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Taking Photos outside
September 3, 2020
6:30 pm
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Dean Yoesting
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Please advise.  I am volunteering at a county park at Green Valley AZ called Historic Canoa Ranch.  I chair a committee that is going to identify nearly 600 plant that has been planted around a 2.5 acre lake.  To identify these plants I planned to take a picture of each plant and was going to run them through Google Lens to assist in taking identifying the plant.  The screen is so dark I can not see what picture I am taking and in my initial test I could identify 3 or 4 plants out of 32 plant pictures.  What is the best way to take the pictures, how do I set up my Samsung S 10 phone to take the pictures and identify the plants?  I do have a general exel list of the plants that have been planted, but I ultimate need to develop a plant signage plan for walkers to review the kinds of plants surrounding the lake.  Thanks for your advice.

Dean Yoesting

September 4, 2020
12:56 pm
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Do you have your screen brightness turned all the way up? Most of us keep the screens dimmed when we are inside and don’t realize that turning them up can help a lot when outside.

If you do have it turned all the way up and it’s still too dark to see what you’re shooting, you just have to do your best.

If you’re saying that the resulting photo is too dark, you can lighten it up with the editing tools. Usually just a “Auto” will do the trick.

If the picture is good, but Google Lens is just not identifying it correctly, you may try cropping closer to the plant. The photo should have a clear view of leaves as well as any flower. 

Hope that helps.

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