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Better low-light photos with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Instagrammer Mr Whisper explains how to capture lovely low-light shots with Samsung's newest phone

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To mark the clocks going back in the UK tonight, Samsung teamed up with Instagrammer Mr. Whisper using the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ to show us how to shoot the best images in low-light conditions.

Setting him loose as the sun set over London on one of the final days of Daylight Saving Time, Mr. Whisper captured a range of his own images, as well as guided others on how to take the perfect ‘sun-setting’ selfie in the dying light of day.

With the onset of long nights, Mr. Whisper offers his top tips for capturing the perfect images and selfies in low-light:

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1. Use your manual ISO control: “ISO is essentially the level of sensitivity of your camera to available light. The lower the ISO setting, the better the chance of a high-quality image but this isn’t always possible in low-light conditions. With the S6 edge+, you can manually adjust the ISO level to optimize picture quality in low-light conditions, without avoiding image degradation.”

2. Say cheese with voice control: “Controlling camera actions with your voice is quite under-utilised. The voice control for the S6 edge+ camera is quite responsive – when capturing longer exposures and shutter speeds, a simple command means that you don’t have to reach out to touch the handset or use a conventional remote control to activate the shot. Simple, but highly effective.”

3. Layer it up with HDR mode: “HDR – or High Dynamic Range – essentially takes three different pictures and automatically merges the best frame from each to create one optimum photo. This is a great feature for low-light shooting, allowing you to gain contrast and detail between the foreground and background subjects.”