Graffiti art has been made famous by the likes of Banksy and 1oak, and it seems that every metropolitan city has at least one area sprinkled with the latest spray job. In San Francisco, the Mission District takes the cake for having delightfully surprising street art, and Clarion Alley is the cherry on top. A narrow slit between Valencia and Mission St, you’ll find that despite it’s central location, it still retains the its hidden alleyway allure.
With Samsung NX300’s “Rich Tones” feature you can inject a boost of color into your shots on the spot. Simply put your camera into SMART mode and tap the Rich Tone icon on your screen. Rich Tones “captures and merges multiple images in various exposures to create soft and rich colors.” Graffiti art was a great way to test this feature, and I found many of my photos to be brighter and more saturated than before.
Although the results aren’t super dramatic, using the Rich Tone feature definitely helps increase the overall clarity and quality of your photos, and it’s a simple option to have turned on whether you’re shooting street art, having a blast at a carnival, celebrating at a children’s birthday party, or taking some foodie shots on an epicurean adventure.
Samsung’s SMART camera offers a variety of features that are customized to make the most out of particular settings. Much like learning how to adjust your shutter speed and aperture, knowing how to read your scene, and testing out these features will allow you to make the most out of your photo sessions.