PEDESTRIAN.TV has teamed up with Samsung Australia to get you amped for the new Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ with a low-light camera feature - the perfect tool to snap epic shots after dark at Sydney's Vivid Festival and beyond. #MakeItEpic

Demas Rusli is one of those overachievers that your parents reference to shame you into doing more with your life. Cheers, Demas.

Not only is he a architectural graduate, he’s made a major name for himself in the art world and on social media for his seriously impressive photography. Take a look:

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????K #GIVEAWAY ???? // tonight's giveaway is a Samsung T5 SSD (2TB) in collaboration with @samsungau (RRP $1,250)! ???? this is such an incredible piece of tech and a great way to store/edit your images not only at home but on the go as well! ???? the winner and their friend will also receive a print of their choice and my preset pack! – To enter: 1. You must be following me @demasrusli and @samsungau 2. Like this photo 3. Tag a friend in the comments (who will also win a print/preset pack) – this is an international giveaway and you can enter as many times as you like (by tagging a different friend per comment!) so the more you comment the more chances you have of winning! the winners will be announced on wednesday the 21st of march! good luck guys and stay tuned for the final give away tomorrow! ???????? – ps. this was shot on the brand new Samsung #GalaxyS9+ phone ????! been testing out the camera on it the past few days and it's so awesome, especially in low light! check out the shots i took using the phone on my stories! . . . . . #WHP???? #tothemakers #samsunglife #shotfromthegalaxy #urbanandstreet #sky_high_architecture #hypebeast #hsdailyfeature #thecreatorclass #adorama #moodygrams #theimaged #lensbible #agameoftones #artofvisuals #createcommune #illgrammers #way2ill #watchthisinstagood #complexphotos #heatercentral #highsnobiety #passionpassport #createexplore #streetdreamsmag #urbanromantix #architectanddesign #beautifuldestinations

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Legit insane.

In the wake of Vivid Sydney, Demas gave some pointers on how to capture that perf low-light shot. I’d strongly suggest paying attention too, as low-light seems to be Demas’ forte tenfold. Exhibit B:

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'the light in your soul can illuminate any darkness' ???? // what a night celebrating the start of @vividsydney with @samsungau at this epic light installation a few nights ago! ???? fun fact: if you look at the activation from above, it is in the shape of the number 9! ???? – have you guys checked out Vivid yet? what's your favourite installation? ???? – #makeitepic #globalnightsquad #vividsydney . . . . . #WHP???? #nightphotography #streetactivity #ilovesydney #hbouthere #thecreatorclass #night_excl #launchdsigns #visualmobs #creativeoptic #hsdailyfeature #adobe_unexpected #moodygrams #theimaged #shotzdelight #lensbible #agameoftones #artofvisuals #createcommune #illgrammers #way2ill #eclectic_shotz #complexphotos #urbanandstreet #heatercentral #fatalframes #streets_vision

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To get some quality snaps in near-darkness, Demas has five fairly straightforward tips (although let’s be real, Demas’ photos would be near-impossible to match but worth a try nonetheless). Have a squiz at his life lessons below:

To put it in layman’s terms for the camera novices out there (including myself), it’s all about the settings, surroundings and a steady hand. If you’re a Shaky McGee because of an alarming level of caffeine (hello), the steady hand is easier said than done. But fret not my shaky-inclined friends, Demas has a solution for that too – grab yourselves a tripod or set the timer to allow for a steadier hold.

Demas also suggests using the environment to your advantage, whether it’s getting low to find unique angles or using natural light to get the shot just right. Simple, yet effective.

In terms of camera settings, I’m not too much of a technical whizz so I’ll let Demas explain that side of it:

Shooting RAW will help you get the most out of your images when post-processing/editing. RAW means that the image is uncompressed and has the most data for you to adjust later on in terms of brightness, contrast, and colours etc. on programs such as Adobe Lightroom. On the Samsung Galaxy S9, this can be switched on in the Camera Settings in the Picture Size menu.

And Demas on ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture:

By understanding the balance between ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture, you will be able to go out there and shoot in low light with confidence. In dark situations, the aim is to keep your ISO (sensor sensitivity towards light) as low as possible then adjusting your Shutter Speed and Aperture to allow enough light onto the sensor.

Makes sense? Good. While you process all of this new info, have a gander at Vivid Sydney through Demas’ lense:

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'some infinities are bigger than other infinities' // had such a fun night last night exploring the Vivid installations at Taronga Zoo with the @samsungau family! ???? thanks so much to all of you that attended my mobile photography workshop! ???????? don't forget to enter the photo competition that i'm currently hosting, details are in my previous post! ???????? – this shot was taken on my @samsungau #GalaxyS9+! who here shoots on your mobile phone? ???? – #WithGalaxy #MakeItEpic . . . . . #samsunglife #vividtaronga #globalnightsquad #adobe_incolor #ilovesydney #creativecloud_splash #vividsydney #hbouthere #thecreatorclass #visualmobs #creativeoptic #hsdailyfeature #moodygrams #theimaged #shotzdelight #agameoftones #artofvisuals #createcommune #illgrammers #way2ill #eclectic_shotz #complexphotos #urbanandstreet #heatercentral #fatalframes #streets_vision

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So satisfying.