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London shot on a Samsung Galaxy phone
Los Angeles and New York shot on a Samsung Galaxy phone
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Find a unique angle

Famous places are often shot the same way. Look up pictures of your favourite building on Instagram. and you'll probably find that a lot of people have shot it in almost the exact same way. What are those shots missing? Put simply: you.

Your vision, your style and your experience aren't in those shots. How can you add your unique view? Try shooting architecture from a fresh angle, or focus on details in the facade that are usually overlooked. Maybe you see a hidden beauty that others miss. That's what makes a great shot.

London shot on a Samsung Galaxy phone
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Choose a subject that interests you

Of course, this challenge isn’t just about popular landmarks. Any subject can be good if you view it the right way.

Put your phone down and look out for subjects that interest you. You never know where your next bit of inspiration might come from. Once you've chosen a subject, play with lots of angles, positions and compositions. You'll be glad you did.

Los Angeles and New Jersey shot on a Samsung Galaxy phone
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Go for the wow factor

Review your photos and choose the one that will make people wonder how you captured it. Ask yourself what would make you say “wow” if you saw it in your feed. You're looking for the pic that makes you feel something, not just see something.  Think about what that is and go with your gut. 

New York shot on a Samsung Galaxy phone
Dual Aperture

Note9's dual aperture lens adjusts to light like a human eye which means you can take great dynamic shots day or night.

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Make that photo pop off the screen

Colour temperature is the first step to an awesome Instagram post, and matching your colour to the conditions of the day will make your photo pop. Did you shoot on a cloudy day, or was it bright and sunny? Cooling down or warming up your colour will make your subject show up on screen the way you saw it in person.

Don't just rely on your phone's filters—use your editing tools to really make the shot your own. Play with contrast and saturation, shadows and highlights. Instagram has a host of editing options, and there are a plethora of editing apps out there, too such as VSCO, Snapseed, and Adobe Lightroom, for starters.

Dual Aperture

Note9's dual aperture lens adjusts to light like a human eye which means you can take great dynamic shots day or night.

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How to Join the Challenge

Visit us on Instagram for inspiration, then share your best city pics #withGalaxy.

Top tools for city photography

Grab this gear, then get out there and bring us some beauty #withGalaxy.

Galaxy Note9

Galaxy Note9

MicroSDXC EVO Memory Card w/ Adapter 128GB

128GB EVO Memory Card

VSCO Editing App

VSCO Editing App