[bct] Re: speaking of camera phonesRe: Re: Camera phone

  • From: "Allformats" <allformats@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 13:25:18 +0100

Fantastic.  Forget Trecker and all that <smile>

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From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sean Randall
Sent: 18 May 2006 13:38
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: speaking of camera phonesRe: Re: Camera phone

The last time I got completely and utterly lost in the middle of
Yorkshire I 
sent a picture of a road sign to a mate, who was able to tell me where I


My camera also tends to get used at family gatherings as I'm the only
with a large enough memory card for a decent batch of pictures.  The
that I have a bunch of MP3's on it not withstanding.

Sean R.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a
man need to be happy. - Albert Einstein
Email: sean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

web: http://www.randyLaptop.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "jean parker" <disabilityradio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 1:23 PM
Subject: [bct] speaking of camera phonesRe: Re: Camera phone

>I have been wondering this for a while.  Since so many mobile phone
>days have cameras whether you need one or not, what interesting,
>or innovative uses have blind people found for these cameras?
> Jean
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "CLG Productions" <cknc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 4:51 PM
> Subject: [bct] Re: Camera phone
>> Unfortunately, my vision is too degraded.
>> Chris.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Allformats" <allformats@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:52 AM
>> Subject: [bct] Re: Camera phone
>>> If you can see/have some useful vision, could you use a magnifying
>>> to view the image on the screen?  Or, use the 'zoom' function on the
>>> phone camera to enlarge the image?  The mag might be best though.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of CLG
>>> Sent: 18 May 2006 10:32
>>> To: blind-photography@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [bct] Camera phone
>>> I just got me a Nokia 6020 cell phone recently.  It has in it, a
>>> image/video image camera.  I had a question, and don't worry, this
>>> totally unrelated to opporation of the phone so if you're not
>>> with this model phone, keep reading it's OK, this has nothing to do
>>> the menus, etc.  I'm trying to figure out how to best hold the phone
>>> that
>>> it would be lined up with the object Im trying to take.  Yeah, if it
>>> a person, they could tell me, unless it was a child, or an infant
>>> can't yet talk.  LOL!  but if I'm trying to take a photo of
>>> say, my
>>> cat, or such, then I obviously can't get verbal indication to line
>>> up. Now, this is what is really odd to me:  Why is it, that I have a

>>> radio
>>> shack digital camera and with it, I can line it up with no help
>>> flawlessly on the first go, and might I add, the linds on the
>>> camera is
>>> pretty much about, if not smaller, the same size as the one on my
>>> I
>>> know that if I put my finger on the volume up key, on the left top
>>> of
>>> the phone, nearest to the ear piece speaker, Then very slowly rotate
>>> finger around to the back of the phone, then assuming that the phone
>>> with
>>> the key pad facing me, as I've been describing, my finger would 
>>> adventurally
>>> while rotating from that volume key to the back, bump the linds.  I
>>> think my problem is for some reason, I tend to not hold the phone 
>>> perfectly straight.Which a corse Doesn't help mat5ters.  Often I
>>> people
>>> saying turn to your left, or rock it up a bit.  Then I'd move my
>>> up, and
>>> the individual I'm shooting would say:  no no no no, I mean, move
>>> wrist
>>> not the whole pyone.  Like, tilt the top of the phone more toward
>>> it's
>>> not angled perfectly virtically straight up and down.  thus I'm not 
>>> going to
>>> be centered, or you may even chop off my head.  You can actually
>>> the
>>> mode from standard picture to portret picture.  I dono though if
>>> would help.  That seems to make the picture width wize a lot more 
>>> narrow, so I
>>> don't have as much head room it doesn't look like.  The problem
>>> opperating the camera and taking the picture, then going into the
>>> and e-mailing it.  That's a sinch, it's more just figuring out why I
>>> having so many issues aiming.  Like I said, I adapted to aiming my 
>>> digital
>>> camra within about 3 minutes after getting it, if that.  So if that
>>> the
>>> case, then why is this so much harder.  I don't have enough sight to
>>> the
>>> view finder.  Granted the view finder on the phone is excellent, I 
>>> almost
>>> have to nose it, to see it, which won't help.  I'd love though to
>>> out a
>>> way to know where the linds is in relation to my object, because the

>>> camra
>>> on my phone blows my digital camera outta the water, according to
>>> my dad
>>> told me.  He said that the quality is just amazing!  He took a
>>> of me
>>> and assisted teaching me how to e-mail it to myself.  Once on my 
>>> computer, I
>>> looked at it, and man!  Talk about good!  I may not have much
>>> but I did have enough to see this.  I agree.  The color aspect ratio
>>> 100% better!  That is why I was hoping that someone had possibly a
>>> that
>>> may help me or may could explain to me, why this seems to be so 
>>> difficult
>>> for me compared to my digital.  Like I say, it's not an
>>> issue by
>>> any means.  It's more, just an aiming problem.
>>> Anyway, thanks for your help.  BTW, if anyone owns this phone,
>>> the Nokia 6020 please contact me, as I do have a few more questions.
>>> Thanks.
>>> Chris. -- 
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