Pocket Now’s basket of tricks for better Lumia 1020 photography

| August 13, 2013 | 38 Replies

The folks at Pocket Now are not winding down when it comes to the Lumia 1020, yesterday they shared their editors thoughts about the Lumia 1020, and the day before that was no exception.

Two days ago Adam Z Lein posted a lengthy article titled: How to take incredible photos with the Nokia Lumia 1020, and may I say it lives up to the title.

The article starts off explaining manual settings then goes on to show some tricks in almost every photo taking situation including low light, action, scenery and even bracketed HDRs.

Some of those tricks were down right awesome much like this one:


With a very slow 0.3 second shutter, I turn the flash on. The OIS keeps absorbing background light for a longer time while the flash freezes the forground subject. In the case of the rooftop club photo above, the entire lower left side of the image was dark, but since I had a slow shutter, the flash lit up the entire area and was able to balance the exposure with the brighter sunset in the background. In the second photo, using automatic mode with the flash on, Mary would have been exposed correctly, but you wouldn’t see a background. With the flash off, you would have seen the sunset background, but only a dark silhouette of Mary. By combining the slow shutter with image stabilization and a flash, I was able to get a nice exposure of both Mary and the background sunset.

But as interesting the rest of the article is the conclusion is just the best thing to say about the Lumia 1020:

You can pixel peep all you want and criticize noise levels, blown-out highlights, accurate color reproduction, etc., but as mentioned in the beginning, incredible photography is all about communicating emotion to your viewers.  That’s the most important thing, and when it comes to smartphones with cameras built in, the Nokia Lumia 1020 gives you the widest range of tools and capabilities to create those incredible photos that clearly communicate those amazing emotions you may experience in real life.


But hey don’t take my word for it, check out the real article here

If you do own a Lumia 1020 we’d love to get a taste in the comments section, thanks for reading…






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