Photography / Still Photos

How to Capture Insta-friendly
Festive Moments

Deck your feed with picture-perfect snaps this holiday season.

Close up of a woman wrapped up in winter clothes, looking in to the camera holding a sparkler.

For every budding Insta-fluencer, Christmas time is a present in itself. When you’ve spent your year snapping your #OOTD every morning or Boomeranging high fives across the treadmill, the festive season offers up a whole new treasure trove of opportunities to make standout content.

And with all the fancy new camera features of the very latest smartphones, now you can fill your feed with images and videos that look like they’ve come straight from a studio. So to make the most of your pro-level smartphone camera, we’re helping you up your Insta-game just in time for Christmas with some top tips.

A close up of a food stand at a Christmas Market.
The back of a Samsung S10 smartphone
Dual Aperture

Give the gift of sharp photos with a lens that adapts to any light.

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Snap sharper photos in any light

You want picture perfection day and night. In fact, your followers expect nothing less. Whether you’re at a moonlit Christmas market or having a festive catch up over a long lunch, dual aperture gives you perfect photos in any light.

Try capturing some Christmas backdrops under different amounts of light (or lack thereof) and a dual aperture camera will automatically adjust to the scene, giving you that Insta-friendly shot you’re after. Plus, our latest Galaxy smartphones have powerful processers that take multiple frames and put them together to create a pixel-perfect image.

The back of a Samsung S10 smartphone
Dual Aperture

Give the gift of sharp photos with a lens that adapts to any light.

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A close up of a Christmas tree with fairy lights on the tree and in the background.
TIP

Use bokeh to bring Christmas showstoppers to the foreground of your photos.

Blur out backgrounds with bokeh

Manipulating light will make any Story pop. The glow from fireplaces, twinkling fairy lights and candle centrepieces on tables all offer interesting light sources to play with. Why not use the bokeh effect to really make your snap shine? It’ll blend and blur the background light, producing extra attitude in every photo you take. This is perfect when you want the star of your shot to stand out.

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Use bokeh to bring Christmas showstoppers to the foreground of your photos.

An overhead shot of a family sitting around a table on Christmas day eating Christmas lunch.

Fit the whole scene into one shot

It’s hard to scroll through your feed on Christmas Day without being met by an avalanche of family photos. But there’s only so far you can back up in your living room to fit every cousin, in-law and cat in. This is where ultra-wide smartphone cameras really earn their stripes as they can see it all.

This year, invite the neighbours round to see how many people (and pets) you can get into one shot without any shuffling or squishing. Both you and your followers will be amazed at the results.

A picture of a crowd of people at a Christmas market
TIP

Shoot a live short-form video and share instantly via next-generation 5G.

Capture the Christmas chaos with live video

Christmas is the perfect time of year to capture candid street scenes and the hustle and bustle of the High Street. Make an instant connection with your followers by sidelining stills and shooting video live on Instagram. This is a really authentic method to make content that instantly shows your skills as a filmmaker. And with the latest generation of 5G Galaxy smartphones, streaming from the street will be crisp, clean and clear. 5G connections are ultra-fast, eliminating stuttering and static from the content you share.

TIP

Shoot a live short-form video and share instantly via next-generation 5G.

A close up of a festive turkey on a plate surrounded by whole nuts.
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Scene Optimiser

Make Christmas special with the gift of flawless colour in every shot.

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Take pro-level photos with perfect tone

Food is always front of mind at Christmas time. The turkey, trimmings and trifles make for epic photos. But how can you make every shot worthy of your feed? Make sure that the colour in every image you take is bright and lifelike. The Galaxy S10 and Note10 come with tone-mapping technology that picks out every colour with amazing accuracy.

Position your smartphone in front of the rich reds of the cranberry sauce or the deep, dark tone of dad’s burnt turkey and capture contrasting colours. Through Scene Optimiser on the latest Galaxy smartphones, you can even enable Food Mode so that your intelligent camera adjusts to your subject instantly for a share-worthy shot.

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Scene Optimiser

Make Christmas special with the gift of flawless colour in every shot.

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'Tis the season to get snap happy

Capture stunning festive photos and videos with the Galaxy smartphone range.

Galaxy S10

Galaxy S10 | S10+

Galaxy Note10

Galaxy Note10 | Note10+

Galaxy A90 5G

Galaxy A90 5G

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