The Galaxy S21 Series showcases Samsung’s incredible photography features. There are three smartphones in Samsung’s lineup: Galaxy S21 | S21+ | S21 Ultra 5G. All of these models have a multi-camera setup, designed specifically to turn smartphone photography on its head.
There are some great features to play around with, and capturing incredible landscape photos has never been easier or more accessible. Here, we’ve put together five top Galaxy S21 Series tips and tricks to help you master scenery images like a seasoned professional.
A key tip for getting amazing Samsung Galaxy S21 pictures of landscapes is to use the ultrawide, wide and 3x telephoto options that come with the Galaxy S21 | S21+. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has one extra option, the 10x telephoto.
The icons for these options are the leaf symbols at the bottom of the display. Moving from left to right, the icon on the far left is the ultra-wide lens. With a 120-degree field of view, it captures a huge area in the frame. Next to this is the default 24 mm wide-angle lens. This is excellent for shooting broad landscapes.
The 3x and 10x telephoto lenses are great for getting shots of subjects in the distance.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup features Pro Mode, which allows you to manually adjust various settings including ISO, exposure, white balance and manual focus pulling.
For landscape shots, the camera has a Super Steady feature that stabilises the camera — keeping things steady for long exposure pictures in Pro Mode.
Additionally, consider shooting in RAW mode for landscape pictures taken with Galaxy S21 Ultra. RAW is available when you use Pro Mode. It gives you much greater latitude for editing later on. All in all, Pro Mode is a feature that edges Samsung photos (especially Galaxy S21 Ultra photography) into new territory.
If you like getting AI to do the hard work, then you’ll love Scene optimiser. This is one of the many Samsung Galaxy S21 camera settings you can switch on or off. When enabled, it automatically improves your photos by choosing between different scene modes. Naturally, there’s a landscape mode as well as modes for beaches, mountains and waterfalls. Scene optimiser isn’t just limited to the Galaxy S21 camera — you’ll find it on other generations of Samsung smartphones, too.
Another way to elevate the quality of your Samsung Galaxy S21 pictures is by using Shot suggestions. Located in your camera’s app settings, Shot suggestions gives you on-screen tips to help you take incredible landscape photos from one frame to the next.
Using grid lines is not a trick just for Galaxy S21 Ultra photography. It’s been around even before the invention of the smartphone, and photographers have been using it for many decades.
When you turn on your camera’s 3x3 grid lines, you can use the famous rule of thirds. This means you line up points of interest in the scene with the intersecting lines of the grid. The result is an aesthetically pleasing image that’s perfectly balanced. Grid lines are also very useful for getting your subject perfectly centred. The Galaxy S21 Ultra picture quality is great — grid lines simply shift things up a notch.