Macro Photography With My LG G4

A couple of days ago, I have decided to capture some macro or close up shots with my LG G4 smartphone. Since outside was very pleasant that day, I’ve grabbed my phone and I went outside to search for smaller things to photograph. Unfortunately, I left my small gorilla tripod at home so all my photos were captured handheld.

After a short walk around the place where I’m living, I found a couple of interesting things to photograph like some frozen wildflowers and some snow left on the ground.

After my small outdoors trip in the cold and frozen nature, I have also decided to capture some photos inside my house using my small gorilla tripod for extra stability.

Here are 3 photos captured outside:

Macro photography LG G4: snow on the ground
1/1250 sec, f/1.8, ISO 50
Close-up photo: Frozen wildflower with snow on it
1/500 sec, f/1.8, ISO 50
Rusty pipe
1/270 sec, f/1.8, ISO 50

Here are 3 macro photos captured indoors:

Macro photo of a science calculator with a human finger
2 sec, f/1.8, ISO 50
Glasses on a scientific calculator
2 sec, f/1.8, ISO 50
Romanian money coins
1/8 sec, f/1.8, ISO 50

My personal conclusions

Here are some of my conclusions after copying all my macro photos to my laptop and watching them:

  • The outdoor photos were a little bit overexposed.
  • Focusing problems if the subject/camera is moving slightly due to small gusts of wind or other factors.
  • Inexact color saturation.
  • The photos are noisy despite the fact that I shoot them at the lowest ISO (which in the case of the LG G4 is 50) and I had plenty of natural or artificial light.

Don’t forget that overall its a great camera which can offer you some great photos if you know how to use it properly. If you plan to buy an LG G4 for photography then do it, I bet you won’t regret this decision.