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  1. Smyrna5's Avatar
    08-22-2013 01:42 PM
  2. rkin92's Avatar
    Best photo so far: wp_20130822_003.jpg

    Questionable quality:

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    08-23-2013 11:05 AM
  3. Smyrna5's Avatar
    rkin - where you using auto-focus on pics 2&3?

    I find that I can usually focus better manually when there isn't as much light. Of course holding the camera still during those times can also be a challenge. I find that trying to push the dedicated camera button always shakes or moves my camera and usually spoils my shot, so I often just tap the screen where I want to focus. Then it pauses a few seconds to give you a chance to get still again.
    08-23-2013 11:38 AM
  4. will c1's Avatar
    where was this taken in chicago? I cant figure it out, and I live here!
    Yep downtown Chicago at a friends place off the river. It is right off the Kinzie bridge and photographers love to take wedding couples and friends there to get this view.
    08-23-2013 03:10 PM
  5. thomas wojcik's Avatar
    The sleeping dog...wp_20130822_15_09_54_pro.jpg
    08-25-2013 10:40 PM
  6. rkin92's Avatar
    rkin - where you using auto-focus on pics 2&3?

    I find that I can usually focus better manually when there isn't as much light. Of course holding the camera still during those times can also be a challenge. I find that trying to push the dedicated camera button always shakes or moves my camera and usually spoils my shot, so I often just tap the screen where I want to focus. Then it pauses a few seconds to give you a chance to get still again.
    I have been trying to steady the camera and use auto focus. My hands shake though
    08-27-2013 12:13 PM
  7. Smyrna5's Avatar
    I have been trying to steady the camera and use auto focus. My hands shake though
    I have been thinking of getting one of those tripod attachments they sell for cell phone cameras. Failing that, I usually try to lean on something when I can.
    08-27-2013 03:36 PM
  8. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I have been trying to steady the camera and use auto focus. My hands shake though
    today I was using the proshot app and my hand was shaking, I didn't want the dragon fly to fly away. The picture came out nice and crisp. I'm impressed by this phone's camera.
    08-27-2013 04:01 PM
  9. Smyrna5's Avatar
    today I was using the proshot app and my hand was shaking, I didn't want the dragon fly to fly away. The picture came out nice and crisp. I'm impressed by this phone's camera.
    Did you mean to attach the picture?
    08-28-2013 09:28 AM
  10. Corepc's Avatar
    Random Flower up close taken with ProShot

    08-28-2013 10:04 AM
  11. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Did you mean to attach the picture?
    I wanted to but 99% of the time I use the wpcentral app and I'm too lazy to switch to the computer to upload a picture.
    08-28-2013 06:43 PM
  12. nicesty29's Avatar
    beautiful
    08-30-2013 11:52 AM
  13. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Trying a few early evening and night shots tonight. I think some of the lens flare from the bright lights is because I have a hard time remembering to clean my lens before I shoot. I wish there was a lense cover on my case.

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    09-04-2013 04:47 AM
  14. Corepc's Avatar
    Smyrna5 - I like the Bottom Pic



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    09-04-2013 07:58 AM
  15. Corepc's Avatar
    Went to the zoo the other took around 120 pics (will have to go to friend house with wifi to upload most of those)
    But here is one of smaller size pics and more colorful - I really hate that animals where in cages but it is for their protection once again..

    Default Camera and Settings



    Adding a Pic of Snake Behind Glass

    Last edited by Corepc; 09-04-2013 at 08:26 AM.
    09-04-2013 08:13 AM
  16. Corepc's Avatar
    Really Should have used ProShot, but, Default Camera Settings. No Editing. With a little Humor has well

    These indoors pic turned out better than outdoors has sunlight was not a factor and low lighting was . Plus I spent a little more time in focus on these.

