Three ways to capture your annual family photo with Huawei’s new flagship

2019-05-03 08:18
A few office family photos taken with the new Huawei P30 Pro.

A few office family photos taken with the new Huawei P30 Pro.

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Kids – they grow up so fast, so why not make it an annual tradition to capture your family growing up. With all the instigation and orchestration that goes behind getting the whole fam in line and everyone’s eyes open in one photo, a family pic is bound to build some memories.

But capturing an annual family photo isn’t only about securing a memory—it can help you appreciate your life more every day.

Gretchen Rubin, author of the best-selling book The Happiness Project, says one of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. “Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good,” she writes.

We played around with the Huawei P30 Pro’s features to see how you can capture your annual family photo with a phone. Here are three top tips:

1. The classic “Happy Holidays” photo 


The first way to capture your family is through the classic group photo – which can easily double up as a holiday card for Granny. Round up the troops and get everyone together in a comfortable, well-lit environment. You can make the photo a little more special by choosing a setting that says something about your family, letting everyone dress according to a theme or include pets or plants that are part of the family.  

A good function on the Huawei P30 Pro for a general group photo is either the HDR or HiVision mode. The phone’s 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera can also be used to make sure that everyone gets included in the family photo.

2. The picture-perfect portrait



Play around with individual photos by experimenting with portrait mode. A great way to play with this function is to focus on one family member in the foreground and have the rest of the family blurred in the background. The Huawei P30 Pro ToF (time-of-flight) camera for example can better blur photo backgrounds in portrait mode.

3. The family selfie

The golden rule for any family photo is to never leave a man behind. So, don’t let the poor middle child miss out on the annual photo again just because they were tasked with actually taking the photo. A few simple hacks to make sure no one gets excluded is through a selfie, self-timer or panorama mode.


This post is sponsored by Huawei produced by Brandstudio24 for News24.

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