As part of my expanding experimentation with different ways to record images this week’s challenge reflects the use of my Samsung J5 mobile phone camera. This sports a 13 megapixel camera on the rear and a 5 megapixel selfie side. It also has full manual image photo taking menu and I can take pretty much anything with it even in low light.
Then I downloaded an app from Google store called “night vision Camera” which turns your humble mobile phone into a night vision camera! Something that would be prohibitively expensive for night photographers. Trust me it really works! You can adjust the amount of grain or clarity and light within the night vision. I am so excited to be able to work with this kind of technology. Finally in the hands of the ordinary photographer
I found that using the light in the camera (torch) I got better images as night vision does rely on there being a small amount of light to pick up on anyway. Infra-red light is even better AKA television remote light, but that would not get me the images I wanted.
This is my first foray out with this and so my subject was not very inspiring, I can’t wait to get out in the countryside with it and see what I can capture, I am so looking forward to seeing how the texture of plants and possibly animals shows up and how good it really is?
One thing to note, I did find that the original file name was too long for Lr5 to cope with when saving as jpgs. So I had to go back to the original folder and rename all the files( I usually take the last five numbers as these tend to be different) this sorted the problem out and I was able to save them without problems.
other images that I played with different settings during the taking, also some indoor images to show how well it works!