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Modern smartphones make it easy to snap good-quality images in practically all conditions. Automatic modes take the guesswork out of picking settings, so we can shoot images we can be proud of more often. That said, these modes that swing for consistency might not give us truly memorable, “perfect” photos. Hardware that requires a human touch might produce horrible photos without the proper knowledge, but genuinely great shots when handled correctly.

This got us thinking: Would you rather snap consistently good photographs, or great shots inconsistently? We posed the question in a recent poll. Read on for the results!