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With a plethora of new blogs sprouting up daily, use easy smartphone photography to jazz up and differentiate your blog!
Many of us would love to own the best smartphone in town, as mobile phones have now evolved into multi-purpose gadgets. The tasks that can be completed using a smartphone are endless and one of them is clicking beautiful photographs, which turns out to be my favourite pastime as well.
Going by my personal experience, I’ve noticed that photos clicked by smartphones turn out even more beautiful than those clicked by cameras. I’m not sure why, but they just look more appealing to me. Besides it’s convenient to slide in a cell phone in the handbag during occasions rather than carrying a large camera. So, smartphone cameras have an edge over normal cameras because of their light weight, compact size and portability.
Speaking of smartphones, I like trying out newer models, so I was elated when I got the opportunity to try out the latest Asus Zenfone 5. This smartphone comes in a range of colours like gold, purple, ped, black and white. I had the opportunity to use the black Asus. It had a rear camera which is eight mega pixels and a front camera which is two mega pixels.
On receiving the handset, I decided to go on a random photo session spree just to check the camera feature. I must say that the clarity of the photos was excellent and the photos were bright. I clicked a selfie and then I was amazed to see the various photo enhancing tools that were available to beautify the snap. There are tools to soften the skin colour, brighten the skin colour, make the eyes appear bigger, option to add blush and to even reduce the size of one’s cheeks.
One can frame the picture and use the vintage, latte and other options to give it a unique look. One could also add the right amount of saturation or hue just to enhance the look. The results were amazing on using these options. The selfies looked good even though I didn’t apply an inch of make-up. And this is good news for fashion bloggers like me, as clicking random and interesting pictures is an integral part of the fashion blogging world.
Fashion bloggers need to click high quality pictures for their fashion blogs – sometimes in low light environments. This phone comes in handy in such times because it can be used even in low light environments, which are a constraint in many smartphones. So, night pictures turn out pretty well. It has the ability to capture 400 % more light and this is what sets it apart from other mobile phones. I savoured my experience using the Asus Zenfone’s camera and clicked some pretty awesome photos with it. Here are some of the snaps I clicked with the Asus Zenfone 5. These pretty yellow flowers were clicked in our garden.
The Egyptian artifact was clicked using the HDR Mode of the camera.
The final look of the cute daisies after using the Punch photo enhancing tool.
So, this sums up my experience of using the Asus Zenphone 5 camera. The popularity of social networking today means that most of us love to update our profiles with our latest photos; what better way to do this than by making use of the camera feature in our smartphones.
Smartphone photography is a great way to give the photographer in you plenty of practice, with everyday objects around you – so that you can hone your eye for unusual subjects and better composition. Keep practicing, and if you run a fashion blog or any other kind of blog that relies heavily on photos, your new photography skills will certainly wow your readers!
This post is supported by Asus ZenFone.
Top pic credit shutterstock; all other images are the blogger’s own, shot using #MyAsusZenFone
Diana has worked as an Editor/Writer and Content Manager for various digital platforms and hopes that each word written in this space supports, motivates and inspires her readers in India or across seas. Besides read more...
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Darlings makes some excellent points about domestic violence . For such a movie to not follow through with a resolution that won't be problematic, is disappointing.
I watched Darlings last weekend, staying on top of its release on Netflix. It was a long-awaited respite from the recent flicks. I wanted badly to jump into its praise and will praise it, for something has to be said for the powerhouse performances it is packed with. But I will not be able to in a way that I really had wanted to.
I wanted to say that this is a must-watch on domestic violence that I stand behind and a needed and nuanced social portrayal. But unfortunately, I can’t. For I found Darlings to be deeply problematic when it comes to the portrayal of domestic violence and how that should be dealt with.
Before we rush to the ‘you must be having a problem because a man was hit’ or ‘much worse happens to women’ conclusions, that is not what my issue is. I have seen the praises and criticisms, and the criticisms of criticisms. I know, from having had close associations with non-profits and activists who fight domestic violence not just in India but globally, that much worse happens to women. I have written a book with case studies and statistics on that. Neither do I have any moral qualms around violence getting tackled with violence (that will be another post some day).
Gender stereotypes, though a by-product of the patriarchal society that we have always lived in, are now so intricately woven into our conditioning that despite our progressive thinking, we are unable to break free from them.
Repeatedly crossing, while on my morning walk ̶ a sticky, vine-coloured patch on the walkway, painted by jamuns that have fallen from the jamun tree, crushed by the impact of their fall, and perhaps, inadvertently trampled upon by walkers, awakens memories of the mulberry tree that stood in my parents’ house when I was growing up. Right at the entrance of the house, the tree caused a similar red and violet chaos on the floor, which greeted us each time we entered the gate.
Today, as I walked by this red-violet patch, I was reminded of an incident that my mother had narrated to me several times. It had taken place shortly after her marriage and her arrival in this house from her hometown.