As a computer geek, semi-pro photographer, blogger, and citizen of the big city of Toronto, my camera performance is vital. Sometimes the shot is planned and the big boy equipment comes in but most times it’s on the go, unexpected and a quick point and shoot. Partnering up with LG this summer has given me a new view through the lens of one of the most remarkable cameras to ever be placed within a smartphone. As I touched on in a post in the late spring, LG was a big part of the start of my style blogging and a springboard that allowed me to take my content to the next level. The LG G3 was my one and only telephone and it caught just about every single photograph of my first 6 months online. I asked for the very best camera when I walked into the store to get a phone that day and I came out with what I asked for.
A year later, I spend my days roaming the streets of Toronto, travelling as much as I can and luckily attending some of the coolest events in the city. A piece of my big boy equipment now? The LG G5. I’ve really come to love LG’s newest smartphone’s alloy body and modular design making battery replacement a breeze. Housing a 3D Arc Glass slightly curved screen in a dynamic yet still manageable size of 5.3″, the G5 is an easy phone to carry and a powerful one to operate. With that said, this phone is truly about the camera. I get asked often when I run into people I know or who follow my blog, “Hey, who takes all of your pics?” or “What kind of camera do you use?”. I of course tell them that some are orchestrated photoshoots with photographers or fellow bloggers like Alexander Liang (@alexanderkenton) but many as I prefaced are taken on the go with my telephone. “Oh, what phone do you use!?”. That’s when I simply tell them just how dope the G5 camera is. You don’t even have to take the damn photo to know it. The moment you activate the camera you can tell right then and there through the screen just how clear and crisp the picture is. It really is quite impressive. I’m dipping into some cool video projects this fall and the G5 is definitely going to be my video source. You gotta see it to believe it.
I’ve kept the G5 in my back pocket all summer to catch some of the season’s best moments. Many are engraved in my Instagram feed and a few journaled below. I’ve fallen in love with the brand new 135 degree wide-angle lens feature implanted in the new G5. When I was encapsulated in the mountains of Pemberton, B.C. this summer, it was the perfect tool to capture the shot. I recently took a day to journal a day in the life using the G5 just as I do each and every day. Starting in bed having coffee with music, a little downtown exploration and street style, take in a Blue Jay game front row and even put the G5 to the challenge in a real-life photoshoot alongside some other “big boy equipment”. It not only kept up but excelled.
In closing, I guess this is where I give you number of stars on the phone and wrap up my review with a cute little bough. Hey, you can have the 5 stars but really you should just check out the photos below and let them do the talking. Happy shooting y’all!
Here’s a look at a few shots using the 135 degree wide-angle feature: