Firstly let me say a few weeks ago I was total Apple product ‘Fan-Boy’, but as a Photographer, the camera element of the iPhone never really lived up to my expectations, I wanted something I could really play with the settings, and although camera phone technology is moving on so fast at the moment, so much so I thought it’s not going to be long before this kind of phone hits the market and allows us photographers to really capture ‘DSLR’ quality images. but now it seems that time has already come with the Carl Zeiss lens and PureView technology Nokia are implementing with their Lumia range of phones, it’s a true camera-phone built with Photographers in mind, the great manual controls of up to ISO 3200, +2 and -2 exposure values and white balance adjustments. So with a little playing and tweaking of these settings, do they really enable you to get DSLR quality photographs?
I managed to get hold of one with a little help from the Team at Nokia Connects, they armed with the New 925 Lumia with its 8.7 MP camera to see what my photography skills could make of it. Once it arrived I started to do the usual random shots, but then I decided to set a ‘theme’ to capture over a period of weeks, my aim was to photograph the different spaces I travelled within the beautiful Yorkshire Landscape, which is at times so vast and unending, but at other times so microscopic, so I’ve also attempted to photo-document the space it sits in as well to convey an appreciation of this vast scenery.
The results are mostly panoramic vistas (inspired by the work of Ansel Adams) using the in-built Panorama Software, and then taken into the Window Phone Creative Studio app which has tons of neat little features for the final adjustments.
I hope you like the final images, as I had a total blast taking them with this Lumia 925 phone, so much so that I can hardly put it down, and its seems I’m ‘converted’ to this micro-camera technology and have now started leaving the DSLR at home when I’d normally take it with me on ‘any’ of our travels.
20 thoughts on “Lumia Landscapes”
Awesome photos! I think I’d be leaving the DSLR at home as well.
Thanks 🙂 …It shocked me how good it was, especially the manual control features
These are incredible! Still not ready to give up my iPhone, but wow!
A true Apple Fan Girl 🙂
These are beautiful images. I really like the panoramic ones.
Thanks Coline, for once we’ve a lovely warm summer over to capture Yorkshires lovely scenery… Glad you like them, I enjoyed taking them
Thanks Coline, it’s lovely to have a warm English summer for once to capture its nice scenery… I’ve had so much fun doing it 🙂
Carl, the images are really very good but, I’m not going to leave my DSLR sitting at home. For one, my boss would never understand how a camera phone would give me the same control as my camera, LOL!
I agree the DSLR still comes out for when I need pro images, but it’s seems a really good replacement for those Point & Shoot style camera, but with some really good manual controls, which are quite impressive IMHO
It’s for sure that my iPhone doesn’t take anything near that type of quality. Those are really nice!
Its quite good, beats some of the little point & shoot camera’s
Stunning photos. My sister used to live in Ilkey, right on the edge of the moors. So beautiful there.
Thanks, it’s such a beautiful part of Yorkshire at any time of the year
Very cool! Such a range of images and effects – looks like you mastered it quickly!
it is the best