Hi I’m Marcus and we’re here for another episode of ZenHOW today we’re going to be shooting the galaxy, but before we get started let’s talk about ZenFone 3 Deluxe the top-of-the-line model of ZenFone 3 series It’s packed with premium features that really makes it stand out from its competitors. It’s rear 23 megapixel camera uses the revolutionary PixelMaster 3.0, which includes a high-end Sony sensor, Tri-tech autofocus and Image stabilization technologies In manual mode the ZenFone ZenFone 3 Deluxe has the same controls you can find in a DSLR camera – Custom White Balance, ISO and the key picture for today’s episode – Manual exposure ZenFone 3 Deluxe manual exposure can be set up to 32 seconds. In contrast, most other phones on the market can only go up to 16 seconds Ok, let’s see the 32 second long exposure in action with the tutorial sent to us by Aaron Palabyab, an astrophotography expert , who uses ZenFone 3 Deluxe to capture the Galaxy at night ok guys so here’s a demo of how I shot the Milky Way on the asus ZenFone 3 I’m using a ZenFone 3 Deluxe which has a higher-end sensor but the exact same controls as the standard ZenFone 3.
I’m using the manual mode and have all my settings ready first we have manual focus which you simply tap in on this line graph I set mind about one-fifth from infinity which I got by trial and error and just looking at the stars and the screen then i set the shutter speed to the maximum of 32 seconds, the ISO to the maximum 3200 and my white balance to about 4000 Kelvin. here on the inside menu, which I’ll show you later i set my contract with the lowest settings to save as much of the shadows as possible so start the exposure on the two second timer and i’ll see you after 32 seconds ok the exposure is done so let’s review ok just want to show some of the settings i use so here I want to put my optimization on manual and turn the contrast all the way down to maximize my shadows aside from that I want to make sure that we have a maximum resolution and image quality, set the self-timer 22 seconds and yeah that’s pretty much it – really easy It was great wasn’t it? You can check out some more of Aaron’s photos using the ZenFone 3 in the same technique here In addition to the camera settings Aaron shared, you’ll need to have a tripod to keep your shot steady because any slight movement will make your photos blurry and unusable you’ll also want to get away from any light pollution and make sure that you have an unobstructed view of the sky of course long exposure photography can be used in many other creative ways so if you’ve been experimenting with long exposure photos on your cell phone cinnamon twice in the comments below and who knows maybe there will be a prize for the best one we may even feature your shots on the next ZenHOW ok guys that’s it for today’s episode don’t forget to leave us a comment below give us a like and check us out next time for more ZenHOW.