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Throwback 2021

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January and February are always the less exciting months of each year. Each new year begins with low key vibes, but as time passes by, things are getting slowly more and more thrilling. One of the most exciting things that happened during these two months must have been the launch of the new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

For a photographer like myself, it is always interesting to try out a new device and see how this device can take my, in this case mobile, photography to the next level. I published a blog post that describes which are the features that make this smartphone a must have and why you should consider purchasing a Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, if you are in the market for a new smartphone. Read it here.
Throwback 2021The months that followed I felt the need to escape the Viennese bitter cold temperatures and the lockdown in Vienna in order to keep things going. It is important to me to remain creative even in challenging times. Therefore, I escaped to Chania Old Town where I spent 2 months, March and April. Chania’s colourful buildings and the vibrance of Mediterranean culture were all the inspiration I needed.

When I look back at this year, I realize, that was the wisest decision I took at that moment. These 2 months were the best months of the year because they gave me the opportunity to do so many things, and as far as work is concerned, to create content with my Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
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May found me back to my beloved Vienna where the temperatures, in the meantime, had gotten warmer. That translates automatically to long walks and taking photos around the city with my Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. 

Throwback 2021

In June, I flew back to Greece for the usual annual island hopping. Off to discover new islands and taking photos of them. The photos above were taken in Patmos and Symi island with my Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.  

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In July, work assignments brought me to Salzburg and its surroundings. I had the honour to begin working for Schloss Leopoldskron and worked on an exciting project with Eugendorf Tourism board. These opportunities gave me the chance to meet so many nice people, discover new places and create content. In fact, the photos above were all taken with my Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5GI spent August in Vienna. While August is a holiday month for most Europeans, it was a quiet month for me. I focused on work. I visited the cafes of my neighbourhood and worked from there. I edited photos and planned the projects for the coming months. At the end of August, I published a blog post where I gave 8 photography tips that help you to make the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G camera.

 

Throwback 2021

In an effort to catch the last bits of summer before it ends, I flew back to my home country in September. The endless palette of colours found in the sky never ceases to amaze me. In the photos above you see me trying to capture these colours with my Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. 

Galaxy Buds2In October I found myself back in Vienna. When in Wien, I prefer working from the cafe of my neighbourhood, instead of working alone at home. This month I received a new pair of Galaxy Buds2 which help me focus on work because of the Active Noise Cancelling that blocks the outside noise and lets me enjoy my music undisturbed. That makes working in cafes easy and fun!

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

In November I switched to Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Read my article to find out why.

December in Bruges

December found me in Bruges for the first time. What a beautiful country Belgium is. And how beautiful is the architecture, how cosy are the cafes there. 

I started the year, as many of you, at a standstill in lockdown and ended it in Abu Dhabi.

A year in which there were so many things to be grateful for.

Grateful for the experiences, the lessons, the opportunities and the adventures that have come my way. 

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#iSwitched

#iSwitched

#iSwitched. From my primary mobile phone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G. Please keep reading to see the reasons behind my decision.

Samsung is pushing the envelope in innovation, and I find it so exciting to watch the progress of a foldable smartphone over the years. Last year I was a user of the Galaxy Z Flip. This year I own the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Most mobile phones you can buy these days are made flat. And I guess that’s one of the reasons that make the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 so unique. Because it’s different, it’s impressive. It’s an eye-catcher wherever you go. People who haven’t seen a phone like this before get impressed. So it’s safe to say the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 brought some cool factor into the game, and it has been enjoyable to use so far.

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Here are five reasons that made me switch. In other words, why you may also consider switching to a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3:

1. Compact Form Factor
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a hit with ladies. It fits everywhere! Having a smartphone that fits in most of my small pockets and small handbags is impressive! Fold it and put it in your pocket. And when out of pocket, the screen is big enough for practical use and reading.

2. Flex Mode
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 works like a tripod. Prop it on any surface, adjust the angle and take the shot.

