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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. …

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, …