I’m one of the big fan and user of cameraphones in shooting close-up or macro photos, just like on my N97 mini post here, for evidence.
And up until on the Nokia N8 now, I always depend on its prowess on shooting macro mode rather than bringing a compact camera which is not mobile as my N8.
Before going to the gallery of my Nokia N8 macro shots, the lists below refers to the tips on shooting macro scenes. Remeber that I’m not a professional photographer, it is just a handy tips for 3rd end users.
- Setup to Macro Mode – If you’re taking small subjects, the most preferred setup is the macro or close-up scenes especially on emphasizing smaller objects and giving more bokeh or blurry effect.
- Zoom – First useful thing to do on shooting macro on N8 is to use the Zoom function. Yes, the zoom on N8 is 2x on its maximum. Almost all detail on this level are still very detail and useful with less noise. Also note that the N8 only focuses from 10cm minimum but you can go closer to your subject when zooming.
- Position (Bokeh effect) – You should always position the phone that will make the subject to be focused precisely, either in foreground or background. And also you should move the camera in many angles until the best scene appeared yet be still for perfect focusing. By doing this you could also make a ‘bokeh’ effect on the background.
- Shoot as many times – Another easy to digest tip is this one. Just take several of shots and then pick the best one after.
- Crop – One way to emphasize and give more view to your small subjects is to crop. The image quality of N8 will not compromise you on cropping. Just be sure to crop until the subject stand-out, and always consider not to over crop so noise visibility are lesser.
- Flash or not to flash – Of course, when you are shooting outdoors with nature subject, just be sure to turn-off the flash as sometimes it destroy the life on the image. For whatnots or whatever subjects at indoors just use the flash when needed.