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.
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8K Video Snap
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Turn a video into breathtaking stills

Just hit record. 8K Video Snap 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 Mode³ 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.”

¹ Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets. Check with your carrier for availability and details.
Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.
² 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom is only available on Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
³ Ultra Bright Night is only available on the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.

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