Hav­ing fun with the LG G6’s dual cam­eras

The new LG G6 comes with dual 13MP rear cam­eras, one is a 125° wide-an­gle lens and the other a 70° stan­dard lens. Here’s how to get great shots with both.

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Tell a story with sub­ject and place

Wide-an­gle lenses let you get much more in the frame, so you can get your sub­ject and your en­vi­ron­ment to­gether in the photo to tell a story. Place your sub­ject in the fore­ground, as what­ever’s clos­est to a wide-an­gle lens will ap­pear the most dra­matic.

Get close

Wide-an­gle lenses are great for cap­tur­ing wide land­scapes, but that’s not all they’re good for. They’re also re­ally good at bring­ing you into the ac­tion; wide-an­gle pho­tos that are shot close to the sub­ject draw you in.

Watch the edges

Be­cause wide-an­gle lenses get so much in a frame, you have to be care­ful not to let dis­trac­tions sneak in. So watch the edges of your pho­tos to see what you can leave out.

Tilt for drama

Wide-an­gle lenses ex­ag­ger­ate an­gles by dis­tort­ing lines in the frame, and you can make use of this by ei­ther tilt­ing the cam­era up or down. To make your shot even more dra­matic, stand from some­where higher and shoot down, or kneel down and shoot up.

Stay level for straight lines

If you want to min­i­mize dra­matic dis­tor­tions when us­ing the wide-an­gle — like when you’re pho­tograph­ing a friend and don’t want her nose to ap­pear huge — keep your cam­era par­al­lel to the ground. This will help keep lines straight. Or sim­ply switch over to the other cam­era on the G6!

Use the stan­dard zoom for beau­ti­ful por­traits

Wide-an­gle lenses dra­ma­tize an­gles, while stan­dard-an­gle lenses flat­ten them and make pho­tos ap­pear more true to life. This makes stan­dard-an­gle lenses great for flat­ter­ing por­traits.

Zoom without walk­ing

A key ad­van­tage of hav­ing dual cam­eras is how you have dou­ble the cre­ative free­dom when shoot­ing. A wide-an­gle lens lets you cap­ture more of the scene when you can’t stand fur­ther away, like in a small space, and a stan­dard lens lets you zoom closer in when you can’t get any nearer.

See more with the LG G6

The LG G6 packs a 5.7-inch dis­play in a sleek phone, re­sult­ing in an 80% body to screen ra­tio, which makes it al­most en­tirely screen. That makes it easy to frame be­fore you take them, and a lux­ury to view your im­ages af­ter they’re shot.

Un­like larger phones with a sim­i­lar screen size, the G6 fits com­fort­ably in your hand, let­ting you com­pose and shoot eas­ily with one or two hands. The G6’s 18:9 Ful­lVi­sion dis­play with el­e­gantly rounded cor­ners and nar­row bezels also comes with Dolby Vi­sion and Quad HD+ res­o­lu­tion, which shows you more vi­brant col­ors and de­tailed im­ages on the screen.

The smart­phone is also IP68 rated, which means it’s dust and wa­ter re­sis­tant up to 1.5 me­ters for up to 30 min­utes, which means you can bring it with you to the pool or beach for some fun shots. Plus, the LG G6 comes with an ad­di­tional 12 months war­ranty for un­par­alled sup­port.

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