The driving spirit behind the ZenFone 5 Series is our deep love of photos. We love photos that capture life's precious moments, and in this gallery you'll see how passionate photographers have discovered, captured and shared these unique moments in their journeys around the world. ZenFone 5 Series — We Love Photo.
Poon Wai Nang
MCH Photo / Marian Chytka
In 2004 Yi-Fan started his career as a traveling photographer. Yifan believes in exploring unfamiliar surroundings and he enjoys meeting new people through his photography. He's published two books, entitled Make Friends with our World Through the Camera and Participate in Creating a Better World, One Photo at a Time.
“The brand-new dual cameras on ZenFone 5 Series can be switched to different focal lengths with a single button — it's really straightforward, and fast! With the enhanced light sensitivity of the sensor, ZenFone 5 Series is very effective at capturing more light, and HDR mode captures clear detail even in backlit or high-contrast environments. The super wide angle in ZenFone 5 makes it easier to capture the whole view. ZenFone 5 Series also has a slow-motion mode that records videos at high speed and plays them back at a much slower speed. It's a really enjoyable and fun feature!”
Kyo is a man who has walked to the North Pole 17 times, chased auroras for almost 200 nights, and explored over 50 countries. He's won more than 300 awards over the past eight years, including:
PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris)
IPA (International Photography Awards)
MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards)
IPPA (iPhone Photography Awards)
Sony World Photography Awards
He also won two gold medals and two bronze medals in the 2017 PX3 and MIFA professional categories using photos taken on a ZenFone 3.
"From the South Pole to the North Pole, whether in low light, cold environments, sunny to magnificent scene, ZenFone 5 has the ability to capture every shot in stunning color, which gives me full confidence.
All I need to do is to enjoy every moment with every surprise, and just focus on discovering the beauty in every corner. The super wide-angle lens in ZenFone 5 lets me capture the world I see."
Soren started photography 18 years ago while studying in college, and went professional in 2007. He loves everything related to photography, including space/interior photography, event-recording, portraiture and wedding photography. He spent 380 days non-stop traveling across Europe from 2011, visiting over 90 cities on the road. He fell in love with all the breathtaking views that was captured with his camera. This challenging travel experience became the motivation for me to become a professional photographer in Taiwan. For Soren, taking a photograph is to take part in a truly meaningful event as a dear friend. Seizing and sharing those amazing moments is not just work, but the core of being a photographer.
"ZenFone gives me unprecedented feelings, providing amazing quality that exceeds expectations. It even affected the way I took pictures on my journey, allowing me to capture a beautiful moment in an instant.
ZenFone 5's AI smart functions give me a convenient and fast way to share photos with friends without any filters."
A master photographer who shoots commercial, wedding and studio portraits, Peter is also a producer, director and host of the Behind the Lens interview series. He's a member of the UK's Master Photographers Association and is the 2011 winner of the organization's Far East Open award. Peter served as judge of the Canon Photo Marathon between 2009 and 2011, and has been inducted into the Canon EOS Hall of Fame in Malaysia. He is also a ZenFone brand ambassador for ASUS Malaysia.
"The ZenFone 5Z continues the great ASUS tradition of fantastic value for performance. First to market with the zippy Snapdragon 845 with the highest scoring DXOmarked Asus camera ever, the 5Z is a joy to use. The images are crispy sharp, and the HDR software is super effective in pulling in the highlights and the shadows to render a natural looking scene that matches what the eye of the viewer sees. There's hardly any distortion and the captured images have plenty of detail. The camera is a shining example of a great ASUS experience. ZenFone 5Z is the culmination of much deep functional thought and excellent work by ASUS, putting a great experience in a nice solid package. "
Kelvin Yuen was still a student at Hong Kong Baptist University when one of his photographs won a National Geographic contest. Not only was it a huge achievement for someone his age, but even more staggering was that he had only picked up a camera for the first time a few years prior. His winning shot was taken of Kowloon Peak, a 602-metre mountain in one of Hong Kong's country parks, which is close to where he lives. His panache for landscape photography has since caught the eye of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, which uses his services as a photography consultant.
"The new ZenFone 5 is an excellent performer in extremely cold conditions, where it remains fully functional. It also provides a long-exposure function in its professional mode, perfect for capturing the Northern Lights and the Milky Way at night."
