Salad Days with my Camera Phone

Lyn Worthen, Sr. Editor

Lyn Worthen, Sr. Editor

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.

Happy snapping!


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2 Responses to Salad Days with my Camera Phone

  1. Shaunte Stample says:

    The digital age has taken the world by storm, with the introduction of the camera phone, photo digital imagery tools are at the fingertips of consumers today because they are built-in to low end and high end styled cellular devices that are the rage with American all over the country.-

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  2. Loren Bromberg says:

    Most camera phones are simpler than separate digital cameras. Their usual fixed focus lenses and smaller sensors limit their performance in poor lighting. Lacking a physical shutter, most have a long shutter lag. Flash, where present, is usually weak. ^

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