LG G4: Auto-Auto-Auto Photo Challenge

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Here are the rules:

  • take 5 shots in a row
  • auto mode, auto hdr, auto focus/exposure without even tapping the screen to choose a focus/exposure point
  • don't even review the photos! Just trust that they're good enough :)

The goal is twofold: 1) have some fun!, 2) show the naysayers just how good this phone camera is without having to do anything but point and shoot :)

Here's my entry, an industrial theme:
 

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I am lazy when it comes to camera so I always just have it on auto. Here are random pictures I've taken.
 

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Also just a side note ... I believe some of the photos can lose some quality depending on how it was uploaded. Such as I used the app and I believe it has been reduced.
 

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That sounds a lot like what the quick shot feature from the back button is supposed to do. Alas, many report that it seldom takes good, in-focus pictures that way.

In my experience, taking pictures in Auto Mode usually produces good pictures IF the scenes (like yours) have good light. In low light my Note 4 fared better. True, I did tap the screen to focus though (on both devices). I usually don't snap pictures before focusing first hehe.
 

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That sounds a lot like what the quick shot feature from the back button is supposed to do. Alas, many report that it seldom takes good, in-focus pictures that way.

In my experience, taking pictures in Auto Mode usually produces good pictures IF the scenes (like yours) have good light. In low light my Note 4 fared better. True, I did tap the screen to focus though (on both devices). I usually don't snap pictures before focusing first hehe.

The only thing I'm doing (in this challenge) is taking the time to compose the shot. What I like about the challenge of not focusing first is that it gives us a chance to see what the camera chooses to focus on using whatever technology it has. I'm not even taking multiple shots and then picking and choosing which ones worked out and which didn't ;)

In normal usage I would, of course, focus before shooting, and the last 2 shots in my sequence would have benefited by having me focus on the large white areas instead of the darker objects.

It's an interesting experiment nonetheless.
 

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Does 10 in a row on burst mode count? Full Auto.

The dolphins were probably 35-40 feet away, no zoom.
 

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The Shop...Really miss Spot or Center Weighted Metering on the dog shot:-(. These are my first pics, everything on Auto (including HDR). Somewhat dim on the inside shots

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I love the sequence! Was the dog staring at the deer or the bird? ;)
Not sure...she's a dog with her light bulb screwed in pretty tight, so hard to get her to sit still for more than a split second unless she's asleep or you have snacks (that shot was the most in-focus of 4)
 

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Here is the outdoor shot cleaned up with a quick hit of Photoshop Elements Auto Quick Fix. Focus could be a little better...0713151612b_resized, edited.jpg
 

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Here is the outdoor shot cleaned up with a quick hit of Photoshop Elements Auto Quick Fix. Focus could be a little better...View attachment 186492

So out of curiosity, what do you think you could have been done when taking the picture to have gotten that good a shot (nice contrast / saturation) in the first place? I know the challenge was to do it all auto-auto-auto, but I'm just wondering. Maybe manual mode with some adjustment to the exposure? Maybe HDR On while tapping on the fence or tree to set that as the focus/exposure point?
 

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So out of curiosity, what do you think you could have been done when taking the picture to have gotten that good a shot (nice contrast / saturation) in the first place? I know the challenge was to do it all auto-auto-auto, but I'm just wondering. Maybe manual mode with some adjustment to the exposure? Maybe HDR On while tapping on the fence or tree to set that as the focus/exposure point?

First time out for me, so not sure how the camera meters yet...do you tap an area to set the exposure in Auto Mode? Thought the G4 Auto Mode did all adjustments without user input, but then I am new to all this. To me, the first, out of the camera needed a little more contrast/saturation/sharpening, Photoshop tweaked it n the right direction. Going to take The Beast for her walk and try to get more outdoor shots. Pretty overcast today so will expect the sky to be pretty white.
 

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Out and about...

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