And for those who are sceptical and afraid that the screen may crack and prevent the smartphone from folding, Samsung claims that the hinge has been tested and retested for durability to help ensure that it stands up to the folds and unfolds of everyday living, so that you get the most out of your foldable device. 

The innovation and the artistry behind the technology of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 need to be appreciated.

3. Iconic Cover Screen
By default, the 1.9-inch Cover Screen displays the time, the battery and the date. In addition, you have access to various widgets and notifications by swiping left and right. You don’t always have to open the phone to see those. Instead, swipe and interact with them intuitively.

4. IPX8 Water Resistance
I do not plan to dunk the phone in the water nor drop it in a puddle, but you can do it if you want to. What I love doing is taking photos of raindrops or film when it rains. And when I do that, I want to be on the safe side. I want to know in advance that the phone will be just fine and that I will have fantastic raindrop shots.

5. Lavender case perfectly colour coordinated with my Galaxy Buds2
My case comes with a very cool ring loop that keeps the two parts of the case together. But if you wish to get rid of the loop, you can unclip it from the inside. I prefer keeping the ring loop, as it allows me to get a good grip of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, and it also serves as a pop socket. I chose the lavender colour because it perfectly matches my Galaxy Buds2.

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The verdict: If you love the idea of a folding phone, don’t look any further. 

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GALAXY S21 Ultra 5G

GALAXY S21 Ultra 5G

Since the beginning of 2021 when Samsung launched the new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, I was fortunate enough to be amongst the first to own this device. During the past three months, I became familiar with the device and its features. I thought I would share my experiences and let you know which are my favourite features and why you should consider purchasing a Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, if you are in the market for a new smartphone. Let’s now go through the features that make the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G the ultimate smartphone.

 

3 things I love about the S Pen

1. It turns notes into text with just one tap.

2. The “Smart Select” allows me to select a specific part from any image and save this as a JPG!

3. The S Pen allows for an incredible degree of precision in your work. Especially if you are someone like me who likes to edit photos in the phone, it makes your image editing process quicker and easier.

 

8K Video SNAP

8K Video Snap lets you grab your favorite moment from an 8K video and convert it into an ultra-high resolution photo. It is particularly useful if you make Instagram Reels, cause you can use the high resolution photo as your cover for the Reel!

A little HOW TO guide for you

Step1: Find an epic location and start filming a video.

Step 2: After filming the 8K video, go to gallery and play the video!

Step 3: Click on the “Snap” icon at the top left to get high resolution photos of scenes you want to save as an image.

 

SINGLE TAKE

Can’t decide between taking a photo or a video? With the “Single Take” feature of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G you can do both!

The “Single Take” shooting mode lets you shoot several photos and videos simultaneously with JUST ONE CLICK!

A little HOW TO guide for you: Press the shutter button one time and wait from 5 to 15 seconds!

With just one click, you get several options to choose from: Filtered videos, Filtered photos, Speed effect clips, Boomerang, Wide/cropped shots, Highlight videos.

 

NIGHT MODE

I would describe myself as more like a natural light, day time photographer. I usually don’t take photos after sunset time. The “Advanced Night mode” feature of my Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G made me curious about the outcome, so I found an interesting low-light photo opportunity in my little town and started shooting photos.

You have 4 different lenses to choose from: Ultra wide, wide, Tele 1, Tele 2!

I’ve been pretty impressed by the image quality of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

What makes the “Advanced Night mode” feature of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G so amazing are the following characteristics: 12 MP, AI technology, Faster Bright Night sensor and enhanced noise reduction.

 

DIRECTOR’S VIEW

The “Director’s View” mode allows you to record from both front and back cameras at the same time & choose between three angles without losing any action. What an amazing tool not only for Youtubers, but for anyone who enjoy sharing happy moments with friends and family!

GALAXY S21 Ultra 5G

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is my main smartphone for 2021. It’s the device I use everyday, therefore most of my photos are taken with this. All the features mentioned in this blog post are really easy and fun to use and you can see me using them if you follow along on Instagram. I can’t wait to bring my Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G to places I’ve never been to before, create iconic photos and film 8K cinematic videos that we all enjoy to watch.  

