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ASUS Zenfone 3 Manual Camera Settings for Better Pictures (Beginner's Perspective)


I have been using ASUS Zenfone 3 5.5 for almost a month now and was able to try its amazing features but when it comes to some other things like its camera, I can say that I am still learning a lot of things about it especially using its manual settings. I always take pictures using its AUTO mode but there were times when I think that using the MANUAL mode can really make a big difference. One of which was last week during the Supermoon phenomena. I tried my best in capturing that huge bright moon, unfortunately, I did not have any decent shot unlike my friends who also use Zenfone.

Photo is not mine. Special thanks to http://www.aadevelopers.net/
By the way, I joined this group in Facebook where members share their tips in using their ASUS mobile phones. They also share some of their amazing shots of the supermoon and some star photography which was unbelievable. At first, I thought that some of the pictures were enhanced by Photoshop or whatever. While reading the member's posts, I read something about tweaking the manual camera mode's ISO and Shutter speed but during that time, I don't have any idea what they were talking about.


So I searched some of the important things to remember when you are using your camera's manual settings. I think this is not for ASUS Zenfone 3 users only but also for any phones that has the same camera feature.

In general, there are 5 things that you can tweak on your camera's manual setting. These are the ones below:
  • White Balance
  • Exposure Value
  • ISO (Photosensitivity)
  • Shutter Speed
  • Focus

WHITE BALANCE

This is to balance the photo's temperature. You can tweak it it so that the photo can look warmer or colder. Has something to do with yellowish and bluish vibes when you capture images.

ISO (PHOTOSENSITIVITY)

This is one of the settings that I really want to focus on because I saw a photo of dark sky full of stars that was taken using Zenfone 3 devices and it was unbelievable! I think the owner set the ISO up to 3200 in order to achieve that image. It all makes sense now because high ISO works perfectly for low light subject (even no light at all!).

SHUTTER SPEED

The first time that I tried tweaking shutter speed is when I was stuck in traffic and the result was weird. LOL! But if you will be able to use it properly, you can achieve amazing photos with moving objects like this one below.

shutterspeed asus zenfone camera setting
Photo is not mine. Credits to myzen.asus.com
FOCUS

This is the easiest setting because I use this a lot since I love taking macro shots! It is also fun to play with! If you are a blogger, especially a food blogger, this is something you must know by heart to capture those tiny details.

I am not able to explain some of the things that we can play with in our ASUS phone because I really don't understand how they work so if you have some tips, feel free to share it with us!

Before I end this post, I just want to share some of the photos I took while I am on vacation in Zambales. 

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NOTE: These photos are all unedited.
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