Taking nature’s photos the smartphone way

Published April 27, 2018, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Irish May Santos-Lorenzo

There is no way anyone can capture a photo of nature at its most glorious state, except perhaps when you use a top-notch DSLR camera.

Well, not anymore. Nowadays, even a smartphone can do the trick with the same, captivating effect. Simply take notice of the front-page photo of today’s issue of Manila Bulletin, a night-scene shot with all its vivid and intricate details captured in stunning magnificence.

Leading Chinese phone brand Huawei and Manila Bulletin collaborated recently to showcase what a Huawei smartphone can do to shoot photos that are among the most difficult to take—night scenes, specifically.


Taking charge of capturing these photos were Manila Bulletin’s pool of award-winning photographers led by the celebrated photojournalist Ali Vicoy. They all fanned out and headed to the most magnificent places in the City of Manila, all armed with the most powerful and smartest smartphones that offer the best photo quality than any smartphone out in the market today, the Huawei P20 series led by the Huawei P20 Lite, the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Pro.

The photos look staggering enough that they can give DLSRs a run for their money. There is no denying that with the amount of technology in the Huawei P20 series of smartphones, taking the best possible photos even at night time will still have the same outstanding effect that only a Huawei smartphone such as the P20 series can deliver. Just take a look at the photo and it clearly puts Huawei ahead of the pack when it comes to smartphone photography technology.

Huawei started this technological advancement in smartphone photography back in December 2017 with the launch of the Huawei Mate 10 and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, both already advanced smartphones during that period. That time, Manila Bulletin used a picture taken by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro as front-page photo for its December 24, 2017 issue.It is also worth noting that Huawei started its partnership with Leica through the Huawei P9 series.

Just a few months later, Huawei again outdid itself with the introduction of the Huawei P20 Lite, Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Pro, which will be launched today at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.

And just like in December 2017, Manila Bulletin again used a picture taken by the newest Huawei smartphone, the Huawei P20 Pro, in today’s issue. This gives Manila Bulletin the distinction of being the first and only publication in the Philippines to use a photo from a smartphone camera as front page banner photo—twice.

The development of smartphones has gone more than beyond its initial purpose of connecting people around the world. The fact that even “AI,” or Artificial Intelligence, a topic largely unheard of then, can now be the focal point of the development of today’s smartphones.

Huawei pioneered this technological advancement in smartphone photography that will surely be a tough act to follow. Huawei’s splendid flagship smartphone P20 series offer more than AI capabilities as it carries unprecedented mobile imaging prowess.

The front-liner Huawei P20 Pro packs the most powerful, spectacular and unprecedented combo of features in a smartphone as it owns the glory of being the world’s first smartphone with a triple rear camera setup. It can take images and record videos with exquisite quality just like high-end professional mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Its triple rear AI-assisted cameras, co-engineered by premium camera maker Leica of Germany, consist of a 40-megapixel RGB sensor, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. These three cameras at the back of the P20 Pro work harmoniously together to capture photos with a quality you wouldn’t expect from a smartphone.