I love the perfect imperfections of group photos and Google's Best Take ruins that

Google Best Take Feature
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Group photos aren’t flawless. No matter how many you take, someone is always blinking or looking distracted. Even with a countdown, it’s almost impossible to get everyone smiling and looking at the camera with both eyes open but the new Best Take feature on the latest Google Pixel 8 smartphones is setting out to change that. 

Google’s latest camera phone is undeniably impressive with a whole new list of features that makes taking and editing photos easier than ever. Powered by AI, the Google Pixel 8 Pro can now make a blurry photo sharp, remove objects, isolate sound in audio recordings and you can even create a flawless group shot. Google has basically made it impossible to take a bad photo and so easy to edit photos I can’t help but feel part of the beauty of photography has been taken away. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.