There are still plenty of people that carry around non-cell phone cameras, but for most of us, our phones have become the go-to choice to snap the photos and shoot the videos we take everyday.
With the gallery in Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean, your media is organized into albums, which you can scroll through by swiping. Select any image to share it, or zoom out to filmstrip mode where deleting a photo is as simple as swiping up or down. With seven Motorola phones currently running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, including the entire DROID RAZR line, the MOTOROLA ATRIX™ HD and the MOTOROLA ELECTRIFY™ M, you have plenty of options to pic the model that’s just right for your lifestyle.
Check out this video to learn about using the gallery to make viewing, sharing, and managing your content much easier.
A few weeks ago we showed you what the Grand Canyon looks like through the camera of the DROID RAZR HD BY MOTOROLA. This time we headed out to Niagara Falls to see how another one of nature’s wonders was captured on the HDR setting of the RAZR HD. Taking high quality photos on the go has never been easier. Besides the HDR setting, you can also take panorama, multi-shot, slow-motion and also razor-sharp HD 1080p video, and much more.
The American Falls are 1060 feet long with a 176 foot drop and the Canadian Falls are 2600 feet wide and have a 167 foot drop with over 600,000 gallons churning per second according to the NIagara Falls Live site.
Learn to take photos that rival the best of the pros with your new DROID RAZR M. Here are some tips that might inspire you to study at the International Center of Photography or at very least earn you some bragging rights.
Tip #1 – Keep the camera app handy
It may sound basic but having the Camera app ready to go at a moment’s notice lets you capture the shot as it happens so keep your camera app on your home screen. With DROID RAZR M, it’s already there, ready to be launched at the lockscreen.
Tip #2 – Shadow and light
Generally, natural even lighting helps ensure a good shot. With DROID RAZR M, you can set your camera to different “Scene” settings such as Landscape or Sunset to take advantage of available light. The sunset setting is especially useful in low light as it creates richer colors.
For a photo of a brightly scene that also includes deep shadows, use HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode. HDC captures multiple exposure levels (low, medium, high) and combines them into a single photo for vibrant colors and more detail in both light and dark areas. It is usually best for:
-Landscapes with bright sky and shaded hills or foliage.
-Sunny-day portraits with lots of contrast.
-Backlit scenes with dark shadows and streams of sunlight.
Just remember, you don’t want to use HDR in every situation. Action shots, low-light indoor photos or using flash won’t give you a high-quality photo in HDR.
Tip #3 – A steady shot is a great shot
Shaky hands can spoil the shot but DROID RAZR M features image stabilization to help improve your photo. Nonetheless you want to be as still as possible. Here are a few ways to get more stability: hold the phone with both hands and stabilize your elbows against your body; lean against a sturdy object such as wall or tree; or place the phone on a solid, non moving surface. A great way to make sure your shot is clear is to tap the area of the screen to focus.
Tip #4 – Timing & position
Most smartphone cameras have a delay between the time you press the shutter button and when your photo is actually captured but DROID RAZR M’s near zero shutter lag helps negate that problem. Multiple angle shots of the same scene or subject is easy with the DROID RAZR M’s multi-shot mode. Shoot up to six photos in a burst to help improve the odds of capturing that memorable moment.
Tip #5 – DROID RAZR M’s special effects
Photography through the DROID RAZR M camera lets you take a wide variety of photos with different tools including Effects. Shoot outside the box with “Aqua,” “Whiteboard,” “Negative” and other filters that create a distinctly different and rather artistic photo.
Making a great time-lapse video with your phone’s camera just got easier with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
A time-lapse video speeds up an event that’s moving. For example, a two-minute clip of a sunrise is compressed to a thrilling 10-second masterpiece.
With Android 4.0, time-lapse video editing is built in, and super easy to use. No apps needed.
Check out this video to see how it works on the DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, and DROID 4 by Motorola.