[Tutorial] POCO F1 Camera Manual Mode Explained

2018-10-04 13:49:26
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As you can see there are four options in the manual mode
  • WB - White Balance
  • F - Adjust Focus
  • S - Shutter Speed
  • ISO - Sensitivity of the Image Sensor

Let's see what all there are for!

White Balance

The purpose of adjusting the white balance is to get the colors in the photo as accurate as possible. Different light sources have their own color temperature, a tungsten light source would add yellowing color cast to the photo whereas a fluorescent light source would add a bluish color cast.
The color cast being captured in a photo might not be visible to us as our eyes adapt themselves to adjust as per the light source, but the camera might fail to do so in auto white balance mode. This is the reason why it is important to understand how the light source will affect your white balance and how you can counter it by selecting apt white balance.
Every mobile phone camera might have different white balance temperature range like the POCO F1 has a range of 2000K to 8000K. By taking this temperature range as the sample, 2000K denotes the cool tones whereas 8000K denotes warmer tones. You can adjust the temperature depending upon the temperature of the light source being directed on the subject.
If you are getting a yellowing color cast in your photos, simply move the temperature scale towards left. If you get bluish cast in the photo, move the temperature scale towards the right to get the natural color tone of the subject.
POCO F1 also comes with white balance temperature presets such as Daylight, Cloudy, etc using which you can easily adjust the white balance in your frame.

The manual mode in POCO F1 smartphone allows you to manually focus on the subject.

Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed is the length of time for which the shutter in the camera is open to expose the image sensor. The shutter speed is denoted in seconds or fractions of a second, e.g. 2 sec, 10 sec, 1/50 sec, 1/250 sec, etc. A faster shutter speed can be used to freeze the subject in your frame, whereas slow shutter speed can be used to capture the subject in motion or a long exposure shot.

ISO is the camera's sensitivity to light. POCO f1 have ISO settings that range between 100 (low sensitivity) to 3,200 (high sensitivity). ISO also affects image quality. A higher ISO typically translates to a noisy or “grainy” image. A lower ISO won’t just make less noise, however. It will produce better color and dynamic range, which is the ability of the camera to capture detail in both highlights and shadows. Therefore, it is generally recommended to keep ISO as low as possible in order to get the highest quality output from your camera.

Now it comes to the experiment part. POCO f1 has a good camera and with this manual mode, you can take even more great photos with the POCO f1 like low light photography and long exposure shots.

If you really want to learn all you have to do just explore taking photos with the different setting combination. Try getting a tripod and a phone tripod adaptor. To try long exposure shots. Because for long exposure shots you need to place the mobile in a constant position. I'll link amazon links to tripods and mobile adaptors below.

Tripods:AmazonBasics Lightweight Mini Tripod - https://amzn.to/2Qqn8q3AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod - https://amzn.to/2QtEkuWAmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod - https://amzn.to/2Rpyv2L

Mobile Phone Tripod Adaptor:

Leoie Universal Smartphone Tripod Adapter - https://amzn.to/2RoR875

Ulanzi Tripod Mount - https://amzn.to/2DX9idvYantralay Mobile Bracket Tripod Mount Adapter - https://amzn.to/2DXTabITaslar Tripod Monopod Mount Adapter - https://amzn.to/2Qvxjtz

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Piyush Nagpal | from mobile


Good Work Man
2018-10-04 16:43:10
Nice photography tutorial. Thanks for sharing this useful thread with us.
2018-12-05 00:11:20
very good infromation. Thank you
2018-12-13 19:41:07

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How can I contact you bro for leaning more
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