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vivo launches Imaging Academy to display the X80 camera features

vivo launches Imaging Academy, a photography online class with renowned professionals to highlight the X80 Series camera capabilities.
vivo launches Imaging Academy to display the X80 camera features
vivo Imaging Academy

vivo's photography classes!

To recap, the vanilla vivo X80 has a 50MP f/1.8 Sony IMX866 sensor with PDAF, laser AF, and OIS. It is coupled with a 12MP f/2.0 IMX663 ultrawide angle with AF and a 12MP f/2.0 IMX663 Portrait snapper with 2x zoom.
The X80 Pro's ZEISS cameras
The X80 Pro's ZEISS cameras

While the Pro version uses a custom 50MP f/1.6 GNV primary sensor with massive 1/1.3-inch sensor size, PDAF, laser AF, and OIS. It is accompanied by a 48MP f/2.2 IMX598 ultrawide angle shooter with AF, a 12MP f/1.9 IMX663 Portrait shooter with gimbal OIS and an 8MP f/3.4 5x periscope lens with PDAF focus and OIS capable of taking up to 60x digital zoom.

In these online classes, there will be a total of five episodes spearheaded by photography experts. Each video will be 35 minutes long and will cover the experts' work and life experiences, case studies, and the key imaging functions and features of the highlighted smartphone in relation to various types of photography. Participants are encouraged to collect photographs and create their own art at the end of each session using the new skills they've learned.

The following are photography masters and their resumes prepared by vivo:

Michael Halsband - A New York-based pro that started his passion at the age of 10, he became an exclusive photographer for "The Rolling Stones", AC/DC and Andy Warhol, and many prominent bands and celebrities. His work is displayed at major art museums like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pennsylvania. The topic for his online class is all about his insights at Portrait Photography: Journey to understand what defines to be an iconic image

Peter Van Agtmael - Another one who came from New York and is a multi-awarded profile through his surrealist style of photography. Most of his style is centered on images of conflicts, history, nationalism, militarism, and social classes.  Because of this, he was recognized by the W.Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, the Magnum Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, and the Pulitzer Center. His online class will tackle Documentary Photography: Finding beauty in the ordinary.

Issa Barte - A photojournalist and artist who started her photography career only during the pandemic. She has a passion for giving a platform to the existing climate crisis at a grassroots level. With this, she caught the attention of National Geographic. Last year she was recognized as one of NatGeo's 25 Young Explorers and Changemakers in the world. For her episode, she will be discussing Nature Photography: empowering change through photography.

E-Jay Zhang - A ZEISS Ambassador with expertise in the field of urban architecture, night scenes, and night portrait photography. His episode will highlight the Night Shot: Capture Amazing City Landscape at Night.

Raul Romo - The last expert prepared by vivo. He is a self-taught freelance photographer based in LA, California that prioritizes portraiture and fashion photography. Singers like Lady Gaga, Camilla Cabello, and Ashanti are among of his magazine cover shoots. Raul's episode will talk about Commercial Photography: Leverage Lights and colors for stylish portraits.

You may watch the full trailer below:

If you are interested, the vivo Imaging Academy masterclass series will be available on the official Youtube and TikTok channels of vivo Philippines. The first episode, starring Michael Halsband, will air on June 15-20, followed by episodes starring Peter Van Agtmael (August 15-20), Issa Barte (August 15-20), E-Jhay Zhang (September 15-20), and Raul Romo (October 15- 20).

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