29 April 2014 – KAvenyou was recently invited to LG’s LG G Pro 2 Photography Workshop with Zurina Bryant.
Zurina Bryant is a professional Profile Photographer and Digital Photographer who is based in Singapore. She shoots wonderful profile photos of celebrities and influential people in the industries. We managed to have a sit-down session with Zurina on some basic photography tips as well as a quick rundown of the new LG G Pro 2.
Previously we covered the launch of the phone about a month back with the full specifications. Here’s a refresher on the camera specifications before we move further:
– 13 MP Camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus)
– 120FPS HD Video Recording and Slow-Motion Editing: Records in 120fps HD and allows editing of video in three different speeds — one-half slow motion, one-fourth slow motion and original
– 4K ULTRA HD Recording: Records video footage in ultra-high definition mode for playback on 4K TV sets
– Magic Focus: After the shot is taken, users have the option to select the preferred depth of focus before saving. Users can also press the all-in-focus icon to make every object in the frame look their sharpest
– Natural Flash: Offers more balanced color temperature and exposure for the most natural-looking photos compared to images taken with a normal flash
– Flash for Selfie: Reduces the size of the preview screen and adds a bright white background for more “soft” lighting in self-portrait mode
– Burst Shot: Takes up to 20 continuous shots and automatically edits them to create a video of the captured images
It also runs on a 3200 mAh battery for longer lasting usage as well as a massive 5.9” Full HD IPS Display. Talk about doing full day photoshoots with your mobile!
Being both an Android and iOS user, it does become second nature for me when using the phone. With the new camera functions, it did boost photo-taking to a newer level. But, as a photographer, I tend to stay true to just the Manual functions. It was nice to have the Magic Focus though as it allows the user to first take a photo and then choose the focal point after. Neat right? I would say so myself!
Also, anyone who loves taking selcas with the front-facing camera will not need to worry about terrible lightings as Natural Flash is now introduced to the G Pro 2.
Here are some of the sample photos I took during my time with the phone.
Like I mentioned in my coverage of the G Pro 2 launch, LG developed a safer and more secure way of unlocking your phone with the function called KNOCKcode™. The lock pattern can be entered on a blank screen using anywhere from two to eight taps. That allows more than 80,000 possible combinations for an unmatched level of security.
Because the screen shows no visible or detectable outline for the pattern, KNOCKcode™ is virtually impossible for outsiders to duplicate. It can also be entered on any part of the display, making it one-handed friendly.
Overall, I had a wonderful time with the phone. It is very user friendly and has very advanced functionality that will attract photographers to get.
The LG G Pro 2 is available now at M1, Singtel, Starhub and other authorised LG mobile retailers at a recommended retail price of S$828.
For more on the LG G Pro 2 Launch we covered in March, head over here: LG launches LG G Pro 2 in Singapore!
For more on Zurina Bryant, head over to her site: Zurina Bryant Photography