Galaxy S21 Ultra: 6 cool camera tricks you should try now to take the best pictures

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    The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has an unbelievable digicam that is among the many greatest you’ll find on any of at this time’s top-end telephones. (It could also be topped by the rumored Galaxy S22 Ultra, however solely time will inform.) It’s able to taking superb zoomed-in images and rivaling the iPhone 12 Pro Max in its general picture high quality. It’s filled with nice options to assist each novices and professionals alike take good photographs when out and about. While it might not be a dramatic overhaul from the Galaxy S20 Ultra (with headline specs such because the 108-megapixel sensor and 100x zoom being widespread throughout each telephones), there are some new methods to learn about. Read extra: Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is the no-brainer improve phoneLet’s dive in to see what options are new and the best way to use them.

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    Single Take Single Take is a operate that permits the telephone to seize a number of photos and video clips — every with a special impact utilized — simply by urgent the shutter button as soon as. Its intention is to mean you can seize an entire number of attention-grabbing images and movies of, say, your youngster unwrapping a birthday current, with out having to determine prematurely on a selected type, zoom lens or filter. It was a function launched on the Galaxy S20, but it surely’s been expanded to supply much more results. It sounds advanced, however utilizing it is vitally simple. To begin, faucet into the Single Take digicam mode within the mode dial subsequent to the shutter button. Then, all you must do is faucet the shutter button and await the 10 seconds it takes to seize every thing. The thought is that you’re going to transfer round, possibly pan the digicam between faces, in order that the telephone has extra materials to work with to create all of the totally different choices for you. 
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    Once achieved, you possibly can head into the gallery and discover your Single Take file and swipe as much as see the totally different objects it is produced. There’ll be nonetheless photos, totally different cuts of movies, GIFs — all of which could have results utilized. You can save all of them or decide your favorites to share with family and friends.
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    Using the zoom The S21 Ultra has a 3x optical zoom, a 10x optical zoom and might take digitally zoomed photos as much as a whopping 30x and 100x. Using them is useless simple. In the usual digicam mode you will see small leaf icons subsequent to the shutter button. A single leaf means zooming in (i.e. getting nearer to the leaf); the icon with three leaves means utilizing the tremendous vast lens (i.e. capturing extra leaves in a single shot). Tapping the icons will take you shortly to 3x or 10x zooms, however you may also faucet on the numbers that pop up subsequent to them as effectively. 
    It works simply the identical whether or not you are zooming in when taking a nonetheless picture or whether or not you are recording video. 
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    Night mode The correct Night mode on the S21 Ultra will be irritating to search out in case you’re new to the telephone and you might not even know it is there at first. The telephone can take nice low-light photos in its commonplace digicam mode, however when issues get actually darkish, scroll to More on the mode panel subsequent to the shutter button and you will see an entire number of totally different taking pictures choices. One of them is named Night and is represented by a picture of a moon. In this mode the telephone will take a picture over a number of seconds so as to seize extra gentle. While it makes use of picture stabilization to maintain the shot as sharp as doable, you possibly can assist it additional by holding as regular a hand as doable, and even higher by stabilizing your arms on a close-by wall or different object to reduce hand shake. 
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    Director’s ViewA brand new function for the S21, Director’s View is a video function that exhibits you thumbnails of what the scene you are taking pictures will seem like utilizing the totally different zoom lenses. You’ll discover it in the identical menu display screen as Night mode (faucet More on the mode choice wheel). Once there, you will immediately see the totally different thumbnails and might faucet on them to start out recording video in every zoom size. Director’s View has a further function, nevertheless, that lets you file video with the entrance and rear cameras concurrently. The thought is which you can movie a scene in entrance of you, whereas additionally capturing your personal response to it. When in Director’s View you will see a sq. field on the high proper of the display screen (when held in portrait orientation, or on the high left if held in panorama). Tapping it will mean you can choose the way you need your front-facing video to be displayed; as a split-screen view the place your face takes up half the display screen, or as a smaller picture-in-picture type, the place you seem as a small window overlaid onto the principle view. 
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    Tapping both of those will convey your face into the image and hitting file will allow you to seize video with either side directly. Remember although that the telephone completely bakes each movies right into a single file, so do not shoot with the back and front cameras directly hoping to separate them into particular person movies later. 
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    108-megapixel photosThe 108-megapixel decision of the principle digicam sensor is large and whereas it is the identical decision because the S20 Ultra, it has been given some software program tweaks to enhance it, so it is price testing if you have not already. To activate it, begin off in the usual digicam mode and you will see some icons alongside the highest of the display screen (or the left, in case you’re holding it in panorama mode), one among which will probably be for the side ratio and will probably be indicated with numbers comparable to 3:4, 1:1 or Full. Tap it and you will see the 3:4 108MP choice. Tapping that may activate the excessive decision mode, however understand that with that energetic you will not be capable of use any of the zoom lenses because it depends solely on the principle digicam’s picture sensor.
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    12-bit uncooked  Samsung has apparently given the S21 Ultra a lift in its uncooked taking pictures expertise with assist for 12-bit uncooked information. Raw information are basically “digital negatives” that do not save info like white stability or digital sharpening, giving a greater base picture for enhancing the shot later. Raw information are sometimes utilized by professional photographers who need the utmost management and high quality from their photos. 
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    12-bit uncooked information, in concept, seize extra dynamic vary that means extra element within the highlights and shadows. It’s a professional function maybe, so it is no shock that you’re going to want to enter More after which activate the Pro mode. This will convey up all of the guide settings for publicity, white stability and auto focus, so it is solely price experimenting with in case you’re assured together with your pictures data. Activating uncooked mode takes a further step although; faucet the settings cog, go into Format and superior choices and activate RAW copies, which is able to permit the telephone to take a uncooked picture in addition to a regular JPEG. Keep in thoughts, although, that uncooked information take up much more house than JPEG photos, so in case you’re working low on house, be sure to’ve not left this mode switched on and are by accident filling up your gallery with high-resolution uncooked photos of your pet. Unless that is what you are into.

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