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Like most people, my phone has become almost an extension of myself. I use it to keep track of upcoming events, keep in contact with friends and family, blog, tweet, pin, share, stumble … and I’ll occasionally make a phone call with it too.
However, the thing that is used the most on my phone is the camera. My kids’ high school and college graduations, birthdays, music performances, sporting events, proms, travels … I have to photograph everything. I love taking photos … they’re priceless memories I can never recapture. I like to photograph to remember it all. I have to preserve it all.
So, when the opportunity to test the new Samsung Galaxy S8 came up, I was ecstatic, particularly so I could try out the camera function.
The camera quality is superb. I wish I had this phone when my kids were little. Oh, the photos I could have taken!
Although I’m not very tech-savvy, I was impressed by what the Samsung Galaxy S8 offers:
It’s a beautiful design (available in several colors) with sleek lines and fits in the hand reasonably easily.
One of my favorite places to visit in Nashville is Twitty City. This place is beautiful in the summer and pure magic during the Christmas season. Here’s where I put the camera to test. This time I was in front of the camera and my son was the photographer.
The camera quality is a dream come true for anyone who enjoys taking pictures of places or loved ones. As an amateur photographer, I like to be able to point and shoot at something within a moment, without having to spend a lot of time messing around with different settings; and this camera allowed me to do just that.
The camera captures colors beautifully. The colors are vibrant and crisp, no editing necessary.
Of course, I had to take selfies. The camera softens and brightens your skin, making you look almost airbrushed in the best way possible.
Here, I wanted to see how well the camera captures motion. Really sharp, I do say so myself.
Do you see how well the camera captures the tree leaves on the right? You can see every detail.
What I also love about this camera is that it is incredible at creating a shallow depth of field (with an aperture of 1.7,), which gives almost a professional SLR quality to the images.
The images it takes are sharp, the colors are beautiful, and each photo comes out Instagram-ready, little editing necessary. Even though it was a cloudy day, the colors are rich and balanced and the camera focused precisely.
I’m impressed with the camera’s macro capabilities. The rose in the foreground is crisp and in focus, while the rest is blurred.
Sometimes kids (especially teenagers) get annoyed with their parents for taking so many pictures. It kind of grates on their nerves. Let me tell you, someday, they’ll be extremely happy to have piles and piles of gorgeous, carefully considered photos of their childhood, through the lens of their parent’s eye. My two grown children look at some of the old photos and cry. Those photographs capture everything that was beautiful about their childhood, and they give permanence to their past.
My kids are the best thing I have in this world, and moms get to be a little nutty about it all sometimes. Someday your kids will thank you for all the pictures you’ve snapped, for the beauty you saw in their every gesture, and for preserving those ordinary, extraordinary moments of their childhoods.
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Are you that mom who takes lots of photos of their kids? What device do you use to capture it all?