Photographer BJ Pascual and rising filmmaker Samantha Lee talked about taking mobile photography and videography to the next level on the second leg of Samsung’s PASS10N Lab series of workshops held this week.
Pascual is among the Philippines’ coveted photographers, having shot many of the country’s most beautiful faces. Being a household name in the fashion industry, his photos have been embellished the covers of magazines in both country and abroad.
Pascual exclaimed, “You don’t need a professional camera to take great snapshots. You can use a smartphone with good features to have a well-curated Instagram page. One of the things I look at, whether it’s with my camera or my phone, is the lighting.”
On the other hand, Lee, one of the fastest-rising filmmakers of her generation, strongly advocates better representation of women and the LGBTQ+ community in the local cinema.
Lee is the director of the award-winning film Baka Bukas and the FAMAS Award-nominated Billie & Emma.
Lee cited, “I find inspiration everywhere. My feed is composed of the food I eat, the countries I visit, and just beautiful things I find in Manila and the world. I try to stay aware of my surroundings and notice the beauty in the little things.”
Both Pascual and Lee use the next generation Samsung Galaxy S10 to capture great moments for their social media accounts. The Galaxy S10’s True Vision Multi-Camera allows both content creators to take photos and videos when inspiration hits them.
The photographer elevates everyday moments with the Galaxy S10’s triple cameras, including the 12MP Dual Aperture Lens, the 16MP Ultra-Wide Lens for panoramic photos, and the 12MP Telephoto Lens for impressive optical zooming. Pascual’s selfies also become magazine-worthy with the smartphone’s front cameras, which offer a 10MP Dual Pixel UHD Selfie Lens.
The Galaxy S10 allows the best composition for all photos and automatically adjusts settings based on the subject.
Lee, as a director, took advantage of Galaxy S10’s 4K UHD Video, which can also be used on the front camera. The smartphone lets her shoot footage as if she was using a pro-level action camera as it automatically stabilizes the scene with Super Steady.
HDR10+ Recording lets the filmmaker shoot scenes and play it back with all the details, owing to the Galaxy S10’s rich color, contrast, and Dynamic Tone Mapping.
“The Galaxy S10 is already equipped with the best camera in the market,” added Pascual. “I’m confident going around Manila or even outside the country with just my smartphone because I know I can shoot something that I can confidently submit to a magazine editor or post on my social media feed.”
Lee concluded, “I like to explore and now I can just carry my essentials, including my Galaxy S10. I can take photos and shoot footage without having to worry about quality.”