobile phones, which offer the best in image quality in the market. Let us not waste time beating around the bush any further and browse the best phones you can own, that will simply blow away your mind.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact sports a massive 23-megapixel f/2.3 camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front ‘selfie’ camera. The handset is also capable of capturing 4K video which makes it ideal for video photography lovers. In terms of size, the phone is 5 inches tall and 2.55 inches across from edge-to-edge. Waterproof & dustproof features are another highlight of Z5. Loaded with a beefy battery that can lasts up to 2 days Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is a great choice for passionate photographers.
HTC Desire 826 deserved to top the list as it was the first smartphone to realize the potential of front camera. HTC Desire Eye, feature a good 13 MP camera on both rear and front. Another pro is that both the cameras have their own dedicated LED Flash. The Wide 22 mm equivalent lens gives a wide angle to your selfies. So, don’t stay away and click mind blowing groupies with friends or family without having to stretch your arms too far. According to HTC, the camera can capture 300% more light that helps to click amazing indoor selfies even in low light conditions.
Samsung did a killer job with their flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. These beauties are close to perfect when it comes to design. Although both the S6 and S6 Edge did not offer expandable storage or removable batteries, they do everything else well, including clicking pictures. They actually feature some of the best cameras in the industry. Their front-facing camera is also great, surpassing many other selfie-focused smartphones.
The Moto X Play and Moto X Style are a mid-range model in Motorola’s smartphone range sporting a big 21Mp rear f/2.0 camera and 5Mp front-facing camera with a large 5.5-inch display. Both the cameras come with an LED flash. You will be amazed at the vibrant, well-exposed images from the X Play’s 21Mp sensor having plenty of dynamic range.The automatic HDR approach makes a striking differentiation to highlight and shadow intensity as well as boosts colour vibrancy in tandem. The effect is quite evident, and in some instances a bit intense. Storage can be expanded with the MicroSD card slot. These mobiles give the mid range smartphones a great fight when it comes to the camera
The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 16.0Mp camera with true optical image stabilization. It comes with a maximum aperture of f/1.9. The S6’s front shooter supports 5Mp camera which can record Ultra HD video at 3840 x 2160. The image quality is next to micale in good light. You won’t be disappointed with the colour reproduction and exposure metering. The camera produces beautifully vibrant and accurately exposed results. However, the low light performance is less convincing. The mobile also offers an excellent auto HDR feature built-in.
The Plus version of the F1 mobile phone is one of the best selfie smartphone available in the market for photography lovers. You will be amazed its 16MP selfie camera on the front clubbed with screen flash for better selfies in low light conditions. Another feature is the f/2.0 aperture and 78.1 degree wide-angle lens. The F1 Plus Primary camera is a 13MP shooter that has f/2.2 aperture and phase detection auto focus PDAF. Is can also record videos in 4K resolution. All these attribute make F1 Plus a true ‘selfie expert’ mobile phone
Oppo F1 on the other hand is quite a selfie camera-centric smartphone dubbed as Oppo F1 Selfie Expert. The USP of the smartphone is its 8MP selfie camera on the front that has a wide f/2.0 aperture. The rear sports a 13MP primary camera with aperture of f/2.2 and coupled with single LED flash.
Asus recently introduced their latest smartphone Asus Zenfone Selfie, for the most out of the on-going selfie craze of the young generation. Just like Oppo F1 and Oppo F1 Plus, Asus Zenfone Selfie comes with 3 GB of RAM &16 GB of internal storage. The Asus ZenFone Selfie features a 13 MP camera on the front coupled with an LED Flash, aperture of f/2.2 and a wide 88-degree angle. This front camera can also use features like HDR, panorama, slow motion, time lapse, GIF animation and the selfie panorama option.
Well the list is endless. You can check out our Selfie Mobiles to keep a pulse on the most modern mobiles from top brands entering the market.
Best Selfie Apps
Before I conclude, I could not hold myself from sharing this amazing video that has some of the best apps use to make photography a fun. Prisma – the photography app is already a hit of 2016. Browse the other beautiful and popular apps that may contribute in taking amazing pics.
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