In this post, I will guide you all through the pro mode in our camera app. If you have any query or so kindly go comment on the same and I will surely get back to you.
As you can see, I have attended a screenshot of my camera app(galaxy s10) and assigned numbers to each function/button/option. Please keep in mind that I will be using these assigned numbers to represent each function/button/option.
1. Exposure meter: this helps us to determine whether the photo you will click will be overexposed or correct exposed or underexposed. 0 is the value for the correct exposure. If the value is above 0 then its overexposed and the amount of overexposure is based on value meter shows. For example, if the meter shows +0.3 then its overexposed by 0.3 steps, if it shows +1.0 then its overexposed by 1 step. Higher the number more the image is overexposed. similarly, if the image is underexposed then the value will be in negative numbers.
Please note this value are based on the metering mode and they just guide us.
2. White balance: is the processof removing unrealistic colour casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in the photo. Basically, you are show whats real white to the camera by adjusting the temperature. We have the option of manually adjusting white balance or camera can even do automatically but toggling the manual/auto button.
3. Autofocus/manual focus: we have the option of both auto and manual Focus. usually, it's on autofocus but if you want to focus manually, then click on toggle button of manual/auto. In manual mode, the peaking(focused area)is shown by green outlines.
4.color profile: with this option you can adjust various options like temperature, tint, contrast, saturation, highlight and shadow. This can give you lots of leverage in post-production(to understand better, interested people kindly let me know)
5.shutter speed/aperture: shutter speed is the amount of time for which the sensor is exposed to light. You can adjust the shutter speed by adjusting the slider, you can also toggle the shutter speed manual to auto. So the higher the shutter speed less light will reach the sensor but chances of motion blur will also decrease, similarly when the shutter speed is less than more light will reach the sensor and chances of motion blur is more. You can capture light trails/long exposure but reducing the speed accordingly.
Aperture is referred to as the lens diaphragm opening inside a photographic lens. Basically its the area from which the light passes and gets exposed the sensor. Usually, it's represented by F-number. Samsung is the only company in the smartphones industry to provide variable amateur. we have F1.5 and F2.4. In F1.5 you will be able to capture more light and less depth of field in comparison to F2.4.
6.ISO: full form of ISO is international standard organization. ISO measures the sensitivity of the sensor. Lower the ISO the camera is less sensitive to light and finer grains, this means that the image will have less noise and brightness. you can toggle ISO to manual and auto.
7.Autofocus area: we are provided with two options of the autofocus area. Which are centre and multi. In centre autofocus mode the camera will give priority in focusing objects in the center. In multi autofocus mode, the camera will focus on the subjects irrelevant to the placement of the subject on the screen.
8.Metering: three metering modes are available which are centre-weighted, matrix and spot. Metering mode refers to the way in which the camera determines the exposure. In the centre-weighted mode, the centre is used to determine the exposure. It evaluates the light in the middle of the frame and surroundings and ignores the corners. In matrix metering mode, the camera divides a wide area of the frame into multiple segments and sets exposure based on a variety of information, including subject brightness and colour. In spot metering mode, the camera determines the exposure not on the average brightness level of the whole frame, but just on one specific spot.
9.Aspect ratio: its the ratio of width to hight of the image. Usually, photos have 3:4. Samsung has provided us with four ratios and they are 3:4, 9:16(usually for videos), 1:1( can be used for Instagram) and last is full( in this the image will cover the entire screen of the mobile, it may vary depending on the ratio of the mobile screen)
10.Timer: with this, you can set the timer to shoot a picture, I mainly use when I am going to click long exposure shots as to reduce the chances of shaking the camera while clicking the shutter button. We have four options available 1. No timer 2.2sec 3.5sec and 4.10sec
11.Flash: this option allows you to toggle flash between no flash, auto flash and flash on.
12.Settings: you will find different settings for the camera like formats of images, raw, location detection etc.
13.Gallary: on click on it you will be redirected to gallary.
14.Shutter button: press on it will click the photo
If anyone has any doubts or queries or anything regarding photography, cinematography or anything from this article just let me know I will be happy to help you all.