A photographic opportunity with Three and Samsung S9:
I am an iPhone girl through and through – it’s Apple all the way. So I thought until I was offered the opportunity to take part in a wonderful Gallery photography project with Samsung and Three who invited a group of UK bloggers and digital influencers to experiment with a brand new and super slick Samsung Galaxy S9 phone. Now my head has been turned.
I was lent a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 phone, and over a two week period, I had to get out about experimenting with its superb camera taking a selection of pictures. I submitted my three favourites to the team at Traverse Events and Three. They went on to choose one of my pictures to be displayed in the Herrick Gallery in Mayfair
….Mayfair gallery I hear you say!!
Well as you can imagine I was very excited at the prospect of one of my photos being exhibited in a prestigious West End Gallery – who wouldn’t be!
There was also the opportunity to attend five different tailor-made photography workshops with super successful photographers to learn some tricks of the trade, unfortunately, I was away on a press trip and I was unable to make any of the dates which was very disappointing.
Photography has long been my passion; I’m a bore to walk around with as I’m forever stopping to photograph things and places that inspire me, I am a very visual person and see the world in pictures.
Mobile photography has changed the world’s perception of photography; we are all photographers, living in a very visual world with immediate access to our cameras. Each telling our stories in pictures… be it of our friends and family, our food or our adventures and travels. Social media has given each and every one of us a platform.
The Samsung S9 is remarkably lightweight, black, shiny and beautifully smooth with rounded edges and a crystal clear screen. Once I got the hang of navigating my way around an android phone, which is entirely different to an iPhone, I began to really enjoy it. The best thing for me, without a doubt, was the camera.
You can take photos at any time of day without thinking twice. It has two f-stop modes and the Dual Aperture adapts to both bright and super low light automatically, like the human eye. But you can also flex your artistic side by playing with the aperture to create mood. It has a specific setting for food, which is great for us bloggers.
Anyway, on to my pictures…. Time was limited. I had a trip into town where I was walking through Bloomsbury when I came across some wonderfully striking and colourful skyscrapers which made me stop, look up and get the phone out, I couldn’t get over just how vibrantly the Samsung captured the colour. This felt like an invitation to explore and seek out colour.
Next stop Latitude, which was a sea of colour and nature all rolled into one. Perfect for a few photo opportunities.
Just down the road from Latitude is the beautiful seaside town of Southwold, I was immediately drawn to the candy box coloured beach huts.
With my collection complete I submitted my photos though it wasn’t until the Gallery opening I was able to see which picture of mine had been selected.
The Herrick Gallery on Piccadilly was open to the public for two days and on the final evening they hosted a fabulous VIP party where all of the participants were able to celebrate their achievements, albeit on one of the hottest days of the year, with the fizz flowing. What a fabulous evening!
I was very proud to see my beach huts hanging in pride of place on the wall and was wonderfully impressed with all the other submissions. There was an amazing collection of 50 photographs. It goes to show what brilliant pictures you can take with a Samsung S9.
This has been such a great project to be involved in, thank you to Michael at Traverse Events and all of the team at Three.
Please do check my Instagram photos at: lucyonthego1.