If you’re anything like me, you’re taking more and more pictures with your phone camera. And you’re probably playing with the camera’s settings a little bit, too, just for fun.
I took this photo (yes, it really is a bowl of salad!) while sitting on a couch, next to a window, on a reasonably bright afternoon.
The colors are crisp, and even at 72dpi (the best resolution I can get) the image is nice and clear.
But a salad is a salad is a salad, so I decided to see if I could dress it up a bit by applying my camera’s Vintage mode (on my Samsung Galaxy S, that option is found by pressing the camera’s “Shooting Mode” button).
Vintage mode offers four variations: Normal, Mono, Cool, and Warm. Here you can see how my salad looked using each of those options:
While I’m not likely to include photos of my salad in a layout any time soon, it was fun to have a model that wasn’t going anywhere to test-drive my camera’s settings on!
Oh, and for one final bit of fun, when I switched off the Vintage mode, I couldn’t resist trying one of the other modes: Cartoon.
Not the best look for a salad, true, but just think of the fun photos of family and friends you could take using Cartoon mode.
Phone cameras are here to stay – and they’re getting better every year. Take a little time to get to know your camera and its capabilities, and you might surprise yourself with the fun you’ll have and the variety of pictures you can take.