Crystal Stories with Coolpad Note 5
Gosh! We are sucked into a flurry of activity- the festivities just keep rolling one after the other and we aren’t complaining…..So, how is your festive shopping coming along folks? Have you compiled your Diwali Shopping list yet? With these tempting Diwali offers… Guess what, we have another irresistible deal that requires your attention….. A budget friendly powerhouse “The Coolpad Note 5” -It is a combination of feature set and pricing that would make one take notice even in the inundated budget price segment. It is a rare device to bring in a large 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM, 4010 mAh battery, 13MP rear snapper and a fingerprint scanner that is actually quick and efficient.
Believe us….If the price range is considered, it will rank much above among the 13 MP shooters available at this range of phones. However we will spend some more time with the device in different imaging conditions and will be using different modes to add more information to our findings.
Like the predecessor, Note 5 is a strong contender in its segment. We got to spend some time with the phone and We chose Swarovski confluence, a new line of crafted jewelry featuring designs crafted by the leading Indian fashion and jewellery designers like Eina Ahluwalia, Outhouse, Isharya, Amrapali, Suneet Varma, JJ Valaya, Rohit Bal, Manish Arora, Gaurav Gupta, Pernia Qureshi and Shivan & Narresh as a subject for the photo series shot with Coolpad Note 5 and the decision was truly worth it!!
We tried its camera at different lighting situations, found the pictures to be detailed enough with vibrant colours. As you can notice in the sample shots, the colours have come really well, Good part is that the camera focuses really fast and there is not much noise in images.
The wonderful thing about photographing Swarovski Crystals is that the “sparkle” is built in. Faceted Crystals, Glass and gemstones all reflect light differently but still this didn’t affect our choice of setup. All you needed was just the Coolpad Note 5 and the Crystals!!! The colorful finish of the Crystals were easily captured with Coolpad Note 5.
For shooting crystals one needs to get their DSLR camera’s manual mode out for a simple reason to put the camera in “spot focus” mode. The normal focus mode of smartphone cameras is some sort of average focus mode.
We want the camera to look at a wide area of a scene and base the focus on that area. Since you want to control where the camera is focusing, it’s better for jewelry photography that you put the camera into spot focus mode, and Coolpad Note 5 ‘s pro feature followed by a 13 MP sensor which is capable of producing high quality photos with a 5P lens and f/2.0 aperture here allowed us to control more precisely what the camera will be focusing on.
However, even in spot focus mode many digital cameras can’t really “lock-in” on a small shiny object like gemstone jewelry using auto focus. Considering you need a camera with good manual focus capability…..fortunately The Coolpad Note 5 is good for macro shots, especially for close-up jewelry photography.
Often, while photographing jewelry, photographers use a third light called the “sparkler light”…which is the key to having properly lit faceted gemstones. Surprisingly with Coolpad Note 5 pro features, we were surprised with the results!! It seemed as if we had positioned the sparkler light in reality to illuminate the stones. *wink wink*
As far as filters are concerned, we get a plethora of filters which include Sepia, Fisheye, Grey, Cool, None, Abao, Soft Light, Focus and Invert. These come real handy yet again!
It features full metal chassis with matte finish on the back and we simply love the chrome finished lining running along the edges.
Taking good quality pictures of jewelry for most is an unsolved mystery. However, there are some simple techniques, which even amateur photographers can use to obtain dramatic results with minimal effort. The above examples shows the basic setup that should allow anyone to achieve results they can be proud of. These images were all taken using a Coolpad Note 5.
Swarovski is at its dazzling best, and for all you takers of sparkles and crystals, it’s time to gleam away with Swarovski’s exclusive collection, the ‘Confluence’…Available exclusively at Shop Nimai.
Happy Shopping to you all, Also we hope and pray that the lights of Diwali illuminate the new chapter of your life and you be blessed with good fortune and happiness always!!
Until next time,
Aanchal and Dimpy