The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” Andy Warhol
A photo is never just a photo. Photography has the potential to be art when lights and colors are infused with a narrative via emotion and expression. And that’s exactly why a love-story is best told through a photo journey.
Recently engaged, Sonaakshi and Nikhil wanted to capture their connection as it is now, immortalizing the beginning of their future together, in a photo shoot. From the environs of the sea-facing Taj Lands End, Mumbai to the Castella de Aguada, the Bandra Fort, and along the promenade at Bandstand, the couple spent a happy day with the ocean breeze in their hair, and the sound of the tide around them.
Yogi Trivedi from WeddingSutra Favorite – Oragraphy swapped his professional equipment with the OPPO Reno2 with its unrivaled camera technology. We have the lowdown on its spectacular features plus a ‘how-to’ so you can use the OPPO Reno2 to capture your own special moments.
Distance doesn’t matter
The OPPO Reno2’s 20X Digital Zoom translates into close-up clarity even from afar. Yogi says enthusiastically, “I tested the feature in both outdoor and indoor settings with amazing results. It’s your perfect companion for big weddings. Whether you’re close or far, you can take everything in perfectly. And, the device allows focal lengths to switch seamlessly, so you don’t have to fret about constantly having to re-focus the camera.” Yogi believes this is exactly the sort of tech that will help you bring back your honeymoon memories of exotic destinations with perfect shots.
A spark in the dark
Twilight is a magical time and a moonlit night is most romantic time for every young couple. But you don’t want mysterious silhouettes or blurry shadows. No natural light? No problem! Whether it’s romantic candle-lit dinners, lounging by the lanterns, being fabulous under fairy lights or even by the stars, the OPPO Reno2’s Ultra Dark Mode 2.0 will bring your mood, magic and details in every capture. Amp up our indoor shots and your “woke up like this” moments without irksome flashes.
Put soul in your selfies
The OPPO Reno2 introduces the world’s first Shark Fin Pop Up Camera with Bokeh Effect in video. Your selfie videos will have the depth and aesthetic of a professional shoot. Sonaakshi loves clicking spontaneous selfies and videos and sharing where she is or what she is doing with her friends. She was amazed at the movie-like quality of the selfie videos she took with Nikhil. Wedding photos showcase the best shots, but the more spontaneous, intimate, inner moments often get missed. With this feature, it’s easy to capture the fun of getting ready with your squad with a twist!
Every frame is fantastic
Focused shots in motion are almost unimaginable with phones. But, the OPPO Reno2’s new Ultra Steady Feature dynamic videos match the quality of purpose-built action cameras. Yogi says, “Its high frame rate and high precision pose prediction makes it perfect to capture steady videos even when on the move, like on your honeymoon.”
Not just a picture, a portrait!
A portrait doesn’t just show you how a person looks, it tells you who the person is. The OPPO Reno2’s dedicated Portrait Mode, HDR Portrait with AI Beautification for both front and rear cameras creates superior, quality images every time. No fewer than 6 different portrait settings ensure intricate details and perfect focus. This means you can concentrate on capturing the personality of your subject while the camera does all the rest; perfect for both photoshoots and natural photography. Yogi says, “I experimented with the bandwidth of its features working across a large spectrum of lighting, and got great results each time.”
Wider scopes for your wonderscapes
Scenic getaways? Large family? A stunning backdrop? The OPPO Reno2’s Ultra Wide Angle Mode means you’ll never have to trim your glorious background again. You’ll be able to create the perfect panoramic shot which will make it to your header photos on your social media pages and of course Instagram! Yogi says, “This feature is actually perfect for big fat Indian weddings! Whether it is beautiful locations, extravagant décor or our big Indian families, every important aspect is IN your picture.”
Tempt everyone to zoom in. The facets of your diamond, that tear caught in your eyelash, the beautifully presented gourmet meal in Europe? Yogi says, “The Ultra Macro Mode of the OPPO Reno2 captures glorious detail. Whether it’s the joy at your proposal, the subtle emotions at your engagement, the details of your jewelry or of course, the perfect meal or the bubbles in your champagne, you’ll be able to capture it all.”
Reel love makes you feel like a director
“One of the coolest features of the OPPO Reno2 has to be the Soloop editor,” Yogi explains, “You get smooth video quality and cool transitions. These can be edited frame by frame which means you can create a visual narrative of your journey – whether it is your love story or a travelogue of the places you’ve visited. This user-friendly feature allows you to edit on your phone without having to download software and produces spectacular results.”
Being a professional photographer, Yogi was amazed at the experience. He said, “Everything felt natural, comfortable and enjoyable, for me as well as Sonaakshi and Nikhil. It was the first shoot I have ever done that didn’t need additional equipment, light fixtures and yet, look at the quality of the pictures. They’re amazing! I am honestly very impressed by the range and quality of the features on offer with the OPPO Reno2. With the wedding season around the corner, I know this is the phone you want on hand to make your experiences truly memorable.”
Location: Taj Lands End Mumbai, Castella de Aguada, the Bandra Fort
Photo and Video: Oragraphy
Note: Two very cool OPPO Reno2 phones were the only equipment used in creating these priceless images.