Learn to take photos that rival the best of the pros with your new DROID RAZR M. Here are some tips that might inspire you to study at the International Center of Photography or at very least earn you some bragging rights.
Tip #1 – Keep the camera app handy
It may sound basic but having the Camera app ready to go at a moment’s notice lets you capture the shot as it happens so keep your camera app on your home screen. With DROID RAZR M, it’s already there, ready to be launched at the lockscreen.
Tip #2 – Shadow and light
Generally, natural even lighting helps ensure a good shot. With DROID RAZR M, you can set your camera to different “Scene” settings such as Landscape or Sunset to take advantage of available light. The sunset setting is especially useful in low light as it creates richer colors.
For a photo of a brightly scene that also includes deep shadows, use HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode. HDC captures multiple exposure levels (low, medium, high) and combines them into a single photo for vibrant colors and more detail in both light and dark areas. It is usually best for:
-Landscapes with bright sky and shaded hills or foliage.
-Sunny-day portraits with lots of contrast.
-Backlit scenes with dark shadows and streams of sunlight.
Just remember, you don’t want to use HDR in every situation. Action shots, low-light indoor photos or using flash won’t give you a high-quality photo in HDR.
Tip #3 – A steady shot is a great shot
Shaky hands can spoil the shot but DROID RAZR M features image stabilization to help improve your photo. Nonetheless you want to be as still as possible. Here are a few ways to get more stability: hold the phone with both hands and stabilize your elbows against your body; lean against a sturdy object such as wall or tree; or place the phone on a solid, non moving surface. A great way to make sure your shot is clear is to tap the area of the screen to focus.
Tip #4 – Timing & position
Most smartphone cameras have a delay between the time you press the shutter button and when your photo is actually captured but DROID RAZR M’s near zero shutter lag helps negate that problem. Multiple angle shots of the same scene or subject is easy with the DROID RAZR M’s multi-shot mode. Shoot up to six photos in a burst to help improve the odds of capturing that memorable moment.
Tip #5 – DROID RAZR M’s special effects
Photography through the DROID RAZR M camera lets you take a wide variety of photos with different tools including Effects. Shoot outside the box with “Aqua,” “Whiteboard,” “Negative” and other filters that create a distinctly different and rather artistic photo.