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  1. kamlesh bansod's Avatar
    I am trying to take the photos similar to as attached but i am not able take them using s9+. Pease help.
    Attached Thumbnails How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-img-20180327-wa0009.jpg   How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-img-20180327-wa0006.jpg   How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-img-20180327-wa0004.jpg  
    05-01-2018 12:54 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome.

    If you're saying that the S9 will not focus as close as that unaided, you could try holding a lens of suitable size and magnifying power, and preferably an achromatic doublet, in front of the camera lens.
    There may also be lenses designed specifically for that purpose, though be careful: some may be bad.
    05-01-2018 04:34 AM
  3. kamlesh bansod's Avatar
    Those photos are originally captured using honor 9i. So I assume. if Honor 9i can take such photos, so S9+ should.
    05-01-2018 12:13 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Let’s ask the S9 guys. I’ll move the thread to their forum.
    05-01-2018 01:11 PM
  5. Fred98TJ's Avatar
    What’s the problem getting similar shots with the S9 ? Post up some examples.
    I don’t see anything particularly outstanding about the photos you show.
    First one is an oversharpened, detail smeared mess.
    Second one doesn’t have particularly good focus and the third one I’m not sure where the focus point is.
    05-01-2018 05:58 PM
  6. kamlesh bansod's Avatar
    What’s the problem getting similar shots with the S9 ? Post up some examples.
    I don’t see anything particularly outstanding about the photos you show.
    First one is an oversharpened, detail smeared mess.
    Second one doesn’t have particularly good focus and the third one I’m not sure where the focus point is.
    This attached one here was taken using same technique. Tap to focus the flower and locked the focus. But using this technique. background remains un-blur. I tried changing focus manually and most cases background wont blur as much as in those initial pictures.
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    05-01-2018 08:38 PM
  7. kamlesh bansod's Avatar
    I deleted most because result was not satisfactory. I will add more photos later.
    05-01-2018 09:05 PM
  8. kamlesh bansod's Avatar
    I managed to take photos which look similar or better quality. By holding at proper distance and keeping patience, I was able to take these.

    And I think I will be happy with these results.

    Thanks
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    05-01-2018 09:33 PM
  9. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Background blurring is a function of focal length, aperture, and the distance between the subject and background. Even though you can use a slightly wider aperture on the S9, it's not going to help a lot. Your focal length is fixed as well. That pretty much leaves you with separating the subject from the background. The closer your subject is to the camera, and the further away the background is, the more blurring you'll get.

    Some apps try to simulate this effect with post processing, but it rarely works well. Things that should be in focus are blurred, and vice versa.
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    05-01-2018 10:10 PM
  10. monicakm's Avatar
    Use Pro mode and tap the AF icon and slide the slider to the left putting the camera into Manual Focus. Macro mode will be all the way to the left. At the end of the slide you'll see an icon of a flower. Move the slider around till you get the focus you want on the subject. Here is an example of Manual Focus
    How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-mf.jpg

    The other method will be to choose "Live Focus". You can choose the amt of background blur/bokeh you want before taking the picture and adjust it after the picture has been taken. Also be sure and check out the image in Wide Angle Mode (you'll find the option at the top of the screen while viewing the photo you just took). There will on screen instructions such as you're too close (backup) or Live Focus is ready.
    How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-live-focus.jpg
    kamlesh bansod likes this.
    05-01-2018 10:11 PM
  11. Rukbat's Avatar
    At the end of the slide you'll see an icon of a flower.
    Just in case you weren't aware (and for those who weren't), that's as universal a symbol for "Macro-focus" as a a red circle with a red slash through it is for "don't".
    05-02-2018 03:20 PM
  12. monicakm's Avatar
    Just in case you weren't aware (and for those who weren't), that's as universal a symbol for "Macro-focus" as a a red circle with a red slash through it is for "don't".
    Yes sir (or ma'am) I've been aware of that for about 20 years now but like you, I wasn't sure what the OP did or didn't know
    05-02-2018 04:32 PM
  13. Trabub's Avatar
    I use Auto Mode with the X2 lens to take a close-up and blur the background. Gives an interesting depth of field. (S9+)
    How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-crocus.jpg
    How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-leaves.jpg

    ...now if I could just figure out how to rotate these when I post them!
    05-03-2018 09:05 AM
  14. Indecisi0n's Avatar
    How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-20180502_125852.jpg

    Lighting is key
    kamlesh bansod likes this.
    05-03-2018 01:09 PM
  15. Indecisi0n's Avatar
    How to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-20180503_141550.jpgHow to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-20180503_141601.jpgHow to take such photos using Samsung S9 plus?-20180503_141609.jpg

    All on default settings.
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    05-03-2018 01:19 PM
  16. monicakm's Avatar
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    Lighting is key
    Lighting is EVERYthing...from photography to home lighting to restaurant ambiance (just a passion of mine) Beautiful dog!
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    05-03-2018 01:39 PM

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