Samsung Advises Galaxy Note 8 Users On Holiday Photography

As the end of the year draws nearer and smartphone users tend to rely more on their handset’s cameras to capture those previous moments spent with friends and family, Samsung has reminded Galaxy Note 8 users of some of their device’s advanced camera capabilities and how they can make the most of these features in order to obtain better results. Specifically, the OEM focused on the benefits of OIS and explained how users can rely on certain modes on a case-by-case basis.

One of the best features presented by the Galaxy Note 8’s dual cameras lies in the fact that both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses take advantage of Optical Image Stabilization, ensuring higher quality and better-focused images in low light conditions, as well as scenarios in which users can’t maintain a steady hand. The next feature touched on by Samsung is Live Focus, a tool that allows Galaxy Note 8 users to add bokeh effects to their images as post-processing effects. The tool is designed to focus on the main subject while blurring the background, and users can easily enable this effect by tapping the Live Focus option located above the camera shutter icon in preview mode. Users can also move the dedicated slider to adjust the intensity of the bokeh effect, but regardless, Samsung advises them to stand about four feet away from the subject before capturing a photo using this mode in order to get the best results. Another photography mode Galaxy Note 8 owners might be interested in is Food Mode. Unsurprisingly, this mode is designed to make treats look even tastier and can also be easily enabled by swiping to the left in preview mode and selecting “Food.”

The inclusion of a dual-camera combo to the Galaxy Note 8 has allowed for some interesting features, such as the Dual Capture mode which enables both the wide-angle and telephoto lens simultaneously in order to capture two versions of the same shot. In addition, those who may want to have a greater control over their photos can switch over to Pro Mode by swiping left in the preview window and selecting the appropriate option. This allows users to adjust a wide variety of characteristics including ISO, Color Tone, Shutter Speed, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Manual Focus and so on. Lastly, Samsung wants to remind users that their Galaxy Note 8 comes with an S Pen, and of course, the stylus can be used to doodle on photos before sharing them with friends. Refer to the image gallery below for a few examples of how these modes can improve your holiday photos.

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Mihai has written for Androidheadlines since 2016 and is a Senior Writer for the site. Mihai has a background in arts and owned a couple of small businesses in the late 2000s, namely an interior design firm and a clothing manufacturing line. He dabbled with real-estate for a short while and worked as a tech news writer for several publications since 2011. He always had an appreciation for silicon-based technology and hopes it will contribute to a better humanity. Contact him at [email protected]