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C the beauty of life through the lens of CAMON 17 – Manila Newsletter

CAMON 17, TECNO Mobile’s latest smartphone, is now available in the Philippines. Various events and activities are planned to celebrate its release, including a photo exhibition on TECNO Mobile Facebook and Instagram , featuring the work of some of the country’s top photographers. Each photo featured in the exhibit aims to show the beauty of life through the lens of CAMON 17, while raising awareness of the issues and advocacy that matters. Photographers Noel Guevara, Niccolo Cosme and Andrea Beldua each put CAMON 17’s photo capabilities to the test, experimenting with different features and settings to bring out the best in their subjects.

C the best of nature

Thanks to his work, award-winning conservation photographer Noel Guevara has been able to raise awareness and push for action in favor of marine conservation, an advocacy that has fascinated him for many years. To complete his series of images, it was fitting that Noel take CAMON 17 where he does his best job – Under the ocean. During an adventure weekend in Layag, Anilao, Noel tested CAMON 17 for underwater photography, discovering many of its useful features such as mono portrait and HDR.

Christmas Guevara

One of the photos taken by Noel shows a snorkeler swimming cautiously over a patch of coral. “The CAMON 17 Pro’s stunning 64MP rear camera allows me to effortlessly take underwater photos like this,” Christmas shares. “With such a high-resolution camera, the details of the corals stand out even in cloudy visibility. It also allows for great latitude in editing, allowing you to correct white balance and make image adjustments just like you would a photo taken with a DSLR.

C the best of beauty

Andrea Beldua is known for her cinematic style and her ability to capture subjects at their peak. Specializing in fashion and beauty photography, she produces images that are both attractive and real. Because she is able to present her subjects in their best light, Andrea has had the opportunity to work with many celebrities and personalities throughout her career.

Andrea Beldua

Andrea’s photos for the exhibition pay homage to Man Ray, her favorite surreal photographer and one of his influences. Her fascination with the female form is evident in every image in her series, which she aptly titled, Anatomies (a study). These strong and fierce photographs captured with CAMON 17 Pro, and featuring female subjects, show just how powerful a woman can truly be. There is empowerment in the beauty of every woman, and that message comes through clearly in Andrea’s photos. According to Andrea, CAMON 17 Pro’s Magic Pixel and Mono Portrait features went a long way in bringing out the beauty of every shot.

C the best of life

A photographer and creative director by profession, Niccolo Cosme is also a strong advocate for HIV / AIDS awareness in the Philippines, playing a key role in scaling up the country’s response to HIV. Thanks to his work as a conceptual photographer, Niccolo has become a master in illustrating abstract ideas and conveying messages in the form of images.

For the exhibit, Niccolo took his CAMON 17 Pro on a photo walk through Makati and Manila, producing images that take on a human-interest angle and show striking scenes of everyday life in the city. The experience also allowed him to interact with wonderful people on the street while he took their photos.

Niccolo Cosme

“This is a photo I took as I walked to the Mandaluyong Bridge which is about a 5-minute walk from my home,” Niccolo shares. “I instantly noticed a man begging on the sidewalk because of his colorful and almost coordinated outfit, I think he looked cool. His name is Arturo, 52, from Laguna. He said that his dream was to have his own house so that he wouldn’t have to beg for money on the street. He told me ‘Hindi ako masamang tao, namamalimos lang‘which melted my heart at that precise moment. I asked if I could take a picture of him, which he happily accepted, and asked if he was good looking, to which I nodded. I showed him his picture and he smiled. Hope things go better for him.

The photo was taken at sunset, and with enough light still available, Niccolo decided to use CAMON 17’s super night feature to capture more light and detail. According to Niccolo, this is his current frame of choice.

Selfie for a cause

Following the online photo exhibit, a selfie awareness campaign will be launched to encourage the community to get involved by sharing their own selfies for a cause. Anyone can join in by simply posting a selfie on social media that features their plea. Their photo caption should include a brief description of their advocacy, as well as the hashtags #TECNOMobileCares, #CtheBestofYou, and #SelfieAdvocacy. The best photo and the best caption will be selected by representatives of TECNO Mobile, and the winner will receive a CAMON 17 smartphone.

TECNO Mobile is also preparing to give smartphones and money to its beneficiary partners who are all pillars of the community – Project Malasakit, which is a scholarship project founded by Kara David; and the City of Manila through the Office of Mayor Isko Moreno, and Ina ng Lupang Pangako Payatas Parish, who both plan to reward local heroes during the pandemic for their unwavering service, as well as dedicated and promising students.

By showing its support for the community, TECNO Mobile is part of the nation’s journey to tackle life’s challenges and learn to see the best in every situation.

The new CAMON 17 series

Here is everything you need to know about the new CAMON 17P and CAMON 17 Pro from TECNO Mobile.

The CAMON 17 Pro is equipped with the clearest 48 MP selfie camera on the front and a 64 MP Ultra-Quad camera on the rear. This smartphone is powered by a Helio G95 processor with a screen refresh rate of 90 Hz, as well as a long-lasting 5000 mAh battery that comes with a 33 W fast charger. CAMON 17 Pro is available in California dream silver and Malibu blue, and is exclusively available at Official TECNO Mobile PH store in Shopee mall, at 9 990 P for the 8BG + 128 GB model and at 10 990 P for the 8 GB + 256 GB variant.

The more economical CAMON 17P has a 48 MP AI quad camera, runs on a Helio G85 processor and also has a powerful 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Its high resolution FHD + 1080P display 6.8 inch provides a sharper and clearer display. The CAMON 17P can be purchased from the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in the SM North Edsa annex building, and others TECNO partner stores. CAMON 17P is available in three colors – Magnet Black, Spruce Green and Frost Silver, and is priced at just 8,490 P.

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Mildred Lasky

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