[CAMERA MANUAL MODE] Great Night Shots Using Manual Mode

fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

Hey Guys!!! I've had so much fun playing around with the Axon 7's Manual Mode Settings over the last few days that I've decided to submit a short video on how to achieve some really great night shots by using the Axon 7's manual mode. I hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as I did making it!!  

Great Night Shots Using Manual Mode - With The ZTE Axon 7 - YouTube

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  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    thank you for the kind words!  Being a "camera layman"  myself I definitely know where you are coming from and I also appreciate a simple explaination that I can understand.  (I hope I am answering your questions correctly)... but yes the adjustments were made in "real time" .  As I adjusted the slider bar for each value I was able to see changes in the "look" of the image. To answer your last question it is simply yes and no .  I did have all of my settings adjusted the way I thought it looked best and then only adjusted the exposure time which for that particular scenario took a nice photo at 5 seconds.  I took some photos with a longer exposure time but did not see much of a benefit with that particular scenario.  Afterwards I tried keeping the exposure time set at 5 seconds and started to take photos only adjusting the iso (backing off a little bit or increasing a little)  to see if I liked the way the photo looked better with that minor adjustment.  This is what I mean by "playing around "  with the settings to try and find the combination of different adjustments that produces a picture that looks the best to "you" with your own eyes to achieve your desired photo.  What really helps is using a tripod.  I have tried taking photos outside in very low light but to achieve this I had to increase the value of the shutter speed to be open much longer,  doing so made the camera/photo sensitive to every minor shake or hand tremor.  Placing the Axon 7 on a tripod eliminated this as a factor and I was able to achieve some really great shots in manual mode .

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    ​ I used a flexible/magnetic tripod bought on Amazon for $24.99 which is very portable and has been a huge help for me in taking some real great shots with my Axon 7 at night and in low light situations. . 

    https://www.amazon.com/Joby-GorillaPod-Bluetooth-Universal-Smartphones/dp/B018UP7Z5O/ref=sr_1_11?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=147…

  • hollaphollap United States Posts: 8,369 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Great work, . Thanks for everything you provide to the Community!

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    Thank you I appreciate  it and can say the same for you  without question

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    @jimlloyd40  lol   

  • hollaphollap United States Posts: 8,369 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    LMAO.

  • gentlemusergentlemuser DFWPosts: 138 ✭✭✭✭

    Extremely helpful video !

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    Thanks I appreciate it.  Next time I'll write up a little script to follow so I get all of my points across in a short video a little better 

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    Thank You

  • scott_mscott_m Schaumburg, IL USAPosts: 366 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for making something intimidating, approachable.

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    I am glad my video was able to help you out! I took your advice (for fun)  and created a YouTube Channel "MobileTechMatters"  I placed my "Great Night Shots Using Manual Mode" video on the channel.  We'll see if it evolves into something more . . . .   

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    ​ BABY STEPS   I know how much time all of this stuff takes and I give the likes of ​ a lot of credit. This may become a small hobby....we shall see.... Right now my day job, family and this forum take precedent over Youtube, but slow and steady wins the race and hopefully I can grow that into something interesting as well.

  • mobilegeezermobilegeezer Chattanooga, Tennessee AreaPosts: 1,204 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You have another subscriber. Great job. I left a comment from my personal channel.

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    Thanks that makes  what... 4?  lol I haven't had time to do much with it at all.  For now it's a place to put any videos I end up making to link to.  Maybe it will grow over time when I am able to put more content and effort into it.  If not,  that's OK too 

  • hollaphollap United States Posts: 8,369 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Should be up to 5 now I'm onboard!

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    lol thanks really gaining some momentum!      I give all you tubers especially the ones that are members here a lot of credit.  I can see how much work and effort you all put into your channels and appreciate it.  I wish I had a lot more free time to do it because I can imagine how much fun it can be especially once you get up and running,  get used to video editing etc.  Awesome guys really!  

  • hollaphollap United States Posts: 8,369 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Same here, ​. I don't have the time (or creativity) to edit the videos or come up with the content. I'm not one to be in front of the camera much to begin with.

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,120 mod

    you definitely have the drive and knowledge though

  • mobilegeezermobilegeezer Chattanooga, Tennessee AreaPosts: 1,204 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Being a You Tuber means free time (non-work) automatically becomes video creation time. It only works if you really love what you're creating, IMHO. A bit easier for those of us who's children are off raising their own families.  Still must juggle wife-time with You Tube-time though.

  • hollaphollap United States Posts: 8,369 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I have some of the drive, but there are definitely more knowledgeable people around this place for sure

  • hollaphollap United States Posts: 8,369 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    ​, I have a bunch more if you want i could share those as well. Not sure the best place to do that. Public drive of some sort?

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