WATCH: Mom vlogger, street photographer compete for best photos in La Union


Posted at Jun 08 2018 01:07 PM | Updated as of Jun 08 2018 02:02 PM

Andi Manzano-Reyes, a radio DJ, YouTube vlogger and mother of a three-year-old was pit against street photographer and filmmaker JC Gellidon in a challenge to take the best shots.

The photography duel using Huawei's P20 Pro took place at the San Juan Surf Resort in La Union.

With a beautiful beach and a multitude of tourists, the surf resort offers a lot of interesting subject for photos.

They were challenged to 'See Beauty' and take portraits on the beach. Likewise, they were asked to 'See Color' and capture stunning colors.

Despite taking on a pro, Manzano-Reyes felt no pressure as she said, "I got the pro tools so I feel like a pro already."

With the help of the horizon indicator in AI mode, she was able to get that straight horizon in a landscape photo she took. 

She gushed over photos with blurry backgrounds, which she was able to take using the aperture mode.

Manzano-Reyes also tried the front camera's beauty level feature. "It really made my face flawless."

Meanwhile, Gellidon, a photographer and filmmaker who is used to using professional cameras, said he loved how sharp and fast the P20 Pro is. 

"You don't need a third party app to control shutter speed and ISO. It's built in so you can produce creative effects."

He may have dropped his phone in the water, but that did not spell the end of his game as the water-resistant phone continued to work.

Here's a tip he discovered: "If you use the night mode during the daytime, it evens out the contrast of the picture."

Visit: to see Manzano-Reyes and Gellidon's photos in La Union. Vote for the best shot for a chance to win a Huawei P20.

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