Nokia 808 dynamic range workaround

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The Nokia 808 Pureview is a phenomenal camera considering its strapped onto a phone. It's Achilles heel though is pretty poor dynamic range. For instance this shot has a bright sky and relatively darker foreground. You can either overexpose the picture a bit to get the foreground or underexpose a bit to get the sky correctly exposed. The Nokia 808 , since it produces JPG and not RAW files is pretty good at retrieving image details from shadow areas but produces TERRIBLE results if you try and retrieve details from the highlights (bright areas). So always underexpose a bit to ensure your brightest objects still have detail and you will be able to get a decent photo once you edit it in photoshop. Its a basic rule of photography but probably something many photography enthusiasts who buy the Nokia phone may not know as I've seen tons of such shots with blown highlights on various sites :-)

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Taken on September 13, 2012