Cell Phone Photography- Shooting on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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 Today I want to blog about Photography, and what I use to shoot photo’s on the go. For me, the quickest way to snap a beautiful image of God’s creation is by using a cell phone. My cell phone is ALWAYS on me. I don’t go anywhere without it, especially when I hit the trails. I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on preorder day. I received it in a couple of weeks along with the Samsung Gear VR as part of the preorder package. I linked the websites so you can review the specifications of each device, but I will go ahead and give you the specs on the camera of the S7 Edge. The S7 Edge features a 12MP rear camera with dual pixel CMOS 5MP front camera according to Samsung. A lot of people were disappointed to find out the rear camera had less pixels than the previous S6 version but with changes to the lenses, it actually is a better camera. It’s the best camera on a cell phone I’ve ever owned. There are many comparisons to an iPhone 6/ 6S camera that you can look up on YouTube, but I am not writing to compare which phone camera is better, I am simply writing to discuss what I use on the day to day as an avid photography lover. The photo’s attached in this blog show great detail of what I am able to achieve with the S7 Edge and the famous app from Instagram. I love editing my images in Instagram because of the extra features inside the filter options. You can really add life to the photo’s and it captures so much more than our eyes can see.

Some of my favorite places to take photo’s in Northwest Arkansas are, Wishing Springs Trail to Bella Vista Lake, Blowing Springs and parts of SlaughterPen to North Bentonville Trail. There is nothing like riding your bike and stopping to discover all that is offered in this beautiful area of the world! As soon as I see something that catches my eye, I shoot it and go on to something else. I will usually take about 10 pictures during my ride and come home to edit and share across social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and my blog. I occasionally will take the selfie stick and put it in reverse while Sydney is driving to capture some really cool photography from the road. The way the sun shines on the window can really be enhanced with some cool edits. I also like to capture wildlife in action. You can really get a glimpse of what God has given to us through creation if you just stop to take a photo, instead of constantly going through the hustle and bustle of life. My challenge to you is, find a good camera, go out to the woods, and just “Be Still and know that He is God”, I promise, you will be amazed at what you can share with the world! 

Till Next Time, 

Virgil Boggs 

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