Google Pixel 2 Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography is the art of capturing a subject and making it look predominant in contrast to its surroundings. This feature has been the fanciest smartphone feature of 2017. It started off as a half-baked camera gimmick but its really great to see how far Google has come with just a single camera system and mere software enabling it.

Here are few portrait shots that were clicked using the Google Pixel 2. Get ready to be mesmerized.

Rear Portrait 1
Rear Portrait 1

This portrait was shot during broad daylight with a distance of 2 feet between the subject and the camera. The Pixel does a great job highlighting the subject and evenly blurring the background.

Rear Portrait 2
Rear Portrait 2

The Pixel 2 does a great job in portrait photography when there are sharp edges in the subject supported by ample of light. This image is a testimony to that.

Rear Portrait 3
Rear Portrait 3

This Portrait image was shot in low light and its really cool to see how good Google’s software makes this image look crispy.

Rear Portrait 4
Rear Portrait 4

The Pixel 2 does a decent enough job processing portraits in indoors having a bit a light. This portrait was shot with just the decorative lightings of the Christmas Tree.

The low light and bright light portrait selfies come out well. Getting a portrait image from the 8 MegaPixel front camera is a cool feature to have on hand.

Check our Full Video of the Google Pixel 2 Portrait Photography in this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QBN-vZrUqo&t=14s

Google Pixel 2 Portrait Photography
Google Pixel 2 Portrait Photography

 

Best Earphone Below Rs. 10,000 – RHA MA750i

I’ve been a frequent user of beats solo for a very long time. Though it provides a “certain” desired quality of music, I was still unsure of what would Real music sounded like. With Apple Music providing a streaming of 256kbps, it isn’t quite effective in replicating actual music quality. Moreover, you need very good quality earphones to extract quality from this music streaming service. Even though wynk music, saavn, gaana promise to provide 320kbps I don’t think it’s actually true, but definitely a tad better than Apple Music. So being a music freak, I was looking for the best earphone in the ₹10,000 range to experience music at a more exquisite level. That is when I started to check for earphones in Headphone Zone (probably the best place to order headphones), and that is where I found  RHA MA750i.

Best Earphone - RHA MA570i
Best Earphone – RHA MA570i

It’s priced exactly at ₹10,000 and based on the extremely positive reviews both on Amazon as well as on headphone zone I thought of giving it a try. The earphones were delivered the second day from the order as promised. I was forced to use it that whole night to kill time as I had to travel to my hometown in a boring 14-hour bus journey.

Premium – the word which struck me right from viewing the package to unwinding the earphones to exploring the various earbuds (10 pairs of them!! 😳👌🏻). Loved the hard and tough feel of the earphone cables. I’ve seen a lot of reviewers saying that if you don’t pick the right pair of earbuds for your ears, the sound quality is gonna be abysmal. So I spent about 20 minutes in figuring out which had the best fit for my ears.

Best Earphone - RHA MA570i
Best Earphone – RHA MA570i

 

This device is a musical treat plus beast. I’ve never experienced music at this quality and at this price range.

Best Earphone - RHA MA570i
Best Earphone – RHA MA570i

As the reviews suggested, I just burnt the earphones through continuous use. Which started as a good musical affair, just started getting better and better. It almost felt like the earphones started to get the better out of my musical taste. The Bass and effects produced (based on the equalizer) are top notch. I could even hear musical instruments that I’ve never heard before on a very frequently listened to track. These earphones felt like recreating music with an extremely new magical touch. Ever since I started using these earphones, I’ve never gone back to the apple AirPods or beats solo headphones. In this price range, I’m pretty sure this is the best musical experience you can ask for.

Check this link to purchase RHA MA750i from headphone zone.

Bargaining – with whom?

Have you seen people bargaining in a mobile shop for the price of an iPhone?

No!

They just ask the price of the product, check for extra offers and straightaway make the payment.


Have you seen people bargain with a rickshaw driver for  Rupees 50 extra that he’s charged but are ready to pay extra Rs.500 for a mobile case in a retail store?

Seen people bargain in a fish market for the fresh fish that is being sold but remain silent when the same fish is bought in a supermarket in cold storage for double or triple its original price?

Have you seen people bargain with road side boys for a door mat that costs Rs.60 but are ready to pay Rs. 600 for the same door mat kept in a richly set up shop in a mall without asking any questions?

Yes !

So what is this tendency that people have developed among themselves? And why?

If you sell a product road side, people bargain with you. But if the same product is sold in a big showroom which has a rich look, people just look at the price board and straight away get it with their credit or debit cards swiped without raising any questions.

The perception that people have developed among themselves is:  You can negotiate with a poor guy but not with a rich guy. This is even worse than racism. Treat people equally! To be frank, the roadside buckets, flower pots, banana tray, sunglasses, t shirts really last longer than the ones purchased in an air conditioned showroom.

Stop bargaining with these poor people! They are innocent! There may be cheaters but not like those professionals you see in big retail stores. If a road side guy cheats you for Rs. 20, a big retail shop guy would cheat you for Rs. 500 and even more depending on your level of stupidity and inclination to artificiality.

Encourage these poor people. They need your support! That money you bargain for might leave them struggling to feed their children. Never bargain with poor people. Show your bargaining skills with big marketers rather than people who sell their own hand made “genuine” products.