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    Default How to take better pics with your Nexus 4

    I notice on the nexus device camera you have to hard press and hold the camera button and wait until the dialer lock into place. its a twisting dialer that goes from left to right from 9pm to 12. There is a green light at 12 o clock. You have to let go of the shutter button when the dialer hit 12 o clock. Simply just slightly tapping the camera shutter button cause the screen to get a lil out of focus but it produces a clear shot also.....try it out.

    for better color reproduction in day light use -1 in the iso/ white balance

    In low light use these settings. Turn on flash....change the iso/white balance to -2. pics should use way less light and get better pics

    This is a picture after i manually i adjusted the setting




    This is the normal settings

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    I have been disappointed in the camera on the N4. I have had some good shots but several that are not in focus. It seems the slightest subject movement will cause the picture to blur.

    Thanks for the tip. I will keep trying.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
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    this technique should improve the shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by rohiggidy View Post
    this technique should improve the shots
    I've just had a quick go with your ideas and they seem to work well, especially the low light one. Thanks
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    Default Re: How to take better pics with your nexus 4

    Quote Originally Posted by rohiggidy View Post
    I notice on the nexus device camera you have to hard press and hold the camera button and wait until the dialer lock into place. its a twisting dialer that goes from left to right from 9pm to 12. There is a green light at 12 o clock. You have to let go of the shutter button when the dialer hit 12 o clock. Simply just slightly tapping the camera shutter button cause the screen to get a lil out of focus but it produces a clear shot also.....try it out.

    In low light use these settings. Turn on flash....change the iso/white balance to -2. pics should use way less light and get better pics
    Thanks for the Tip
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    pass it on to others. i want phil or jerry to see it so they can post it on the site after they test it out themself
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    upping for those who missed it
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    I agree with the reduce exposure suggestion for flash pics. That led is so bright it blows the highlights in most pics

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: How to take better pics with your nexus 4

    Phone flashes in general can be very harsh and blow out your subject. A couple other tips to improve your low-light photos...

    1. Make sure there's enough space between your phone and your subject. Shooting your friends across the table with the flash in a dark restaurant or bar is almost guaranteed blow-out. 6-10 feet is probably good. This goes for point and shoots, too.

    2. If someone else has a smartphone with a flashlight app, turn OFF your flash and use the other phone as a side fill light (with the app). Then you won't have to worry about flash blow-out.
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    I found this thread to be very helpful and it has improved the quality of my shots...
    Thanks for the tips !
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    yup my pics have been much better since i started using this technique
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    Same here. Thanks again to the OP

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDonJ77 View Post
    Same here. Thanks again to the OP

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    for better color reproduction use -1 in the iso/ white balance. Try this out and compare the colors at the normal setting and -1
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    Default Re: How to take better pics with your nexus 4

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDonJ77 View Post
    Same here. Thanks again to the OP

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    I noticed that i get a better color reproduction with -1 in the camera ios/white balance setting....

    In low light use these settings. Turn on flash....change the iso/white balance to -2. pics should use way less light and get better pics
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    Default Re: How to take better pics with your nexus 4

    I noticed that i get a better color reproduction in the day light with -1 in the camera ios/white balance setting....

    In low light use these settings. Turn on flash....change the iso/white balance to -2. pics should use way less light and get better pics
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    I really love using the HDR setting, I've gotten some really great shots using that. Though I do wish it would shoot a bit faster.
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    I Found that by going into camera setting through the camera and changing the picture size to 8M instead of whatever it was originally set at (720) makes a huge difference.
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    Which technique?
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    I looked at taking a good photo on the Nexus 4 as a challenge. Most of the time I failed lol

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