Emotional Photography for Life’s
Most Important Moments

4 tips to help you capture true emotion on any occasion

If you’ve ever tried to capture that perfect photo of a graduation, a wedding or even just a kids’ birthday party, only to find that your finished image doesn’t quite convey the magic of the moment, you’re not alone. Capturing true emotion as it happens is difficult, especially when you’re caught up in the excitement yourself.

But with a bit of technical know-how and some state-of-the-art smartphone camera technology, we can help you turn every one of life’s major moments into unforgettable snapshots – without worrying about blurry smiles and red pupils.


Keep it candid

As much as we all love group photos, they don’t always hit the mark when it comes to conveying the authentic emotion behind the smiles – especially when your elderly grandfather is forced to bare his teeth and say cheese when all he wants to do is relax and enjoy the festivities. So, if you really want to catch him smiling, you’re going to have to think a little outside the box. Try snapping quick candid shots without drawing attention to your camera to make sure your subject isn’t posing and take more than one photo to give yourself a few options to pick from. If you’re having trouble catching them off guard, try to stay out of sight by hiding off to one side, or using your zoom to take shots from afar.


Don’t miss your moment

When it comes to capturing the really important things, sometimes all you have is a few seconds to grab the shot - whether it’s the moment a groom first sees his bride-to-be, or a graduate accepting their diploma on stage. But rather than trying to time your snap perfectly, you’re better off letting your phone do the work for you. With Single Take mode on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, all you have to do is hit record before the big moment, and sit back as your phone captures multiple shots, with multiple effects, zoom levels and lenses. Once Single Take has done its thing, you’ll have a wide variety of photos and formats to pick from, so you get the best possible shot every time.


Plan your portraits

Portraits are one of the best ways to create true time-capsule photos – the kind that make you look back and think, “look how happy I was” or “why was mum wearing that weird sweater?” But capturing great portraits requires a bit more forethought and planning than you might expect. Start by getting your subject and your camera into position; whether they’re sitting or standing, you’ll want to make sure you’re about eye-level so you’re not shooting up or down at them. You should also aim to get their whole body into frame, as you can always crop in once you’ve got the shot. Once you’re ready, tap once on their face to focus the camera on them, not the background, and adjust the light-levels using the slider until you have a picture you’re happy with. If you really want to step up your game, Portrait Mode can help you blur backgrounds and add artistic effects like bokeh to bring your subject to life.


Make memories,
not just images

Of course still imagery can only capture so much, and while snapshots of your special day can freeze moments in time, you run the risk of missing out on those little things that make a memory last forever. That’s where video comes into a league of its own. With 8K video on the latest Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, you can take stunning, picture perfect recordings of life as it happens, so you can watch your daughter blow out her 3rd Birthday candles as if you were reliving it in person. And with Flex Mode, you won’t have to worry about shaky hands rocking the shot – simply fold it halfway and set it down to create a tripod anywhere you like.

Ready for the next big thing?

Pick up any one of these epic Galaxy smartphones and start
snapping photos that will last a lifetime.

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