1. eric002's Avatar
    At nighttime, or dim situations, do you use HDR auto mode, or just the flash on auto mode?thank you.
    06-19-2016 01:34 AM
  2. Davide Accogli's Avatar
    At nighttime, or dim situations, do you use HDR auto mode, or just the flash on auto mode?thank you.
    I always leave HDR on and pictures are wonderful
    06-19-2016 03:39 AM
  3. eric002's Avatar
    Actually last night I took some pictures with HDR auto mode on and flash set to auto and the pictures still came out kind of dark. When I got back home, I set HDR to off and flash in and the pictures seemed to come out brighter. Now, I know I'm still getting used to the phones camera and whatnot, that's why I'm Asking of course. Thank you.
    06-19-2016 08:19 AM
  4. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Just try a few shots in each mode in various light situations and pick the best results for you.
    06-19-2016 05:45 PM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    Absolutely. Good idea.
    06-19-2016 06:24 PM
  6. jojoe42's Avatar
    As a photographer, leaving everything in auto results in a pretty well-exposed image everytime with very minimal effort. Using Auto HDR with auto flash stops highlights from blowing out, and phone usually has a good idea of when it needs to use the flash and when it doesn't. I've never had any issues with lighting a subject in a dark environment
    06-19-2016 09:26 PM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Auto hdr here and love it...the phones auto works really well as a whole and stick by it...just a point and click picture taker here.

    {Nexus 6P}
    06-20-2016 12:55 AM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    Auto hdr here and love it...the phones auto works really well as a whole and stick by it...just a point and click picture taker here.

    {Nexus 6P}
    You know that's weird because the other night I was doing just that outside. I was trying to take pictures outside, with HDR in auto mode, and flash in auto as well, and afterwards when I went to go look at the pictures, they looked very dark to me. I then has to go into Google photos, and edit and brighten them up a bit. I mean I mean I'll try it again. I thought leaving everything in auto would give me the best results as well. It's weird.

    Another good question. Especially in shadows or in the dim or dark picture situations, do you tap in the screen the focus and change your the lighting even with HDR auto mode on, then take the shot?
    06-20-2016 07:33 AM
  9. maverick7526's Avatar
    You know that's weird because the other night I was doing just that outside. I was trying to take pictures outside, with HDR in auto mode, and flash in auto as well, and afterwards when I went to go look at the pictures, they looked very dark to me. I then has to go into Google photos, and edit and brighten them up a bit. I mean I mean I'll try it again. I thought leaving everything in auto would give me the best results as well. It's weird.

    Another good question. Especially in shadows or in the dim or dark picture situations, do you tap in the screen the focus and change your the lighting even with HDR auto mode on, then take the shot?
    I usually just leave auto HDR on, and flash off. The camera usually allows in enough light in that mode to even make low light pics look really good.

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    06-20-2016 10:01 AM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    Like I said I'll continue to test it out and see how it goes.
    06-20-2016 10:18 AM
  11. maverick7526's Avatar
    Like I said I'll continue to test it out and see how it goes.
    It'll take awhile to find your set up, but you'll get there. I took this photo while sitting in my gf's parking lot waiting for her to get out of work at 2300. No flash, minimal light, Auto HDR. I would say it came out decent for the amount of available light.

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    06-20-2016 10:24 AM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    YeH I suppose so. I mean, like I said, I have HDR on auto, and flash on auto so I'll try to find my best setup.
    06-20-2016 10:26 AM
  13. LeoRex's Avatar
    One thing to keep in mind... for night shots and dark rooms... dark doesn't automatically mean bad. I see a lot of these camera comparisons online where someone picks camera A over camera B for what appears to be solely that camera A's picture is brighter? It might be overexposed and full of noise and digital artifacts, but it's brighter and brighter means better.

    It might be darker, but is it a good, clean image? Is the noise reduced and the amount of processing garbage limited? If so, you can post process it a bit and get it brighter without it turning to dogpoo.... I prefer a darker, cleaner image or a brighter, messy one.
    06-20-2016 01:19 PM
  14. eric002's Avatar
    Mmm interesting. I mean I never thought about it like that before. That's fur sure. I'll definitely have to Keep that in mind.
    06-20-2016 01:21 PM
  15. maverick7526's Avatar
    YeH I suppose so. I mean, like I said, I have HDR on auto, and flash on auto so I'll try to find my best setup.
    That's cool man. I never use flash. Idk why, I just don't like how the photos come out. I think I use my flash 98% of the time as a flashlight, and maybe 2 times in a year I'll use it for a photo.

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    06-20-2016 02:06 PM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    I gotcha True that.
    06-20-2016 02:11 PM
  17. CHILLYWILL_95831's Avatar
    That's cool man. I never use flash. Idk why, I just don't like how the photos come out. I think I use my flash 98% of the time as a flashlight, and maybe 2 times in a year I'll use it for a photo.

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    What I've noticed with the 6p is that the flash implementation in auto along with HDR auto makes for some really great exposures when the camera chooses to flash. The flash gives very natural exposures with that set up.

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    06-21-2016 12:01 AM
  18. eric002's Avatar
    I've noticed that as well. Works very well I guess I just have to get used to it a lot more often.
    06-21-2016 07:54 AM
  19. LeoRex's Avatar
    What I've noticed with the 6p is that the flash implementation in auto along with HDR auto makes for some really great exposures when the camera chooses to flash. The flash gives very natural exposures with that set up.
    I've played around with HDR+ and the flash and I think I can see how that is. Typically, the camera starts to expose and fires off the flash... and takes one exposure. Now, depending on what you are shooting, you can end up with a picture that can be less than ideal.... something close gets overexposed and the background is gone because it was too dark compared to the relatively bright foreground.

    HDR+ goes about things differently. It rips off several exposures (they don't fuss with the exposure between shots either) and then does some cool processing tricks (pixel level averaging, astronomy-style lucky image processing, etc.) So in those exposures to process, it'll have shots that have been exposed during the flash window and some when not. The trick is finding which situations would work best with the flash... I am guessing the most effective use would be if your foreground subject is much darker than the background.
    06-21-2016 09:42 AM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah I suppose that's the trick. . Right now, I've left my camera on HDR auto mode, and flash auto. Next time I'm in a dim or dark situation I'll have to see how it is, and report back.
    06-21-2016 09:57 AM
  21. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    This camera has a flash??

    HDR, no flash every time.
    06-21-2016 10:10 AM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah it's got a nice flash. So what's your setup Again?lol
    06-21-2016 10:12 AM
  23. jojoe42's Avatar
    So what I found basically in terms of Flash setup:

    For anything closer than 2m away, HDR+ on auto and auto flash expose things well. Good for pictures of people or anything

    For anything further than 2m, turning HDR+ completely off results in a brighter image. This might be useful for filling up a room or lighting subjects from a distance
    06-21-2016 09:15 PM
  24. eric002's Avatar
    So basically , for pictures far away, turn HDR mode off, but for closer up pictures, leave it on? I guess there aren't any one size fits all camera settings eh?lol

    So ice been . Still testing the camera out on the phone in dim situations. What I'll do is take first picture with HDR auto mode and flash in auto , then the second picture with HDR mode off of flash in auto. The second picture seems to have more detail, and yes it is brighter. I mean is if just me that feels like this here?lol
    06-21-2016 09:18 PM

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