photography

How to take award-winning photography using an Xperia smartphone

Xperia smartphones are renowned for their incredible cameras. The recently announced Xperia 1 comes complete with the world’s first Eye AF (auto focus) in a smartphone*, and its triple camera means you can take pro-level photos on-the-go. But the Xperia 1 isn’t the only Xperia smartphone with great camera capabilities. The XZ2 Premium has garnered …

Take amazing photos on the hoof: how to capture Chinese New Year photography on your XZ3

It’s official: we’re in the Year of the Pig, and celebrations across the world are well underway. The Chinese New Year begins according to the lunar calendar rather than on January 1, and this year’s Spring Festival ends on February 19 – giving you plenty of chances to snap incredible pictures on your Xperia XZ3. …

Xperia photo challenge: Incredible smartphone images captured by Xperia owners around the world

Last month, we told you all about our new-look monthly challenge, featuring incredible photography taken on Xperia smartphones. And needless to say, you didn’t disappoint us, submitting incredible imagery taken on devices including the XZ3 – with its 19MP Motion EyeTM camera – and the XZ2 Premium with its standout low-light capabilities. The theme for …

Have you taken incredible photography with your Xperia smartphone? Find out about our monthly challenge here!

Whether you’re a long-time Xperia smartphone owner or you unwrapped a shiny new XZ3 or XZ2 Premium this Christmas, you’ll know that these devices allow you to take incredible imagery. The XZ3’s Motion EyeTM camera means you’re able to capture high quality photos that will make you the envy of your Instagram followers, while we’ve …

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 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, …

World’s most photographed landmarks revealed; but we’re starting to tire of identical Instagrams

New pan-global* research released today by Sony Mobile has revealed the top 30 most photographed landmarks worldwide – a list topped by The Eiffel Tower and including Alhambra, The Colosseum, The Burj Khalifa and Big Ben. The #XperiaNewPerspectives research revealed that more than half of the Top 30 landmarks are shot from the same three …