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Xperia™ Smartphone Photography: Improve your smartphone photography

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Xperia™ Smartphone Photography: Improve your smartphone photography

 

 Tutorials

 

Catch the perfect sunrise 

 

Learn how to capture the special light at dawn

The magic of the dawn can make an everyday landscape look extraordinary. Be creative with your choice of location and consider how the shifting light will affect the mood of your photograph. Photographer Matt Scutt shows you how.

 

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Capture beauty in the everyday

 

Learn how to enhance your photos in a few easy steps

Be brave when it comes to lighting your shots and explore how changes in composition can create beautifully atmospheric photographs. It’s easy to make the ordinary look exceptional – discover how with photographer Dan Rubin.

 

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Master contrast photography

 

Photographer J.N. Silva shares his techniques

Want to add more drama to your photos? This J.N. Silva tutorial will help you get to grips with the art of contrast photography

 

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Experiment with low light

 

Get better night photos with Greg Funnell’s tips

Take great photos, even in low light conditions. In this Greg Funnell tutorial, you’ll learn the skills for capturing stunning night-time pictures.

 

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Create depth with background defocus

 

Explore the Xperia Background defocus app with Nicanor García

Background defocus helps you create intriguing depth, and focus on what matters in your photos. Learn how to use the Xperia Background defocus app in this tutorial by Nicanor García.

 

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Learn manual background defocus

 

Photographer Nicanor García guides you step-by-step

Photographer Nicanor García shows you how to use manual background defocus to get more creative freedom on your camera phone.

 

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 UI 2.0

 

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To download more camera apps.

 

1. Activate the camera

2. Swipte downward 

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3. Tap on Add

4. Select a new camera

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5. Download new cameras 

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To use Normal capturing mode

  1. Activate the camera.
  2. Swipe to swith to Manual Mode.

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To use the Party scene setting (only available on 8MP)

 

1. Make sure the camera is in Manual Mode.

2. Tap the SCN selection.

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3. Scroll up through the menu

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4. Tap Party.

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To use the Multi auto focus setting

 

1. Make sure the camera is in Manual Mode.

2. Tap on Settings 

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3. Tap on More

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4. Scroll Up 

5. Tap on Focus Mode.

6. Tap Multi auto focus.

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To use Fill flash mode

 

1. Activate the camera.

2.Tap the Flash icon (bottom left corner).

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3.Tap Fill flash.

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UI 1.0

 

The camera in your device provides several modes and settings to help you take photos or record videos in most conditions. When the lighting conditions are poor, refer to the following tips:

 

  • Use Normal capturing mode instead of Scene recognition capturing mode. Once you are in Normal capturing mode, use the Party scene setting and/or the Multi autofocus setting for better results.
  • Use Fill flash mode.
  • Use the Infinity focus setting when recording videos.
  • Use the camera key correctly. Press the camera key halfway down to activate the auto focus setting. Press the camera key fully down to take a photo when the focus is locked correctly.
  • Your subject should be as still as possible while you are taking a photo.
  • Your camera should remain as steady as possible.

To use Normal capturing mode

  1. Activate the camera.
  2. Hold the phone in landscape orientation.
  3. Drag the slider button at the top right of the screen accordingly so that the still camera is selected.
  4. Tap the capturing mode icon at the top left of the screen, then select Normal.

To use the Party scene setting

  1. Make sure the camera is in Normal capturing mode.
  2. Press the Menu key, then select Scenes.
  3. Tap Party.

To use the Multi auto focus setting

  1. Make sure the camera is in Normal capturing mode.
  2. Press the Menu key, then select Focus mode.
  3. Tap Multi auto focus.

To use Fill flash mode

  1. Activate the camera.
  2. Hold the phone in landscape orientation.
  3. Drag the slider button at the top right of the screen accordingly so that the still camera is selected.
  4. Press the Menu key, then select Flash.
  5. Tap Fill flash.

To use the Infinity focus setting

  1. Activate the camera.
  2. Hold the phone in landscape orientation.
  3. Drag the slider button at the top right of the screen accordingly so that the video camera is selected.
  4. Press the Menu key, then select Focus mode.
  5. Tap Infinity.

 

 

 

 

Source: Xperia™ Smartphone Photography

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