Shoot like a pro
Think you need a full camera kit to capture amazing photos? Think again!
With a Samsung Galaxy smartphone in hand and few tips from renowned surf photographer Rambo Estrada, we’ll have you shooting like a pro in no time.
This summer we challenged Rambo Estrada to test the cameras on our Samsung S8 and Note8 phones on a road trip around New Zealand’s best Instagram spots.
Rambo jumped at the challenge, pushing the camera hardware and software features to capture his shots in the ultimate testing ground. You can check out some of his amazing images on this page.
Ready to shoot like a pro on your Galaxy S8 or Note8? Here’s a list of easy ways to get the most out of your smartphone camera!
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Q&A with Rambo Estrada
WHY WERE YOU EXCITED TO WORK WITH SAMSUNG ON THE SHOOT LIKE A PRO CAMPAIGN?
I’ve always embraced new technology. I love testing the capabilities of a camera and pushing it to the limit. I wasintrigued to see how good the S8 and Note8 phone cameras are. I was keen to challenge myself and see just what sort of images I could produce from a phone too. Being able to shoot with a phone in the water* also had me amped.
HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT A WEEK ON THE ROAD WITH ONLY A PHONE?
I was pretty excited to leave my heavy backpack of camera gear at home and have everything I needed in my pocket!Taking a chopper into the mountains in Wanaka armed only with a phone definitely felt a bit weird, but when it came to actually shooting it was refreshing to just concentrate on what was in front of me like light and composition rather than getting distracted by a big kit of camera gear.