3 tips to take photos that capture the essence of humanity


A portrait with the eyes in focus will help draw the viewer into the image, creating a lasting impression.

FOR all aspiring photographers, OPPO has partnered with National Geographic – yes, the NatGeo – to host the 2121 Malaysia Future Photography contest.

To ensure the colours of today endure till the year 2121, NatGeo photographer Joel Sartore favours the OPPO Find X3 Pro to capture endangered species in all their gorgeous hues.

This partnership between OPPO and NatGeo – long known for its storytelling prowess through imagery – is to raise awareness through conservation photography.

Sartore has spent decades wielding his camera to conserve natural spaces and the habitats they support. His believes that great photographs, and the stories behind them, have the power to save species and the habitats they need to survive.

“So, I hope these images ‘go to work’, both today and a hundred years from now, to inspire everyone to care about the planet, ” he said.

OPPO invites you to memorialise one thing that you would like to see preserved until 2121 – be it nature’s gems, unbroken landscapes, or even your favourite person on this Blue Marble.

OPPO has three trade secrets to share that will help you capture the essence of humanity in your shots even while you stay indoors:

  1. Colour composition and lighting

We have all had a moment when our photo turns out overexposed because of the camera’s autofocus. The best way to give your photos that detailed and high-contrast look is by using natural light. Sunlight gives you the chance to play around with shadows and highlights without needing to fuss over colour correction.

The OPPO Find X3 Pro is also equipped with AI Highlight Video that automatically switches between Ultra-Night Video and Live HDR, allowing you to capture true-to-life colours without worrying about low-light or overexposure.

Not to mention the Find X3 Pro is capable of 10-bit colour which is ground-breaking in itself ensuring absolute and real colours, making the Find X3 Pro a convenient tool for professional photography.

The Find X3 Pro camera is able to capture and display 64 times the number of colours with its 1 billion colour camera compared to other devices’ 8-bit colour system.The Find X3 Pro camera is able to capture and display 64 times the number of colours with its 1 billion colour camera compared to other devices’ 8-bit colour system.

  1. Use the ‘rule of thirds’

Don’t worry, this isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Simply put, this just means that when the subject of your photo is framed in the intersections of your composition, it will turn out more visually appealing than the traditionally centred shot.

With the Find X3 Pro world first’s 50MP ultra wide-angle, you can capture even more details in a single instance, allowing more flexibility with your shots with zero distortion. You can use this to your advantage by using different perspectives to make your photos unique.

Find X3 Pro has the world's first 50MP ultra wide-angle lens that captures more details in a single instance, giving you more flexibility with zero distortion.Find X3 Pro has the world's first 50MP ultra wide-angle lens that captures more details in a single instance, giving you more flexibility with zero distortion.

  1. Shoot many, keep a few

Lastly, be prepared to take a lot of photos. Some of the best results come from candid moments when your model may be laughing or smiling. Those are the photos that bring out the humanity in mundane moments.

Capturing their gaze can really add life to the overall photo and allow the subjects to tell their own story through the shot.

Preserve today, for tomorrow, in your photos. If you want to be in the running to win attractive prizes, be sure to only use the hashtag #TheStarXOPPO when you enter the competition.

Interested to learn more about FindX3 Pro? You can visit OPPO’s website or its webstore on Shopee or Lazada.

For more information on the contest, visit https://oppomy.com/2121MalaysiaFuturePhotographyContest/tc/ or click here for contest mechanics.

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