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Weekend Photo Tips: Street Photography and how to play with ISO, Exposure and Focus Modes.

So, You have some amazing Nokia PureView device in your hand and you are raring to go with it for some awesome image captures. To help you with bringing that extra awesomeness in your photos, some handy tips from two of the Nokia Conversations articles.

Street Photography:

Street photos capture people and places at their rawest. Studio photos may be better lit, and staged shots may have more beautiful people in them, but nothing is as alive as street photography.

  • Shoot in Black and White
  • Smaller camera is better for let the people act naturally
  • Shoot from the hip
  • Environments where people are otherwise distracted. Parades, spectator events, crossing the road are the best to start with.

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Using ISO, Exposure and Focus modes:

  • When taking a photo of a landscape, a group of people or a meadow, the default mode – Normal – does the job. However, if you need to get in extra close to your subject, like a bee, a flower, or the foam on the top of your caffè latte, for example, you’ll need to set the focus mode to Macro/Close Up. In case of great camera smartphones like N8 and 808 PureView you get something called Bokeh effect, if you try getting really close. Check our earlier article for some Bokeh samples captured with 808 PureView.
  • Changing the ISO changes the camera’s sensitivity to light and setting it up high is best for darker scenarios to get maximum light to the sensor. However, this adds more ‘noise’ to the photo, but does leave a lighter, brighter image. By lowering the ISO setting you’re reducing the light that the camera sensor receives, leaving a slightly darker, but a finer, less grainy photo. Check our earlier article for images at varying ISOs.
  • Changing this exposure setting leaves the shutter of the camera open for longer, or shorter, depending on the setting. Choosing yourself when the shutter should close means you’re able to decide what the photo looks like. If you want an action shot, where moving objects leave a blur behind them, you’ll want to set the exposure levels high. But if you want to capture something with very little movement, you should set the exposure as low as possible. This not only creates motion blur it also lets more light to get into the camera, because you’re controlling how long the shutter is open.

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