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Almost all smartphones now have pretty good, basic cameras. So why does every picture I see look like this subway-03.jpg? (random picture from google)

XsouZ.jpg I can do that with my 8MP Samsung Infuse with a scratched lens. What's wrong with people? I have essential tremor and I can take a better picture than most people do. I really don't get it. Can someone explain it to me?
    
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they don't know how to use the auto focus?
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they don't know how to use the auto focus?

I dunno, auto focus is pretty tardproof. Point the middle of the screen at something and press the button and wait .5 seconds.
    
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also maybe the plastic starts to scruff giving it a blurry image
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1) most people dont understand the elements that go into taking a photo
2) phones have great cameras now but they are still limited in capability
3) most people seriously dont understand photography. which is why most people dont know how to take a a well framed image under somewhat decent amounts of light not to mention most smart phone users dont know that there is such a thing as MFD much less that auto focus isnt instant which is why you see so many out of focus pictures. people release the shutter before the camera has even metered and focused.

4) no offense... but the fact that you think a scratched lens has any effect on an image kinda puts you in the category with other smart phone photographers. the front element of a lens could be cracked and it still would not show up in an image unless the camera is pointed directly at a light source thumb.gif

smart phones cameras are not smart when you have a camera stuck in auto mode that doesnt know what its supposed to meter or try and lock focus on. buy an actual camera to learn more thumb.gif
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I have a n95. (5mp, but what do you have on mp if green looks blue)
And if i press the button half, he is going to focus. so just pressing the button is a no go for me.
There appears a frame that wil go red wrong and green ok.
My choise if i press on, even when the frame is red, and get a picture like you first posted.
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I have a n95. (5mp, but what do you have on mp if green looks blue)
And if i press the button half, he is going to focus. so just pressing the button is a no go for me.
There appears a frame that wil go red wrong and green ok.
My choise if i press on, even when the frame is red, and get a picture like you first posted.
Isn't the N95 like 5 years old?
    
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Isn't the N95 like 5 years old?
idd 5 years old and still running smooth.
Even hase a lens cover.
Had taken a picture for fun of mine R.A.T.
And i can even count the dust particles that my mouse collected.

i understand your point @ bad pictures.
But where wil it end.

Personaly i hate digital pictures.
The dots are square.
And jpeg can destroy every good picture.
and dont understand that people wil use there phones as a real
camera.
But thats modern times.

some people are better than other in using it
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idd 5 years old and still running smooth.
Even hase a lens cover.
Had taken a picture for fun of mine R.A.T.
And i can even count the dust particles that my mouse collected.
i understand your point @ bad pictures.
But where wil it end.
Personaly i hate digital pictures.
The dots are square.
And jpeg can destroy every good picture.
and dont understand that people wil use there phones as a real
camera.
But thats modern times.
some people are better than other in using it

Too bad 95% of people don't know how to do it frown.gif
    
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This is what im REALLY tired of seeing......... mirror portraits



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