Lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher talks tak­ing ad­van­tage of smart­phones’ ‘huge ad­vances’

Kuwait Times - - Local - By Faten Omar

KUWAIT: On the side­lines of the Pho­totalk fo­rum, Kuwait Times spoke with Kuwaiti pho­tog­ra­pher Ab­dul Aziz Al-Duwaisan, who has gained wide fame on so­cial net­work­ing sites, es­pe­cially In­sta­gram, be­cause of his cre­ative meth­ods of tak­ing pic­tures. Duwaisan has been in the pho­tog­ra­phy field for nearly 16 years. “When I started as a pho­tog­ra­pher, my pas­sion was to own the finest cam­eras. I paid a lot of money for cam­eras, lenses and ac­ces­sories just to take a photo. Af­ter the de­vel­op­ment of mo­biles, I started to use a Huawei phone and saw the dif­fer­ence. I’m al­most four years with them now - from the Mate 9, then Mate 10, Pro 20, P 29 and Mate 20 Pro,” he said.

Duwaisan said smart­phones are wit­ness­ing huge ad­vances. “I used to use a lens for ev­ery shot. Now the new Huawei smart­phone has three fea­tures - with one click you can have wide an­gle, su­per zoom, or mi­cro. If you’re a so­cial me­dia in­flu­encer or just ad­dicted to tak­ing pho­tos for so­cial me­dia, this phone will be more than enough for your so­cial pho­tos, and you won’t need a cam­era to take high-res­o­lu­tion pic­tures,” he said. He af­firmed that the im­age’s res­o­lu­tion is enough for print­ing pho­tos with a size of 2 x 1.80 x 1.90 m. “We printed a poster with high res­o­lu­tion and high qual­ity with that size at Pho­totalk last year.”

Huawei has a smart cam­era where it sug­gests the best fea­ture to ap­ply. It tells you if you’re tak­ing pic­tures of food, peo­ple or wide shots for na­ture. It sug­gests you to change the mode of the light at night or yel­low light­ing to blue. Duwaisan added the Huawei Mate 20 Pro cap­tures amaz­ingly clear and de­tailed pho­tos, in­clud­ing col­ors and low-light shots.

“One of the key dif­fer­ences, how­ever, is that with the Mate 20 Pro, we now have an ul­tra-wide an­gle lens in the mix. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro re­ally shone in low­light sit­u­a­tions. How­ever, I didn’t no­tice a great deal of dif­fer­ence in the out­come be­tween ‘night mode’ and the nor­mal photo mode, though ‘night mode’ may have pro­duced a slightly crisper im­age. Ei­ther way, the qual­ity of pho­tos in dark set­tings is pretty ex­cep­tional,” he said.

He men­tioned that the Mate 20 Pro can charge other de­vices too. Prac­ti­cally any­thing that sup­ports the Qi stan­dard can be charged wire­lessly. “I want to tell peo­ple to try it. I’m now spe­cial­ized in shoot­ing pic­tures with my phone, be­cause it’s easy, fast and high-res­o­lu­tion, and it’s al­lowed to take pho­tos by phones in pub­lic spa­ces,” Duwaisan said.

The Mate 20 Pro has a Le­ica-pow­ered triple-lens cam­era sys­tem ar­ranged in a grid-like setup along­side the flash. In terms of lenses, it con­sti­tutes a 40megapixel wide an­gle, 20-megapixel ul­tra-wide an­gle, and 8-megapixel tele­photo.

Pho­tog­ra­pher Ab­du­laziz Al-Duwaisan

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