Capturing the Beauty of Nature using Huawei P9

August 23, 2016


“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” – Jules Renard

And the more I travel Philippines, the more I believe that most of those pieces are in our beloved country. Just look how beautiful Palawan is, for example, it was declared as the best island in the world not just once but twice in a row.

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Nacpan and Calintang Twin Beach, El Nido

However, there’s no scale on how we could evaluate the beauty of nature but instead appreciate what our eyes perceive.

I think that’s how nature is, it shows its beauty in a unique and effortless way. It’s just there, calm and contented, letting us have a peek and experience the soothing effect that it radiates. It’s a gift that we should cherish and share with everyone.

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Dead Coral at 7 Commandos

One way to do it is through photography. We could capture the beauty of nature using our camera or smartphone since it’s always handy. Aside from that, smartphone’s camera features improves as technology continues to innovate so you’ll take awesome picture too!

Just like Huawei P9, co-engineered  with Leica, that comes up with a dual-lenses camera to reinvent smartphone photography. It allows us to take high quality photos without the hassle of bringing equipment that are too bulky. Good bargain especially for those who loves to travel and pack lightly.


Here are Huawei P9’s camera features that will help you capture the beauty of nature.

  • Dual Lenses

Two is better than one, just like Huawei P9’s two 12 MP camera. One camera has RGB sensor that captures brilliant colors while the other one has a monochrome sensor for capturing pictures in black and white. But aside from that, these two camera create a single image with vivid colors, sharp and richer detail.

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Banca at Nacpan Beach
  • Wide Aperture or Bokeh Effect

Tap the camera lens button at the upper left of the screen to activate it. You can take photos with out-of-focus background where you focuses the attention on your subject making the background blurred. Recommended for shooting people or object that are 2 meters away from you. This is perfect for taking pictures of flowers as a subject.

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Mr. Crab
  • Shooting Modes

Swiping to the left, you’ll see a wide variety of shooting modes from Monochrome, Panorama to Light Painting, etc. I can’t wait to experiment on the Light Painting Mode where you could capture the trail of lights made by moving cars, star tracks and smooth water shots.

Light Painting Mode
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Nagkalit-kalit Falls in Silky water Mode
  • Leica Film Mode

Tap the film icon on top screen to select from Vivid, Smooth and Standard Colors. It gives different effects on the colors of the subject. Vivid makes the color more vibrant; smooth does the same but a little lighter. Choose standard if you don’t like the effects.

Leica Mode
Leica Mode
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Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach
  • PRO Mode or Manual Mode

Swipe up the line above the shutter button to access the Pro mode and shoot raw images. It allows you to set the ISO, shutter speed, exposure value, autofocus and white balance. You could start practicing your photography skills using this mode.

Pro Mode
Pro Mode
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I was only planning to capture the tree when suddenly a butterfly flew in.
  • Live Filters

Tap the 3 overlapping discs icon to access the live filters and choose a filter that will fit your subject.

Live Filters

For other camera settings just swipe to the right to change the camera’s resolution, general settings and capture settings. Don’t forget its 8MP front camera where you can to take a selfie as you enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Selfie at the Big Lagoon in El Nido

Other specifications:

  • 5.2-inch 1080p IPS screen
  • HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • 32 GB, 3 GB RAM (EVA-L19/EVA-L09) or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (EVA-L29)
  • MicroSD slot
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 3000 mAh battery

As for me, I’m loving every features and fast performance of Huawei P9 but I’m still learning how to use the Pro Mode.

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All photos were captured using Huawei P9.