1. hdradaza's Avatar
    The only thing bugging me is the washed out pics when background sky is bright.

    Anyone have any settings that work? Or tips?

    Ive tried HDR, ISO at different levels, exposure but still washing out. Share your tricks!

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    04-17-2014 09:19 PM
  2. B0WIE's Avatar
    This has been covered a lot in the two camera sticky threads. Touch various areas of the screen to let the cam re-focus/re-calculate. You'll find that there is a wide range, depending of what you have it balance itself to (subject-wise). For example, your subject is wearing a white shirt and has black hair. If it's balancing on the white shirt and underexposing everything else, tap the hair to get it to open the exposure more. Additionally, some like to use HDR so that everything evens out. I prefer to have greater contrast.
    04-17-2014 09:37 PM
  3. hdradaza's Avatar
    Yes ive read that thread too. Tapping on different parts of screen, HDR, etc is not getting the job done. Still washed out. Specially beach setting where we are in shaded area with beach as background. Purely white background

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    04-17-2014 10:52 PM
  4. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    Have you tried any of the preset white balance settings?

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    04-18-2014 01:44 AM
  5. freddyttt's Avatar
    I beleive its lowering your EV... and you can save your setting for those kinds of shots.
    04-18-2014 04:10 AM
  6. loraque's Avatar
    In bright light, you need to tap on a bright portion of the screen so the camera sets things based on that amount of light. This can sometimes cause your actual subject to darken somewhat, but that is fixable via editing afterwards, whereas a light blowout situation is pretty much screwed. This seems to be due to SO much light coming in to the sensor, and the flip side to taking indoor pics so nicely. Thus far, I have been able to compensate by forcing the camera to gauge light on a bright section. Sun on sand for example, instead of the faces of your subject. Even tapping the sky itself can be good enough depending on the pic.
    04-18-2014 10:16 AM
  7. svencux's Avatar
    i am using the following settings and feel pretty happy with the results.
    - almost always have ISO set to 200
    - set cloudy conditions
    - set the focus between a bright area in the sky and a darker area (to do so you need to switch off take picture when touching the screen)
    04-18-2014 10:51 AM
  8. hdradaza's Avatar
    Still washed out... Any other camera apps that might handle this?

    How bout others? I thought everyone was having washed put pics..... Any suggestions?

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    04-22-2014 03:41 AM
  9. B0WIE's Avatar
    Still washed out... Any other camera apps that might handle this?

    How bout others? I thought everyone was having washed put pics..... Any suggestions?

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    Post some photos. Based on what I'm seeing in the photo thread, not many are having this problem. If we can see what you're struggling with by viewing your photos, we can help you much better.
    04-22-2014 04:26 AM
  10. Kibbster's Avatar
    I'm actually suprised how quickly the phone adjusts exposure and white balance.
    My young son was running backwards and forwards in front of me and the camera was going crazy trying to balance because of his white top.
    Auto may be quick but unless you are sorting perfect lighting you'll be better off with manual spot balance not auto centre.
    Even then there are limits to what the camera can do with a large sensor and lots of light.

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    04-22-2014 04:44 AM
  11. warpdrive's Avatar
    Post some photos. Based on what I'm seeing in the photo thread, not many are having this problem. If we can see what you're struggling with by viewing your photos, we can help you much better.
    +1000

    I can't give you any tips if I don't have some examples.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-22-2014 04:48 AM
  12. hdradaza's Avatar
    I will post pics....

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-23-2014 11:21 PM

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