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    There’s no doubt you’ve already caught wind of our Xperia Photo Academy that’s been running over the last few weeks. Our online tutorials from some of the World’s best photographers have been offering tips & tricks on contrast, perspective and low light photography, helping to ensure you’re making the most of the Xperia Z3’s camera.

    Well, this week our team in Indonesia joined forces with renowned fashion photographer Rio Motret (Instagram: RioMoret) to take these tutorials offline, setting up an interactive photography workshop. Rio Motret showcased first-hand just how easy it is to master and maximise smartphone photography skills covering four key modules – contrast, perspective, low light and high fashion photography.

    Participants were also tasked with an Xperia photo hunt challenge – battling against the clock with just 30 minutes to find, tag and upload their own image based on each lesson they learned  for the chance to win an Xperia Z3!

    Check out the superb images that were taken by the Xperia users below, and if you’re feeling inspired why not check out the Xperia Photo Academy tutorials for yourself!

    From photography classes to product updates – this week also marks the roll out of the latest smartwatch 2 software enhancement.

    Smartwatch 2 update

    This latest update allows smartwatch 2 wearers to fully customise and personalise their smartwear device with a range of new features.

    Including interchangeable watch faces, fun emoticons, the introduction of sort app – allowing you to order and organise your list of applications and a new do not disturb functionality.

    Speaking of smartwatches, have you seen our latest unboxing video for smartwatch 3? Check it out below.

    Last but not least, we’ve got a little news from our friends at the PlayStation Blog who have just opened up the voting for your favourite PlayStation Game of 2014. Head over to the Game of the Year Awards page to vote on which PS3, PS4, PSP (amongst a host of other categories) topped your gaming list this year.

    The results will be announced in early January alongside our annual Editors’ Choice Awards so watch this space!

    That’s it from us this week – enjoy your weekend of last minute Christmas shopping!

    Anthony Devenish

    PR Manager

    Wearables, software and digital PR geek. Northerner (trying not to be a hipster) in London.