My 6 Months Photo Journal Using Huawei P20 Pro

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Freeze memorable moments… that’s what we all like to do these days and sharing it on social media. So to have the convenience of a good camera that you can instantly whip out from our pocket means the chance of capturing those random and unplanned moments will be higher. So here are those random memories that I’ve captured with Huawei P20 Pro for the last six months…


That One night in Paris…

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Paris – A moment to remember

It was less than 24 hours after I received the newly unveiled Huawei P20 Pro. I looked out of my hotel window and saw this gorgeous view of Paris. With only three fingers holding the phone and risking dropping the phone, I’ve managed to take a four-second Night shot through that small opening from the window.

That’s the first big WOW I gave to P20 Pro. The picture just popped. Even without any editing, it was already a gorgeous and “ready to publish” kind of shot. The alleys were not under exposed, the lights were not blown out by the long exposure. It was almost unnecessary for me to edit this shot… but I did slight tweaks with Lightroom on the phone. Can you see that difference?


That Time I Met The Stars…

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Lily James strolling down the red carpet

I was at the red carpet event for the premiere of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society in Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. Lily James, the leading lady in the film graciously strolled down the red carpet. I frantically took out my phone and snapped this shot. There was no time for me to choose settings on the camera. I just let the AI (artificial intelligence) do its work.

And that shot was spot on. Made this little fan boy very happy. I loved her from the movie, Baby Driver, with Ansel Elgort. If you can’t recognise her, she’s that waitress, aka Baby’s girlfriend.

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Glen Powell (right) and screenplay writer, Thomas Bezucha (left)

The P20 Pro did a great job again for this moment where Glen Powell was welcoming the screenplay writer with a hug on the red carpet. It was perfect that the AI chose to use Portrait mode and precisely blurred out the co-author of the book, Annie Barrows and gave the focus on two men’s special moment. SPOT ON!


That Time I Had Hainanese Chicken Rice In Russia…

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Our Singaporean moment on a Russian cruise

It was our 11th day on a Uniworld cruise in Russia. By now, we being Asians, started to miss our Asian food. So we somehow got the Caucasian chef onboard to cook us Hainanese chicken rice. Hahaha… my friend’s mum gave the chef some instructions on how to cook it. She also brought her own chilli and ginger to make the Singaporean dish PERFECT!!! A food porn moment where we had to capture and share on social media immediately. You have no idea how happy we all were.


That ME Time During My Travels…

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Me & a blossoming tree in Kensington, London

My sister taught me this when I was only 12 at the zoo.  “Who knows that you’ve been to that place if you didn’t take a picture of yourself in it?”  she asked after showing her photos of the animals in the zoo. So based on her philosophy… I never visited the zoo.

I guessed that’s how it got me started in taking pictures of myself wherever I go. I just needed that as a reason to tell people I am not narcissistic… much.

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After the Colour Run

And I would need help from others to help me take a picture most of the time. If I passed them a proper camera, sometimes I would need to give them some simple instruction on how to operate it. But when I pass them a smartphone, they always know how to take a picture. Plus the Portrait mode on Huawei P20 Pro is smart enough to segregate me from the rest of the background to make me the focus… HAHAH FTW!!!

And even when I forgot to turn on the Portrait mode, the AI will automatically turn it on. Now I can trust whoever that helps me take a shot with the P20 Pro to take a good shot of me or at least a decent shot. I also love the vibrant colours that P20 Pro produced for these shots.


That Backlit Moment…

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My Staycation at Hotel Indigo Katong

You know that dilemma of… should I be the focus or that scenic view outside of the window? Because either you will be dark and underexposed or the scenery outside of the window will be overexposed till it’s blown out. This happens whenever we need to take a backlit shot by the window. With P20 Pro’s Night Mode, those annoying backlit shot days are over. You can keep those details of in the foreground and the background. Maybe tweak a little in Lightroom and it is another beautiful shot right off the phone.


That I Am Still Singaporean…

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Waiting for NDP rehearsal to start at Marina Bay Sands

Having to lug a camera when I travel, Singapore is the only place in the world you will least likely see me wondering around with a camera. So the only camera I had with me all the time will be my smartphone. So to have a decent camera on the smartphone just makes me want to capture more candid side of my favourite country. Nothing patriotic… just that I am proud of it.

This is my home… looking pretty like a masterpiece even before the edit… It is my habit to always edit my pictures to give it that “UMPH” factor. Having a good camera system on P20 Pro which take pictures with great details and right exposures meant that I need less time and effort to edit since I’m already starting off with a perfect shot or almost perfect photo. *based on a photographer’s perspective lah… if you are not picky they are perfect… hahaha just saying…

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This is our Singapore.. a masterpiece event without the edit

Hope that you like my photo journey with Huawei P20 Pro for the past six months. It is really an everyday camera for everyone… Pro or non-pro… The Master AI Photography mode will do the work for you. It’s time to go out to SHOOOT with Huawei P20 Pro world’s first Triple Camera System on a smartphone co-engineered with Leica.

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