1. dlalonde's Avatar
    Right well when it comes to photography I'm not just a novice... I'm actually a moron. I've always been a point and shoot person.

    Now I have a Lumia 635 which means 5 MP and no bloody flash. Now I've been trying to play with those adjustments (ISO, Shutter speed, etc.) but I have absolutely no clue what to use and when.

    For instance, I had to take a picture in low light on Christmas.... well it came out in low light. Then I tinkered with it a bit and tried to take it again but it became almost black. Played with those dials again and it was blurry.

    Is there an actual guide or something that I could use? I've found some on YouTube but they were either old or talking about the 1020...

    Thanks :)
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    01-05-2015 03:46 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Hello Dialonde, I don't think I've seen a tut out there for the 635, but all the rules that apply to other phones will most likely apply to yours (give or take a few lol). Here are some links that could help you somewhat:

    How to: Control focus in a Nokia Lumia in order to take faster and better low light photos

    Nokia Lumia Camera guide: Top tips for ISO and great Low-Light photos | NokNok.tv

    How to take better photos using framing grids in Nokia Camera | Windows Central

    01-05-2015 03:57 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    I know it's not always convenient to use a tripod or camera clamp...

    The shutterbugs best friend!

    dsc_0028.jpg

    I like this thing quite handy and very lightweight.

    As far as low light with the 635 I've had varied success with:
    Resolution 16:9
    ISO 400
    Scene on night shot
    Resting the phone on a surface (if possible)

    Good luck and take lots of pics...one of 'em has to turn out :)
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    01-05-2015 05:47 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Did you actually make that? Weekend project? xd
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    01-06-2015 03:25 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Did you actually make that?
    Actually it was a Xmas gift from WC... ;-]
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    01-06-2015 04:01 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Actually it was a Xmas gift from WC... ;-]
    What a community ^^
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    01-06-2015 06:25 PM
  7. dlalonde's Avatar
    What a community ^^
    Indeed! :D
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    01-06-2015 06:51 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Right well when it comes to photography...
    How's it going there?
    Any better luck or pics for us to look at?
    01-06-2015 07:03 PM
  9. dlalonde's Avatar
    How's it going there?
    Any better luck or pics for us to look at?
    Didn't have the time to try it yet. As soon as I can, I'll put my tials and errors here so we can laugh at my first attempts! ;)
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    01-06-2015 07:48 PM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    Ya know,

    I have a heck of a time taking awesome pics with any of my phones.
    To say the truth I actually thought I did better with the 521.

    Coming from film cameras I always had to think about the shot and be happy with the results.
    These days I'm seldom happy.

    It's supposed to be easy...isn't it?
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    01-06-2015 10:08 PM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    This is why selfies and IG are so popular; everyone can be beautiful, even if it takes a million tries :P
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    01-07-2015 01:33 PM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    This is why selfies and IG are so popular; everyone can be beautiful, even if it takes a million tries :P
    True...
    I know selfies aren't popular with some.

    The wife and I do selfies on occasion for fun.
    We seldom if ever post them anywhere on social media.

    Maybe selfies are a way to start liking yourself again...

    Oops K back to the topic!

    I tried a few low lights with the 635 using Lumia cam and ProShot.
    ProShot is working better it seems.
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    01-07-2015 02:22 PM
  13. dlalonde's Avatar
    I've tried ProShots and it did do a better job but the app crashed one time and then just kept on crashing. When you need to take a snap because, say, your kids are doing something cute, you don't always have the time to open the app, look at it crash, find the other app and snap... by the time you're ready your kids are in college
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    01-08-2015 05:42 AM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    you don't always have the time to open the app
    Troo...
    Like the olden days.
    Every shot was an effort.

    Wish someone made a snap on case for these phones that had LED's embedded.
    (old saying: if you thought of it...someone else has already done it)
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    01-08-2015 01:09 PM

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