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Cells getting decent shots
« on: July 10, 2017, 06:40:00 PM »
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I've found that my cell camera will get places no other 'normal' camera will. With some apps I have to change the photos, I've managed to get some halfway-decent photos with it. Just curious if others are trying similar things?
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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 05:57:21 PM »
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Being a picture taker and not a photographer, what is a cell camera? I have this wild vision of you being locked up in a cell under surveillance, making models and holding them up to the camera, and then the screws slipping the prints under your door.   

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 06:09:49 PM »
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I think he means a camera in the portable communication devices: cell phones, smart phones, tablets . ..

They do fit in places other larger (DSLR) cameras can't go and because of their design, they have fairly close focusing range and fairly large dept of field.
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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 07:03:15 PM »
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I was guessing that was the case but then I thought mmmm, maybe this is something I have yet to discover better get some clarification.

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 11:31:45 AM »
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Almost all of the photos I've taken of my recent projects have been from my LG G4.
http://conrail1285.com/july-2017-york-progress-report/

Also, a bunch of railfanning stuff too:
http://railfanning.kapuscinski.net/2017/06/csx-in-locust-point-at-night-may-2017/
http://railfanning.kapuscinski.net/2017/07/csx-working-amports-in-curtis-bay-july-2017/

I still like my actual SLR for railfanning, but only because it has a telephoto lens, and I'm less afraid of losing it.

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 01:34:50 PM »
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The ongoing "space race" between mobile device manufacturers has done great things for cell phone camera technology.

It still bugs the sh*t out of me to see people holding their frigging iPads up to take pictures, though.

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 10:50:44 AM »
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From my new Google Pixel.


I adjusted the color balance and sized it down.

The DoF isn't perfect, but I was just shooting in full auto.

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 05:02:24 PM »
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It still bugs the sh*t out of me to see people holding their frigging iPads up to take pictures, though.
You and me, both, brother!  :facepalm:
The DoF isn't perfect, but I was just shooting in full auto.
Still better than a lot of the SLRs out there without a tripod and long exposure!
Where cells really come into their own is how you can get them places a 'normal' camera would never fit!  :o

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 08:19:10 PM »
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My picture in the M3T article in N Scale Magazine was taken with my five-year-old Samsung Galaxy S3.  Haha!  I gave up on my digital camera years ago.

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 08:54:41 PM »
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I noticed the DOF problem a lot and the one camera app that seems to fix that is really made to amplify it. People want their background blurred I guess. But the camera lets you save both together.



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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 08:58:14 PM »
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That is a cool shot Chris. I have an S5 so must try those setting next time I'm with friends Layouts.
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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2017, 10:09:51 PM »
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I seem to recall seeing that photo in the past Chris. Very nice.
The long DOF goes a long way (pun intended) to making N scale layout look like it is large scale (or even 1:1 scale).

And you are right, when taking portrait-style photos (where the face is the main subject and close to the camera) blurred background gives the most pleasing photo. I guess that way your eyes are fully focused on the face in the photo.
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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 10:34:35 PM »
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That is a cool shot Chris. I have an S5 so must try those setting next time I'm with friends Layouts.
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In the camera under settings it is called "Selective Focus".

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 01:47:48 PM »
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Hmmm...can't seem to find this function in a S7.   :x

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Re: Cells getting decent shots
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 02:41:43 PM »
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I forget the specifics, but when I was thinking to get a new phone the S6 and S7 both had lower grade features from the S5.
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