Updated: August 2020
I was in High School when my fascination with photography started though I didn’t own a personal camera. In those years, digital cameras were not yet invented. There were only polaroid and film cameras. I started collecting photos from magazine cut outs and kept them in a photo album. I was more interested in nature and landscape photography.
When I got to college, I took a course that involved photography lessons. I only had Basic Photography though but when I had my first professional camera, a Pentax with a built-in flash, my interest grew even more.
Since it was the early 90’s and digital cameras were not yet invented, I took photos minimally. I didn’t own a studio so money had to be spent to develop the negatives and print the photos. With my little knowledge, I did capture some nice photos. They were awesome according to my family (morale booster). I started with close up photos of flowers and with my pet dog and cats. Once my family went to another province, we stopped by near a bridge to take some photos. By then I became the family photographer by choice which excluded me in most of the family photos. I just love looking from the lens and taking photos.
Then came digital cameras. I got a small Nikon camera from my sister. Taking photos became even more fun. You don’t have to worry about good or bad angles. Just take more photos on different angles. You don’t have to worry about how much money you spend for printing. You get to choose only the ones you want printed. That is the joy of having a digital camera rather than a polaroid or a film camera.
Now is the 21st century. Most people have their own smartphones. I wasn’t able to practice my photography hobby that much after college. So, when I got my first smartphone, it was also awesome. Although you can take good photos using a smartphone, a photo taken with a professional camera is still better. But with the technology progressing, there have been releases of smartphones where you can have photos like a pro.
I am not a pro in photography. I am only a hobbyist. I still cannot tell whether a photo has noise or has a good story.
Sharing a showcase of my gallery taken with different smartphones and digital cameras.I used a MyphoneDTV series smarthphone when I went to Disneyland HK.
Some photos were taken with a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Camera features: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF), Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR.
Recently, I got a Huawei P20 Pro. Camera features: 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS Leica optics, LED flash, HDR, panorama, 3x optical zoom, 20 MP B/W, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), 1/2.7″, PDAF, Laser AF, Optical Image Stabilization) OIS.
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MyPhone DTV series (at Disneyland HK)
Macro photos with MyPhone DTV series
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Edited with Canva
Huawei P20 Pro