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The best way to take selfies with Mate 20

  • 15 March 2019
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The best way to take selfies with Mate 20
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We often use self-portraits in life. How much do you know about the selfie functions? Today I will introduce some useful tips to make it easier.

Portrait mode
Both front and rear cameras can be photographed in portrait mode, and portrait mode can be set to different blur effects and stage lighting effects. In addition, when using the front camera, you can also adjust the beauty parameters such as smooth level, face-lift level, and skin tone according to your personal preference (the rear camera can only adjust the skin level).

1. When taking selfies in portrait mode, do not get too close or too far from the lens, make sure the camera detects the face correctly.
2. The skin-beautifying effect may be unstable in a backlit or dark environment.

Group selfies
Have you ever encountered such awkward situation: When many people take selfies, the hand is not long enough, the self-timer perspective is not big enough, and no passers-by can be found. What to do?
Don't worry, you can try the camera's "Timer", "Audio Control" and "Capture Smiles" functions .
These features are very useful for group selfies.

When taking a group selfie, you can click the pinion (setting button) in the upper right corner of the camera viewfinder to find capture settings, you can see “Timer”, “Audio control”, and “Capture smiles”, turn on one or several of them. Next, I will give you a detailed introduction to these three practical functions.

1. Timer
After turning on the “Timer”, click the camera button, it will automatically enter the countdown, and the timing time can choose 2s, 5s, 10s. This mode is very suitable for group selfies.

2. Audio control
After the “Audio control” is turned on, the photographer can take a picture by sound, without having to click the camera button.

There are two modes of audio control: one is to take a picture by saying a keyword, just say "Cheese", the camera will take a picture automatically; the other is to take a photo by volume decibel, when your voice reaches a certain decibel level, the camera will take a picture automatically ( Not suitable for noisy environments, a cough may trigger an automatic photo).

When “Audio control” is turned on, the phone will take a picture automatically and immediately when it detects the sound. You can also turn on the “Audio control” and “Timer”at the same time as needed.

3. Capture smiles
When “Capture smiles” is turned on, the camera will take a photo automatically when it detects a smile.

If “Timer” is tuned on at the same time, there is no countdown when the smile is captured. When the camera detects a smile, it will take a photo directly.

These are some practical self-timer methods. Which one do you like the most? Try it out. Feel free to leave your feedback in the comment area below if you have any questions.

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My go to is the timer setting as it reduces the risk of a shot of me walking back to the group compared to the audio level setting although that mode is also handy in some uses.