    Remember these reptiles are behind glass. No Animals where harmed During Picture Process has 521 has no Flash

    Tarantula - Look Guys Its Picture Time


    Reptile 01 - Hey is that a Nokia Windows Phone


    Reptile 02 - Why I believe it Is, Say's so on back


    Reptile 03 - Nice No Flash, How This Pose


    Yellow Frogs - Man I Gotta Get One for Wife, She's always borrowing mine.
    09-04-2013 07:12 PM
  17. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Fun with brakes today

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    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-07-2013 at 12:25 PM.
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    09-06-2013 05:41 PM
  18. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Compact flourescent light bulbs burning. Taken with ProShot P Mode. ISO set to 100. Exposure -2. AutoFocus. Final images have brightness boosted and contrast enhanced in Gimp. It looks like I need to clean that bulb and risk having the EPA come out to clean up the mercury lol.

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    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-06-2013 at 06:52 PM.
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    09-06-2013 06:34 PM
  19. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Studies on The End of My LED Flashlight. shutter 1/10,000 f 2.4. Exposure -2. Blue tint achieved with manual White Balance set to ? Super novas added in Gimp 2.8.6 in WIn7.

    1. Hurtling Through Space
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    2. Quiet Night In the Orb
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    3. Rotation
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    I'm having too much fun with this phone!
    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-06-2013 at 10:31 PM.
    09-06-2013 10:15 PM
  20. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Another Hand Study

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    OK guys. I know all the "real" photographers have the 1020, but I can't be the only one still shooting with the 521. We need your posts in this thread.
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    09-07-2013 12:18 PM
  21. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Nature Center Trail Late Summer - Nokia 521. Cropped and color filter applied with Aviary Photo Editor

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    09-08-2013 09:44 PM
  22. MsBuzzman's Avatar
    fotor_wp_20130824_004-3-.jpg

    This is my Roscoe! On my lap, I gave him bunny ears to make my daughter smile! I used the pic editor Fotor to crop, enhance the color a little bit and gave it a rice paper effect. I don't usually use my phone for pics since I truly believe if you want a really great photo, use a camera! But this one came out pretty good!

    For the not so great reviews of this camera- I found it takes really good pics. I love all the photos posted here. Keep them coming. I have not done any video yet.
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    09-09-2013 03:17 PM
  23. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Took a few small videos tonight with the 521. Patched together with Windows Movie Maker on Win7, which also put a strange beep in, but I don't really know how to use it yet. Everything set to automatic on camera

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    09-10-2013 11:31 PM
  24. Smyrna5's Avatar
    A bit of bluegrass on the square at night. Sorry about the shakes. I have to get a tripod mount for these night shots. There was very little light on the band, so its hard to fault the camera for not picking them out distinctly. This is pretty close to the way things looked, so I am happy with the camera's choices for exposure, etc.Colors are slightly over-saturated, a characteristic of many of today's cameras, as commented on in many posts. Really not bad for a dark street scene with no flash, and a low-end (price wise) camera phone.

    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-11-2013 at 08:04 AM.
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    09-10-2013 11:38 PM
  25. Smyrna5's Avatar
    A few more night photos. Lessons learned - I need a tripod mount to take these, because not holding the camera still at these slow shutter speeds is making them blurry. They were all taken with ProShot (some with high ISO) and slow shutters (1/4 to 1 sec). The high ISO is making them grainy. Better to choose an ISO around 100 and even slower shutter.

    The firrst shot could have benefited from HDR, because there is so much contrast between the light and dark areas. Theoretically, HDR would have used an over-exposed, an under-exposed, and a normal photo to combine them into one shot with better exposure on the whole.

    f 2.4, 1/8s, ISO 1600
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    f 2.4, 1s, ISO 100. I was leaning against a lamp post in this one, but at 1 full second of exposure time (the trade off for the low ISO and less noise, hopefully) I just could not hold it still enough to keep it from getting blurry.
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    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-11-2013 at 08:46 AM.
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    09-11-2013 12:12 AM
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