Poon Wai Nang
Poon has worked as a photographer for many tourism-related organizations and administrations in various countries, airlines and international resorts. He's a volunteer photographer for Oxfam Hong Kong, an international development and anti-poverty organization. Being a travel writer and columnist, Poon regularly contributes articles and content to various newspapers, magazines and social media. He's also a travel presenter for radio.
"The new generation of Zenfone will bring you to a higher level of performance. The automatic function would be able to take amazing pictures. The artificial intelligence function could record down my habit of photo capturing that you only have to focus on dealing with the composition of the picture. With the strong HDR function, even under a complicated light sources, a perfect photo will be taken. In addition, the new wide display DCI-P3 color space will show a true and real presentation coming to your sight."
Jay Ermitaño's passion for photography started in 2007. His works in travel and documentary photography have been published in local and international online magazines and publications. Most of his photos have also been exhibited in local government tourism offices in the Philippines. His love for teaching and sharing knowledge are his greatest achievements to date. Currently, he's part of the PixelMaster team for ASUS Philippines, which is a group of renowned professional photographers who spearhead Master Class sessions to help ZenFone users maximize their mobile photography capabilities.
"The best feature of the ZenFone 5 for me is its Pro Mode and wide lens. It gives me the ability to shoot larger scenes that translates to more stories.
Mariusz Stachowiak, known on social media as ODERWANY, is a photographer and traveler. He promotes the idea that the best camera is the one you have with you. Through smartphone photography, he shows that the idea has never been as authentic as it is nowadays. He convinces everyone by sharing his photographs on social media, on his own website, in photography exhibitions and also in photo albums. During his career and travels he has discovered the full potential of mobile cameras, something that inspired him to write his guidebook entitled "Beautiful Photographs from a Smartphone, Within an Arm's Reach”
“Another model from the ZenFone series that shows and proves that there are no longer limits in making creative photography on a smartphone. It's good to have such device with you.”
MCH Photo / Marian Chytka
Marian started his career as a photographer back in 2011. He has covered top motorsport events all over the world, including Rally Dakar, MotoGP, WRC, and has worked with the best international brands, teams and athletes such as Valentino Rossi, Lewis Hamilton, Ken Block and more. Apart from motorsport he loves traveling and travel photography, having visited more than 60 countries over the last five years.
“As I shoot with professional DSLR cameras and heavy lenses almost every day it is always a big relief to leave them at home and travel with my ZenFone 5. A phone with a camera that I can rely on, no matter what. I really like to use the Pro mode to have all the settings under control. You can get amazing results in low-light conditions as you can set the shutter speed down to 32 seconds and get some great long exposures. Another feature I use while shooting some sports is the super-fast sequence - you just hold the button and then just choose the best moment from the captured photos, or you can create some cool GIFs. Slow motion video also works really well with action sports. Last but not least, whenever I need a cool portrait shot or just pinpoint anything from the photos, I just switch the Portrait mode on and play with the depth effect.“
"Andrea was born in Old Milan during the '70s and as a child he inherited a passion for photography, which later became a real profession. In 2015 he started taking pictures with his smartphone, to create the word "smartocracy", which defines the new frontier of digital photography: today almost 100% of the images published on his social channels are taken with smartphones."
"I used my ZenFone 5 during a journey through Italy in different conditions: portraits, landscapes, in ancient villages in the evening; it never disappointed me. In particular, the panoramic function has allowed me to create images so wide and suggestive that they seem cinematic and the depth effect with the incredible variable adjustment has really stimulated my creativity."
Vincenzo Romano, whose nickname is Enk, is 33 years old and was born and raised in Milan. His great love for photography arose during a particularly difficult time of his life. After winning a battle against a cancer he realized that as a life can be taken unexpectedly, it's best to live life to the full and follow our dreams and passions. This is what motivated him to become a full-time photographer. When editing photos he tries to present the image and world inside his head to anyone who looks at his photos. In addition to being a photographer for weddings and events he has collaborated for several years with different brands, hotel and tourist boards for sponsorship on his Instagram profile, and has also created exclusive ad-hoc photo and video content for use on social channels and websites.
"The camera in ZenFone 5 is perfect for capturing the colors and emotions that surround us just how you really want them, thanks to the use of artificial intelligence that remembers your shooting habits and the types of photos that you like. Another strong point is the wide-angle lens that allows you to capture fantastic panoramas"