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Galaxy Tab S7

Last year I published a blog post for the Galaxy Tab S6: when I use it and why. You can check it out here.

A lot has changed since last year.

I upgraded to the Galaxy Tab S7 which is now the newest tablet from Samsung. And of course, as we all know, this year everything has become a little bit more digital. It’s a year where we have been urged to stay at home, spend more time at home, and work from home. Our real life social interactions have been reduced and we all spent a little bit more time in front of our screens. People now use technology as a bridge across physical distances and are experimenting with new kinds of socially distanced gatherings such as virtual dinner parties, virtual yoga classes etc.

As a result, the Galaxy Tab S7 has become my life-saver this year. And because it’s the device that I use the most, as Anna and I were brainstorming at the beginning of November, we came up with the idea to make the video that you see in this blog post.

The Galaxy Tab S7 comes in two different sizes, the Galaxy Tab S7 (11-inch) and the Galaxy Tab S7+ (12.4-inch) and in three amazing colors: mystic bronze, mystic silver, mystic black.

What I love about the tablet in general is the diversity of use you can get from them. Some people use their tablets as their everyday laptop. Some people use them just for watching media. Some people use them for drawing and making notes with the S Pen.

There are so many things you can be doing with the newest tablet from Samsung. Given the current global situation and the tablet’s multifunctionality, turns out, this tablet is not luxury, but a necessity.

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Unpacked 2020

Unpacked 2020

I’m happy to share that like last year, Samsung Austria once again invited me to their Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco. This year, the UNPACKED 2020 event took place in a venue located right next to the Palace of Fine Arts, one of my favourite spots in Frisco. During the event, Samsung presented their new innovative devices such as the Galaxy Z flip, the Galaxy S20, and the Galaxy Buds+ etc.

Unpacked 2020

Since I have been a long time Galaxy fan, I feel lucky for being one of the early participants who got to see first hand, Samsung’s new devices that will change the shape of the future. If you wish to have a look at the Unpacked 2020 Event, you can watch it here.

Unpacked 2020

After the Unpacked Event, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at Media Noche. Then we all headed to the Galaxy Creators Lounge. Samsung set up a creative space with several photography booths that gave us the opportunity to create photos using the new Samsung devices. That was a lot of fun, I have to say. We spent several hours in the Galaxy Creators Lounge and then went for dinner at a sushi place.

Both events were held during the first day of my trip in San Francisco. We had two more days to explore the city, walk around, visit cute cafes and restaurants and of course, take pictures and test the camera of the Galaxy S20.

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

The photos that you see in this blog post were taken by the talented, San Francisco based, Viceth Vong. He was invited by Samsung to join us for a photo walk and to show us his favorite spots in the city. Of course we had the master himself take a few pics of us while we were testing the camera of the Galaxy S20 and the camera of the Galaxy Z flip. If you wish to have a look at the photos that we took with the S20, please click here.

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

Now, if you’d like my honest opinion on both of these mobile devices, I’d be glad to tell you. I think that the Galaxy Z flip is a statement smartphone, a smartphone that will catch everyone’s attention. It’s a playful premium device with a smooth, sleek and symmetrical design. However, if I am out there in the market, looking for a high resolution mobile camera that will perform at its best under every condition, then I’d go for the Galaxy S20.

If you’d like to get an exclusive Galaxy S20 pre-order offer, please click here. This offer is valid is valid until the 8th of March.

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

As of this week, I am a happy owner of a Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. I’m so excited for all the photos that will be captured #WithGalaxy during my trip in Bali that begun this week. Follow this hashtag or alternatively, follow me on Instagram : )

Samsung galaxy trip to San Francisco

Whenever I am presented with the opportunity to participate in a #withgalaxy trip, I jump on it! So far, I’ve traveled with @samsungaustria to quite a few places around the world: Paris, London, NYC, Ibiza, Romania and twice to San Francisco. We love making thousands of unforgettable #withgalaxy moments around the world together!

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with Samsung Austria.