Photographing more portraits with a 40MP smartphone camera

It’s pretty amazing what a mobile phone can do today, and especially when it comes to photography. Remember the days when a 2MP camera on a Nokia was something to show off? Technology has come a long way since, and just last year, Huawei introduced a 40MP lens built into their P20 Pro — a lens from Leica, no less. This week, they announced the P30 and P30 Pro, both equipped with what the brand says is an “innovative Huawei SuperSpectrum Sensor, an extreme optical Huawei SuperZoom lens, a new Time of Flight (TOF) camera, and better OIS and AIS image stabilisation technology”. Everything sounds so fancy, and it is! These highly anticipated smartphones have a powerful, advanced camera setup that rivals even professional cameras.

The P30 Pro in particular has a unique quad camera system, and to discover just how good the camera is, I shot a series of beauty portraits with 8 girls — many of them familiar faces. The setup is no different than how I would do it on a DSLR: ISO 100, shutter speed 1/400, f/1.6, and lit by Rotolight Neo 2. If you want to see just how sharp these images are, they are going to be printed out and exhibited at Huawei’s P30 roadshow at VivoCity from 1—7 April.

This was last year’s series shot with the P20 Pro. And here’s this year’s series II photographed with the P30 Pro. You can click on the individual photos below to zoom in and see them in greater detail.

Makeup for layla, nadia, Cheryl, munah and julie by DEWI MAHONEY.










View these portraits at the Huawei roadshow from 1—7 April 2019, at VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Level 1 main atrium, from 10am to 10pm.
Visit the Huawei website to discover more about the phone, or read our article here.