Fireworks, design work, and cereal. All in a day’s work for Victor Sahagun, whom you might recognize from our first Moto G stories video. We loved the story Victor had to share, so get to know him and his Moto G a little better as he takes his phone with him all day. “Every time I am with my friends I can capture those awesome fun moments we have.”
For an IT consultant in India, staying connected is number one. Moto G user Harmanpreet Singh gave us a quick glimpse into his life in Charndigarh, India. “I can watch my favorite Bollywood movies on the go,” he says.
Do you have a story? We love hearing your stories! Share them with us using the hashtag #myMotoStory
Today, nearly 300 Motorola Mobility employees are venturing out into the community to volunteer at nonprofits throughout Chicago.
We are partnering with Chicago Cares and five local schools and nonprofit organizations to beautify and improve Chicago by crafting school murals, public gardens, community picnic tables, and more. At Motorola we aim to improve people’s lives, whether it’s through the devices we create or in how we give back to our communities through our Foundation and service.
Site projects include:
Back of the Yards - Lara Academy: Building planter boxes, picnic tables and benches, allowing 530 students to enjoy the outdoors when school starts next week!
Brighton Park - Shields Elementary: Giving ten classrooms a fresh look with a new coat of paint and creating a dozen inspirational murals to breathe new life into the school.
South Shore - Rebecca K. Crown Center: Working with 30 kindergarteners on science projects and get them excited for the start of school.
North Lawndale - MLK District Garden: Maintaining the community’s gardens by planting fruit trees and shrubs and building benches and tables.
Englewood - Hinton Elementary: Creating a more inviting atmosphere with murals throughout the school and making updates to the school grounds.
The day’s activities are part of a robust volunteer program offered by Motorola Mobility Foundation to Motorola’s employees. The Foundation’s mission is to improve people’s lives and communities through technology. We execute our mission through the Team4Good, Motorola’s dedicated employee volunteers who drive philanthropic projects that inspire them.
See more pictures from the day's activities at our Facebook page and to stay up on our latest projects around Chicago and beyond.
Summer moments are for savoring—which is why we love capturing them on our Moto phones!
As does Miguel R, a Moto X user from Kew Gardens, New York, on Google+. He’s beautifully captured and composed some classic summer moments—sunbursts, grassy fields, sunset-drenched lakes, and more, as you can see above. You can almost feel the warm rays on your face when you look at his photos.
So we asked Miguel for some of his favorite tips for taking photos on Moto X. Here are his top five:
Clean the camera lens. Sounds simple, but it’s more important than you think!
Set the camera to HDR mode. This will make your photo look even more vibrant. The feature works especially well for scenes without motion.
Manually adjust the exposure to create the desired look. You can turn on “Control Focus and Exposure” in Camera settings. Drag the circle to highlight your subject and the focus and lighting will adjust accordingly.
Prop up the camera. Use two hands or find something stable to set it on.
Never take just one photo. Take a few to make sure you have a good selection to choose from.
Miguel’s biggest tip? “Just experiment with those things and hopefully these tips, as simple and obvious as they may seem, can help others take better photographs,” he says.
Thanks for the tips, Miguel!
How about you? Try these tips out and let us know what you think! What are your secrets to taking a great shot on your phone?