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Five Xperia camera features you need to explore

When you hit the camera app on your Xperia the mode you’ll find automatically set is Superior Auto. You could spend your entire mobile life using Superior Auto and you’re unlikely to have many complaints. ISO, shutter speed, white balance, the phone does all the thinking for you meaning all you need to do is …

How to take better photos of fireworks

Back in September we came across these spectacular shots of Hanabi, Japan’s summer-long fireworks festival. Suitably impressed, we got in touch with photographer Keisuke Nakazawa to see how his expertise could help smartphone photographers up their own firework photography game. Keisuke grabbed the Xperia XZ1 (packed with all the latest Sony camera innovations) and headed …

How to festival-proof your phone this summer

The sun is shining, tent sales are through the roof, and the streets are filled with the dull hum of people discussing which headliners they are most excited about seeing. Truly, festival season is upon us. While gallivanting in a muddy field is a lot of fun, it isn’t without its issues. So, here at …

How to take better low light photography at live music shows

Scrolling through the album app on your phone after a mind-blowing gig usually leads to disappointment. Plenty of movement and low light levels often combine to make capturing decent pictures of your favourite band tougher than you would expect. We asked professional live music photographer Abi Raymaker, who has snapped musicians all over the globe, …