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Published:Thursday | August 6, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Samsung Experience Store in Tropical Plaza came alive when a group of journalists received tips and advice from the well-known photographer Jeremy Francis on how to capture the uniqueness of Jamaica, this summer and beyond, with a Samsung Galaxy S6 at a workshop with Francis. The seminar, hosted by Samsung Electronics, was part of the S6 Summer Smart Shot, a seasonal initiative that aims to portray the beauty of Jamaica through the lens of Francis' Galaxy S6.

A group of technology, fashion and tourism journalists had the first-hand opportunity to experience the sophistication and innovation found in the Galaxy S6 camera. Francis demonstrated to the audience the unique functionalities of the S6, such as the opening of the camera, its focus and blur features and the most effective way to take a panoramic shot.

"One of the main features of the Galaxy S6 is its camera. It gives us great pleasure to have the opportunity to demonstrate to a group of journalists how to take advantage of the device so that it enhances their roles as journalists," said Karen Gardener, sales manager for Samsung Electronics in the country.

"What delights us at Samsung is not only having a top-line product that we can be proud of, but that it also helps to make people's lives easier; and that is precisely what the S6 offers to the trade of journalism."

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The new Samsung Galaxy S6 is able to provide the highest image quality on a smartphone, even in the dark, thanks to its F1.9 lens and high-resolution sensors. It also includes a new 'quick launch' for a speedy and direct access to the camera from any screen, in just 0.7 seconds, with a simple 'double click' on the start button.

Jeremy Francis is shooting his project, S6 Summer Smart Shot, entirely on his Samsung Galaxy S6 and capturing beautiful landscapes that aim to capture the true essence of this tropical island.

"The fields of photography and journalism are both changing at rapid speeds and it is no secret that smartphone technology is a driving force behind this evolution," said the photographer. "With that said, it was only logical that we would bring both fields together through this initiative, and take the time to demonstrate how the advanced technology of the S6 is making it easier than ever to take beautiful photographs, which is something that journalists need and can appreciate. That is something I can stand behind."

Jeremy Francis has more than 25 years of experience in the field and is one of the most widely recognised photographers in Jamaica.