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Summer in Belgium is jumping with music festivals.

Great opportunity to take some fun photos.

All images shot with the amazing LGG4.

If you would like to see more of my mobile music photography,

please visit: http://seanhayesmusicphotography.tumblr.com

Café fans © Sean Hayes

Café fans © Sean Hayes

Security © Sean Hayes

Security © Sean Hayes

Fanatic © Sean Hayes

Fanatic © Sean Hayes

LG Electronics have kindly lent me their new G4 smartphone to test the camera for a project coming up later this month. I’ve being shooting with the LGG4 for about 5 weeks now and I must say I’m very impressed with its performance. It’s not the forum to go into a detailed breakdown of the technical features but suffice to say the 16MP rear-facing camera, coupled with a fixed F1.8 aperture, really does deliver remarkably high quality images. It also has the most powerful manual mode of all the smartphones out there. The portraits below were all shot using the LGG4 and processed with the Snapped photo app. I should point out that I only used the app to pump contrast a tad, converting images to B&W, and applying the tilt-shift tool on the colour portraits to add a shallow DOP – otherwise – WYSIWYG. I’ve been a committed iOS platform user since iPhoneography took off in 2007 – but this phone makes it seriously tempting to switch to android. The argument against the android platform by the mobile photography community has always been the lack of depth and breadth of its photo app offerings. This perceived weakness is no longer valid as the community matures and simplifies its approach and application of photo apps. The days of being excited by adding a coloured filter to a smartphone image are well and truly over. As the lines between what constitutes a smartphone photograph and the SLR variety continues to blur – this is the sharpest camera phone out there. Literally and figuratively.

If you would like to see more of my mobile photography portraits, please visit : http://seanmobileportraits.tumblr.com

The Seventh Seal © Sean Hayes

The Seventh Seal © Sean Hayes

Couleur Cafe © Sean Hayes

Couleur Cafe © Sean Hayes

Dylan © Sean Hayes

Dylan © Sean Hayes

Jasper © Sean Hayes

Jasper © Sean Hayes

Tuareg © Sean Hayes

Tuareg © Sean Hayes

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