- Jun 12, 2009
Taken on smart phone at sunset.
We were looking at it and it did not last long. A neighbour took that one for the village website, which was handy.
Most phones shoot raw these days, and HDR, and allow you to set white balance. Sunsets need careful exposure control, mostly. I play with white balance and exposure, and use the HDR setting on mine, and do a bit of post using Snapseed. But I do like the brevity of shooting with a camera that was in your pocket the whole time. Spending a lot of effort in post seems to take something away, rather than add to it for me....This was a sunrise I took on my way to fish Coldingham Loch a couple of years ago. Stopped the car outside the local dog and cat home.
That was shot in RAW format. If you are using your mobile phone to take a sunrise or sunset, you either need to find a way to set the white balance manually, or you really will need to use Photoshop on the shot, because Auto white balance will get the colours of a sunrise or a sunset wrong, 100 times out of 100.
Spending a lot of effort in post seems to take something away, rather than add to it for me....
EDIT: I never said what a smooth shot that is Col. Lucky cats and dogs with those sunsets
Most phones shoot raw these days, and HDR, and allow you to set white balance.
You will be able to. In settings chose manual and there will be a slider (might say 'warmth' or some such...). Exposure and focus too. Mine is a 5 yr old cheap android phone and I can set a focus point, exposure, and wb. Good for shooting from the hip.. .honestly don't know if I can change the white balance on my mobile phone's camera! I must have a look to see!