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  1. joeaux's Avatar
    Heh. That picture (ninjaap) is proof positive that it's the photographer not the camera. Excellent!
    -joe-
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    05-06-2012 01:00 AM
  2. ApexMan's Avatar
    I just got my 900 Saturday and put it use right away with many Cinco de mayo party pics, it wasn't till the next day when I discovered that I had not taken the protective film off the lens! lol One of my friends like the shots because she looked younger! HAHA

    I'm not liking the wider angle lens, there is noticeable subject bending in a portrait compostion, i.e., head to toe shots. I guess I'll get use to it. Next, I find that settings can't be saved. Not good. Now the worst... Continual light monitoring after camer button has been half pressed!! This is camer 101 basics and this not on here blows. I replaced my Samsung Focus with this Nokia and I guess I expected the camera would be the same or perhaps better, not steps (plural) backwards!
    05-07-2012 06:03 PM
  3. ninjaap's Avatar
    I just got my 900 Saturday and put it use right away with many Cinco de mayo party pics, it wasn't till the next day when I discovered that I had not taken the protective film off the lens! lol One of my friends like the shots because she looked younger! HAHA

    I'm not liking the wider angle lens, there is noticeable subject bending in a portrait compostion, i.e., head to toe shots. I guess I'll get use to it. Next, I find that settings can't be saved. Not good. Now the worst... Continual light monitoring after camer button has been half pressed!! This is camer 101 basics and this not on here blows. I replaced my Samsung Focus with this Nokia and I guess I expected the camera would be the same or perhaps better, not steps (plural) backwards!
    I can save my camera settings okay.
    05-07-2012 06:14 PM
  4. syang87's Avatar
    @ninjaap what are your camera settings if you do not mind sharing?
    05-07-2012 06:34 PM
  5. ninjaap's Avatar
    @ninjaap what are your camera settings if you do not mind sharing?
    Here is my response from an earlier post:

    No post processing, all phone camera settings.

    The beer pic I've set to use night (scene), macro (focus), high contrast and saturation, and no flash. When using night mode, you have to keep perfectly still. In this case, my phone was resting on the table.

    I have contrast and saturation saved to high, but sometimes will use normal saturation.

    I've been spending free time taking pics in different situations and playing with the settings to figure out which works best. You gotta play with the settings a lot, because auto settings will be okay at best.
    05-07-2012 06:43 PM
  6. firepromaster's Avatar
    Here's some photos I took at Texas Frightmare Weekend. The DeLorean!! Photo with Tony Todd. With "Rowdy" Roddy Piper poking my eyes and him laughing when he really did it. Some dolls and toys we bought. A photo of my girlfriend and I at a Whataburger outside the event and using the front facing camera.
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    05-07-2012 11:53 PM
  7. ninjaap's Avatar
    Here's some photos I took at Texas Frightmare Weekend. The DeLorean!! Photo with Tony Todd. With "Rowdy" Roddy Piper poking my eyes and him laughing when he really did it. Some dolls and toys we bought. A photo of my girlfriend and I at a Whataburger outside the event and using the front facing camera.
    Holy crap! Was that Candyman??? He scared the ish outta me when I was a kid! LOL And why isn't Rowdy wearing a kilt?
    05-08-2012 01:09 AM
  8. firepromaster's Avatar
    Yes Candyman, also Ben from Night of the Living Dead 1990 version, the Fallen from Trasnformers Revenge of the Fallen. These guys are sitting there for 8 plus hours and then had q&a's to do. They mostly just dress comfortably, but they are so nice and very talkative and really listen also. I had a great experience with every last person I went to meet. Plus Tony is huge. I am 6'2" 265 lbs. and he was hunching over slightly!!
    05-08-2012 02:56 AM
  9. ApexMan's Avatar
    I can save my camera settings okay.
    I found the save settings... I guess the update pop that in there so at least that is good. Also, been doing some shots with tapping the screen with some better results with compositions with lots of back lighting. I guess I'll have to do more shooting with this to get the feel. Happy picture taking!
    05-08-2012 09:10 AM
  10. ninjaap's Avatar
    Hey everyone, I was wondering if we all can start posting pics with settings? That way we all can give them a try and perhaps give advice back on taking great pics. I believe our 900s are perfectly capable of taking wonderful pics, but we have to accept that it can't be done through auto settings.
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    05-08-2012 10:18 PM
  11. firepromaster's Avatar
    Mine was ISO 200, exposure .5.
    05-08-2012 11:10 PM
  12. ninjaap's Avatar
    Mine was ISO 200, exposure .5.
    Do you use that setting for all your pics? I find that different situations require different settings.
    05-08-2012 11:12 PM
  13. jd914's Avatar
    Just took this one.
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    05-09-2012 01:28 PM
  14. firepromaster's Avatar
    Just the above pics. Was too excited to worry about changing settings that weekend. I have changed ISO up to 400. Definitely use different settings for different situations. Auto doesn't work as good as it should yet.
    05-09-2012 03:42 PM
  15. CDG's Avatar
    Spring is finally here: :)
    (All auto settings and untouched)
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    05-10-2012 12:18 PM
  16. ninjaap's Avatar
    Spring is finally here: :)
    (All auto settings and untouched)
    Beeeeeeautiful!!!
    05-10-2012 12:42 PM
  17. jddesigned's Avatar
    I was screwing around on my way home the other day. Some are straight from camera, some are "Auto Fix' and the processed looking ones are Fantasia Painter HDR.

