Crystal Z., May 22, 2019 : Hi everyone, You might have wondered who are the mysterious community members that took these great shots, and I’m here to announce the names - @Bouncer71 @optical, and the Community Sample Shot Program. What is Community Sample Shot Program? Before every product launch, we invite photographers to take sample shots with the prototype of the latest OnePlus device (that hasn’t been introduced to the market yet). This time, we first introduced it to our community users and wondered – can our users take as good photos as professional photographers? The result turns out to be YES! After collecting a bunch of photos from @Bouncer71 and @optical and sharing them with our design and product teams, we’re convinced that our users can do a great job and we can continue this project. The sample shots from this program may even be displayed at the keynotes, in the product page, on our media guidebook, etc. How do we select the participants? It’s not a random selection. We check every entry of mega Shot on OnePlus contest, we have a document to collect all the good entries, and we ask our moderation team for their recommendations to help us make the final decision. If you have won the Shot on OnePlus contest before, keep up, we’re watching. We can only invite limited users to join the sample shot program, the selection is extremely strict. What do you do after joining Sample Shot Program? Take photos. And not just take photos, we’ll connect you with our camera team. If you face any issues/bugs about camera, feel free to send your feedback to the team, they are there with you to improve our camera. Besides that, we hope that you can record all the experience upon the camera and share some of your photography tips with our community afterwards. What do you get after joining Sample Shot Program? The prototype you use for taking sample shots must be returned. If you take some impressive shots, you provide feedback that helps us improve the camera and you don’t leak the device/photos, we’ll offer you a brand-new device (the latest version, nonetheless) after the launch. And we may consider inviting you to launch events and to talk to the team face-to-face in the future. Are you interested? Show your passion in our Shot on OnePlus contest! And let’s see what @Bouncer71 and @optical have experienced during the 2 months’ usage. Please note that camera team and @Jimmy Z. are reading the existing threads about camera feedback and are looking into bringing a better camera experience in future updates.