Most of you know about my recent test of the low-light performance of Huawei's P20 Pro — if you're in London, you probably saw my images on the cover of various magazines around the city, too.
It's the most impressive smartphone camera I've used to date, and now I get to give away 5 of them over the next 5 weeks as part of a competition in partnership with Huawei, with a unique twist that got my attention: Competition entries, as well as my own example images for each theme, will be evaluated and rated by the same AI that powers the P20 Pro camera.
I've continued to test the P20 Pro in various conditions on my travels over the last few months (like this 18:9 shot from Palma), including the artificial intelligence built into the camera software. As someone who's advocated for more in-camera AI for years, it's exciting to see what Huawei has built on top of the research conducted by UC Irvine, Adobe Research, and others, and I'm very curious to see how it evaluates my own images over the course of the coming weeks.
To enter the Huawei #SparkaRenaissance Photo Challenge (I'll announce the first theme this Thursday, July 12th), you will need to submit your own photo based on the theme for each week. The P20 Pro's AI will review and rate every entry, and I'll select a winning image each week from the top AI-rated submissions. Each week's winner will receive a P20 Pro (!), plus a chance to win a trip to Florence, Italy, this September!
Check out the link on my profile for more about the competition, and stay tuned for Thursday's announcement of the first theme — good luck! 🙌🏼