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How to Take Better Photos with Samsung Galaxy Apollo

The Samsung Galaxy Apollo comes with a 3.15 megapixel camera and although it has advanced features like face detection, geotagging and autofocus, that’s not a very advanced camera for today’s smartphones. Luckily, getting to know the features of this camera will allow you to take better pictures using the device.

Taking a photo

To take  a basic photo on this camera, open your application list and select “camera”. Turn to landscape orientation to show the camera screen. Use the volume keys to zoom in and out. Press the camera on the right side of the screen to take the photo.

Basic camera information

Before you take a photo, you can change some of the basic camera settings on the phone. Look at the horizontal bar that runs across the top of the camera screen and you’ll see the following information about your settings (in order from left to right):

  • Resolution. You can take photos up to 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. A higher resolution gives you better photos but takes up more memory on the phone. If you want to get a good photo, make room in your memory and keep the resolution on high.
  • Exposure Metre Type. This setting relates to the amount of light that is being let into the photo. Changing it depending on your light situation can improve your photos.
  • Number of Photos Remaining. This lets you know how many pictures you have left before you run out of room on the camera. Lowering your resolution will increase this number.
  • Storage Location. Check here to see where the photos are stored so that you can access them in the future.

On screen camera settings

In addition to the bar running across the top of the screen, there are other settings that you can access from the screen to improve your photos. They are as follows:

  • On the top left side of the screen you can change the shooting mode. For example, you may choose to do a “smile shot” or to do a series of continuous photos by selecting that option here.
  • Beneath that you can change the scene mode. For example, you may choose to shoot photos and night and can select the night scene from this part of the camera.
  • Beneath that is the exposure value. Increase or decrease it to change the exposure settings.

Advanced camera settings

As you get more and more familiar with your Samsung Galaxy Apollo camera you’ll be ready to change more advanced settings to get better pictures. Select the settings option from the bottom left corner of the camera screen. From there, you can alter the following settings:

  • Set macro mode for close-ups.
  • Set a timer.
  • Change the resolution.
  • Change the white balance.
  • Apply a special effect like a sepia tone.
  • Adjust the ISO.
  • Change the type of exposure metre.
  • Set the quality level for the photo.
  • Change the contrast of the photo.
  • Change the saturation of the photo.
  • Change the photo’s sharpness level.

Despite the small size of this camera, it packs a powerful punch!

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