1. Blahzee#AC's Avatar
    Does anyone know why the background in pictures I take of people and things is dark? This wasn't how it was, it started doing this a week or so ago. It's being taken in slight lowlight I don't think it does it in daylight.
    07-09-2014 11:31 PM
  2. Blahzee#AC's Avatar
    Anyone?
    07-10-2014 03:21 PM
  3. yyyy2999's Avatar
    You should post a sample shot so we can better understand.
    07-10-2014 03:33 PM
  4. jmagid51's Avatar
    Check your settings. For some reason on my phone the camera settings have a way of changing without myself making the changes.

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    07-10-2014 03:40 PM
  5. Blahzee#AC's Avatar


    See how only my face is visible
    07-10-2014 04:03 PM
  6. yyyy2999's Avatar
    That looks like you used flash in a dark environment. If so, of course the background will be black.
    07-10-2014 04:10 PM
  7. Blahzee#AC's Avatar
    No I took it outside just before and same thing
    07-10-2014 04:12 PM
  8. Blahzee#AC's Avatar


    This was just taken outside in the sun
    07-10-2014 04:18 PM
  9. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    were you in a room with any lights on?
    07-10-2014 04:22 PM
  10. yyyy2999's Avatar
    Check your metering mode, maybe it's set to spot metering, try matrix or center weighed. The one you took outside in the sun doesn't look too out of the ordinary, smart phones have really small sensor and when the sun cast such a strong shadow it doesn't have enough dynamic range to make everything look exposed properly.
    07-10-2014 04:30 PM
  11. Blahzee#AC's Avatar
    Yes I was in a room with the lights on. I tried all the metering modes. I think it started doing this July 3rd
    07-10-2014 05:12 PM
  12. Blahzee#AC's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips
    07-10-2014 05:14 PM

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