TECNO Mobile has launched the CAMON 17 in the Philippines. In celebration of its launch, the company has various events and activities scheduled. One of these is a photo exhibit on TECNO’s Mobile’s Facebook and Instagram.
Every photo showcased in the exhibit aims to display life’s beauty through the lens of CAMON 17. Photographers Noel Guevara, Niccolo Cosme, and Andrea Beldua put the device’s photo capabilities to the test, experimenting with different features and settings to bring out the in their subjects.
C the Best of Nature
Award-winning conservation photographer, Noel Guevara has been able to raise awareness and push for action towards marine conservation. He used the new TECNO device for underwater photography on a weekend adventure to Layag, Anilao. He discovered many of its features like mono portrait and HDR.
One of the photos taken by Noel captures a free-swimming carefully over a patch of coral.
“CAMON 17 Pro’s superb 64MP rear camera lets me take underwater shots such as this effortlessly. With such a high-resolution camera, the details in the corals pop out even in murky visibility. It also allows for a lot of latitude in editing, allowing you to correct white balance, and perform image adjustments as you would with a photo taken with a DSLR,” he shared.
C the Best of Beauty
Andrea Beldua is known for her cinematic style and ability to capture subjects at their peak beauty. She specializes in fashion and beauty photography and produces images that are attractive and real.
Andrea’s photos for the exhibit pay homage to Man Ray, her favorite surrealist photographer and one of her influences. Her fascination with the female form is evident in each image in her series, titled Anatomies (A Study). The strong and fierce photographs were captured with the CAMON 17 Pro. They feature female subjects and show how truly powerful a woman can be.
This empowerment in the beauty of every woman and the message comes across clearly in Andrea’s photos. According to her, the device’s Magic Pixel and Mono Portrait features contributed greatly to highlighting the beauty within every shot.
C the Best of Life
Photographer and creative director by profession, Niccolo Cosme is also a strong advocate of HIV/AIDS awareness in the Philippines. Through his work, he is a master at illustrating abstract ideas and transmitting messages in the form of images.
Niccolo took his CAMON 17 Pro on a photo walk through Makati and Manila. This produced images that take on a human interest angle and show striking scenes of day-to-day life in the city. The experience also allowed him to interact with wonderful people on the streets as he took their photos.
“This is a photo I took while I was walking towards Mandaluyong bridge which is about a 5-minute walk from my place. 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 his dream is to have his own house so he does not need to beg for money on the streets. He said to me ‘Hindi ako masamang tao, namamalimos lang’ which melted my heart at that very moment. I asked if I could take a photo of him, which he happily agreed to, and asked me if he looked handsome to which I nodded. I showed him his photo and he smiled. I hope things will be better for him,” shared Niccolo.
The photo was taken during sunset and while there was still sufficient light available. He decided to use the device’s super night feature to capture more light and details. This, according to Niccolo, is his current favorite setting.
Selfie for a Cause
Following the online photo exhibit, a selfie advocacy campaign will be launched to encourage the community to get sharing their own selfies for a cause. You can join by posting a selfie on social media that features their advocacy. The photo caption should include a brief description of their advocacy, along with the hashtags #TECNOMobileCares, #CtheBestofYou, and #SelfieAdvocacy. The best photo and caption will be selected by TECNO representatives and the winner will receive a CAMON 17 smartphone.
The company is also set to donate smartphones and cash to its partner beneficiaries – Project Malasakit, a scholarship project founded by Kara David and the City of Manila through the Office of Mayor Isko Moreno, and Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish in Payatas. Both plan to award local heroes during the pandemic for their unwavering service as well as dedicated and promising students.
The new CAMON 17 series
The CAMON 17 Pro is equipped with a 48MP front camera and a 64MP quad-camera at the back. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G95 processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 128/256GB internal storage. It has a 90Hz refresh rate panel and a 5000mAh battery with a 33W fast charger.
The CAMON 17 Pro is available in California Dream Silver and Malibu Blue. It is available exclusively on the TECNO Mobile official store on Shopee. The 8/128GB option is priced at PHP 9,990, while the 8/256GB variant goes for PHP 10,990.
The CAMON 17P, on the other hand, has a 48MP quad-camera and powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 processor. It is built around a 6.8-inch FHD+ panel and packs a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
The CAMON 17P is available in Magnet Black, Frost Silver, and Spruce Green. It is priced at PHP 8,490. The device is available from the TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North Edsa Annex Building and other partner stores.