    Straight from camera:






    Auto Fix:




    Fantasia HDR:


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    05-11-2012 12:44 PM
  18. CDG's Avatar
    First "Convertible Day" this year
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    05-11-2012 01:30 PM
  19. palandri's Avatar
    First "Convertible Day" this year
    Nice pictures Charlyee!

    Are you the same Charlyee from Treo Central? We both got Treo Pro's close to the release date?
    05-11-2012 04:41 PM
  20. CDG's Avatar
    Nice pictures Charlyee!



    Are you the same Charlyee from Treo Central? We both got Treo Pro's close to the release date?
    Thank you. :)

    Yes, the same charlyee. Lol

    I thought your name sounded familiar, of course now I remember. So now we both have the Lumia 900, close to the release date also? That's neat if it is so.


    Great minds I guess. :D



    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    05-11-2012 04:56 PM
  21. joeaux's Avatar
    Yeah, this phone will take great shots. You've just gotta mess with it. Like a real camera. It's not boob-proof like an iPhone or whatever. I've found that for most shots setting the ISO to 200, the Exposure to something like 1 to 5 and Focus Mode to Macro. Yeah I know, Macro. Not kidding. It works. I took like 400 pics with me and my wife at Epcot the other day and they turned out fantastic. The only time those settings aren't pretty much perfect are when the light is low. 200 is just too low of an ISO for low light. Like I said, you have to adjust this phone to get the best shots out of the camera. It's not a bad camera at all. It's very good if set up right. And most of the shots on this thread prove that.
    -joe-
    05-11-2012 08:01 PM
  22. cckgz4's Avatar
    That's what I said @ tweaking the settings
    05-12-2012 01:47 AM
  23. Oridus's Avatar
    Yeah, this phone will take great shots. You've just gotta mess with it. Like a real camera. It's not boob-proof like an iPhone or whatever. I've found that for most shots setting the ISO to 200, the Exposure to something like 1 to 5 and Focus Mode to Macro. Yeah I know, Macro. Not kidding. It works. I took like 400 pics with me and my wife at Epcot the other day and they turned out fantastic. The only time those settings aren't pretty much perfect are when the light is low. 200 is just too low of an ISO for low light. Like I said, you have to adjust this phone to get the best shots out of the camera. It's not a bad camera at all. It's very good if set up right. And most of the shots on this thread prove that.
    -joe-
    That being said, most people that get this phone don't know wtf ISO is or how changing an exposure value can brighten a picture. You shouldn't have to tweak it constantly to get even "good" pictures. This isn't a Mark III on manual mode with some random prime L lens and a Speedlight 580EXII flash.... this is a cell phone... it SHOULD be noob proof.

    Just my two cents.
    05-12-2012 07:39 AM
  24. CDG's Avatar
    That being said, most people that get this phone don't know wtf ISO is or how changing an exposure value can brighten a picture. You shouldn't have to tweak it constantly to get even "good" pictures. This isn't a Mark III on manual mode with some random prime L lens and a Speedlight 580EXII flash.... this is a cell phone... it SHOULD be noob proof.

    Just my two cents.
    Then there are people like me who are too lazy and just leave everything on Auto.

    I do have to say that with a little bit of effort, it takes good pictures on auto as well IMHO. :)



    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    05-12-2012 08:21 AM
  25. ninjaap's Avatar
    That being said, most people that get this phone don't know wtf ISO is or how changing an exposure value can brighten a picture. You shouldn't have to tweak it constantly to get even "good" pictures. This isn't a Mark III on manual mode with some random prime L lens and a Speedlight 580EXII flash.... this is a cell phone... it SHOULD be noob proof.

    Just my two cents.
    Then there are people like me who are too lazy and just leave everything on Auto.

    I do have to say that with a little bit of effort, it takes good pictures on auto as well IMHO. :)

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    That is true. It's a camera phone. We shouldnt have to tweak it to get great pics. But what good are the extra settings that software gives us? Honestly, if it weren't for this phone, I would have never researched ISO, metering, and other settings available to us. I love that this phone is becoming more like a real camera. I used to hate how people say "this is a phone, if you want good pics take your point and shoot or dslr with you". I don't want to carry two devices with me, though. Well Nokia is showing with its awesome camera phones that we may no longer need those extra gadgets any longer (at least a point and shoot, for now).
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    05-12-2012 10:10 AM
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