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Grab your Galaxy S Series and hit the road to explore the unexplored in Malaysia, and you stand a chance to go s-tra miles all the way to Korea! If you’ve always wanted to visit the Land of Morning Calm, now’s your chance to win an epic photography trip by joining Samsung’s Go The S-tra Mile contest.


To inspire you on your quest, here are some pro tips to perfectly capture hidden gems and share those ‘wish you were here’ moments with others.


Encore Melaka is an architectural wonder in Malaysia’s southern historical state. With its stark, white structure, you can jazz up your compositions with colourful outfits and props for contrast. To add a splash of colour, snap in Portrait Mode on your Galaxy S23 Ultra, then go crazy with background effects during editing. You can turn the Encore from white to neon pink, to sunset, to rainbow!



Turn on the grid lines in your camera settings to apply the rule of thirds for better framing, especially in achieving symmetry in your photos. But rules in art are meant to be broken, so experiment with new perspectives – go from shooting symmetrical photos, to tilting your camera at a 45-degree angle. Try aiming your camera from a low angle to make your subject or building structures appear taller. It’s all about perspective 😉



Another trick to capturing the perfect moment is to snap as many photos as possible. But if you don’t want keep clicking the shutter, then just shoot a video for continuous content and use Video Capture to screenshot your favourite frame as a photo. Shoot in the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 8K mode to get the highest resolution possible. Even when you crop the shot and zoom in later, it will maintain the image’s high quality.


Going from minimalist white to natural landscapes in the Land below the Wind, you can play with a whole different range of camera features. Crystal Hill in Kundasang, Sabah, offers a stunning vantage point to capture distant dots of life and activity below. Use the Expert RAW app for a wide range of advanced editing tools and be able to tweak RAW files.



At Desa Farm, get close-ups of pastures and aww-dorable cows using the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 200MP resolution. One tip is to use fences as leading lines to frame your pictures. Want to put the spotlight on a subject amid a busy background? Switch to Portrait Mode, which will define the lines of your subject, while naturally blurring the background.



Lighting is everything in photography! Memorialise the beautiful beach sunset and silhouettes of your subjects at Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, with the optimum exposure with a white balance setting of 5600K and ISO 50.


For more tips from the pros, follow their journey and insights here:



Now it’s your turn!



Win a photography trip to Korea when you Go the S-Tra Mile

Capture photos and videos of hidden gems in Malaysia with any Galaxy S Series model for Samsung’s Go the S-Tra Mile contest, from now until 15 October 2023. A hidden gem can be any place that are not known by many, yet beautiful and inspirational, and worth sharing. Participants with the most creative and rare submissions will win the ultimate photography trip to Korea!


Step 1Capture photos or videos of Malaysia’s hidden gems with any Samsung Galaxy S Series model.
Step 2Upload the photo or video with the hashtags #GotheStraMile and #GalaxyS23, and tag @samsungmalaysia on Instagram.


Set your profile to public.

Step 3Share your entry and register at https://www.samsung.com/my/go-stra-mile-registration/


Stay tuned to Samsung’s YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter for contest details and the winners’ announcement on 30 October 2023.

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