How I took Mobile Photography #UpAGear with Samsung Galaxy S7


Celebrating the launch of my latest Photography Series with Samsung Australia.

Hi Foodies, hope you’re all having a great week so far! Two weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to present my mobile photography series Cooking for a Cause with OzHarvest at Samsung Australia‘s #UpAGear Photography Showcase. Held at award-winning cocktail bar This Must Be The Place the showcase celebrated the launch of the Samsung Gear S3 smart watch and asked the question:

What does “Up A Gear” mean to you in today’s society?

I interpreted the statement by looking at an organisation whose work challenges societal norms and helps to improve our world for the better. Ever since I went to Think.Eat.Save a few years ago I’ve been inspired by OzHarvest‘s mission to rescue quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets nationally and deliver it directly to more than 900 charities. To date OzHarvest has delivered 60 million meals to people in need and saved over 20,000 tonnes of food from landfill.

OzHarvest CEO and Founder Ronni Kahn
OzHarvest Founder Ronni Kahn welcomes participants in the Cooking for a Cause program.

I was so excited to photograph OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause workshops. These are cooking classes with a difference. Participants learn how to turn rescued food into restaurant-quality meals which are then delivered directly to disadvantaged communities. For every dollar raised OzHarvest can deliver two meals to someone in need. Not only do participants learn to make curries, pasta and even Indian Onion Bhaji from scratch, they leave satisfied knowing they’ve saved good food from landfill and created delicious and nutritious meals for people who often don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

I wanted to push the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 to the max. I chose to shoot in RAW using the pro-mode which allows greater control over the final image. Post-production in Adobe Lightroom helped me to highlight OzHarvest’s iconic yellow branding which just seemed to pop from within each image. This was my first time conducting a full shoot using just my phone and I’m really impressed with how far Samsung have pushed the potential for mobile photography. It will be interesting to see what’s next for the company when they launch their new S8 model tomorrow. I wanted to say a big thank you to Samsung, OzHarvest and UBS for allowing me to take my passion #UpAGear! Check out my full set of photographs below:

Onion Bhajis
Onion Bhajis – Cooking for a Cause participants turn rescued onions, spices and more into delicious crispy onion bhajis.
After the Cook
After the Cook – The food prepared by the team from UBS in the workshop will go directly to disadvantaged communities who need it most.
Time To Feast
Time To Feast – The Team from UBS get to sample some of their creations for lunch after the workshop. The rest was donated to people in need.
The Crew
The Crew – The hard-working team from OzHarvest rescue excess produce and deliver restaurant quality meals to people in need.
We enjoyed Sydney’s best cocktails like the Gloss (pictured) ft. Strawberry, Ketel One Citroen, Watermelon Riesling and Rosewater.
It was great to catch up with curator Tom and to meet fellow photographers Michael (@picturemylyf), Don (@donperlez).
The work of @ricard0rg, @nath341 and @picturemylyf.
It was quite surreal seeing the printed works. To the left are fellow bloggers and friends @travelwithraf and @sophiebenbow.


Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,


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