Photography

Virtual Travel Guide:
Discover the Unseen
#withGalaxy

Bring nature’s fleeting moments into focus with these tips from Discovery photographer Michael Block.

A rearview angle of Michael Block, kneeling on a rock, positioning a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G on a tripod at Grand Teton National Park. In front of him, there is a woman in a canoe on the water in front of tree-lined mountains. A rearview angle of Michael Block, kneeling on a rock, positioning a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G on a tripod at Grand Teton National Park. In front of him, there is a woman in a canoe on the water in front of tree-lined mountains.

While overseas travel is largely grounded, take heart: you don’t have to go far to explore uncharted territory. Go on a virtual journey with one of Discovery’s leading photographers to reveal nature’s most unexpected moments #withGalaxy and learn how you can capture hidden wonders from right where you are.

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A woman and man look on in excitement as a person makes a splash inside of a pool A woman and man look on in excitement as a person makes a splash inside of a pool
A woman in a white canoe, paddling on the water in Grand Teton National Park. There are mountains in the background covered in a multitude of pine trees that are reflected on the water. A woman in a white canoe, paddling on the water in Grand Teton National Park. There are mountains in the background covered in a multitude of pine trees that are reflected on the water.
How to Use
8K Video

Turn a video into breathtaking stills

Just hit record. 8K Video turns every frame into a crisp 33MP still which Michael says is “awesome for capturing details and perspectives that would have been otherwise impossible” in landscape photography.

A nighttime sky filled with stars and a view of the Milky Way. There is a cluster of pine trees surrounding the shot. A nighttime sky filled with stars and a view of the Milky Way. There is a cluster of pine trees surrounding the shot.

Discover a galaxy of possibilities

With the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G’s large image sensors and AI, Michael can achieve clearer nighttime shots in the dark without flash. “Astrophotography with a smartphone is something I thought we were years away from,” Michael says. His pro tip: set your phone up on a tripod and turn on Pro Mode or Ultra Bright Night Mode² for best results. “The Milky Way was so vibrant when I got the Pro Mode and Night Mode going.”

A small body of water surrounded by pine trees and greenery. There are snow-capped mountains in the distance. A small body of water surrounded by pine trees and greenery. There are snow-capped mountains in the distance.

Shoot, shoot, shoot

How can you capture unique, next-level perspectives in the wild like Michael does? According to him, practice makes perfect. “You shoot constantly and pull the diamonds from the rough.”

¹10x Hybrid Optic Zoom is only available on Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
²Ultra Bright Night is only available on the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.

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