Earlier this month I was asked to test out the new camera phone from Nokia, the Lumia 1020. In order to introduce the phone Nokia got together a group of street art and lifestyle bloggers from London and gave us a street art tour of the East End. It was a lot of fun but really it needed a bit more time to play around with than just the one day and so we got to keep it for a month just to play around with and see what pictures we could take.
One of the big things that Nokia seem to be using to advertise the camera phone is it’s boast of 41 million megapixels. The idea being that you can take a picture from far away and crop it to such an extent that the quality will not be diminished. But the phone allows you to do so much more than that, the low light capabilities of the camera are impressive with the camera adjusting to such a degree that so long as you have a reasonably steady hand you don’t need a tripod.
Also the Creative Studio feature allows you to make some really cool post production edits to not only the photos you take on the camera but to any picture you store on the device. My favourite part of the studio being the ‘colour pop’ feature which allows the editor to remove colour from the photograph and then add back only the colours that you want back in. It’s easy to use and produces some superb effects.
Anyway I’ve been playing around a lot and I wanted an excuse to show off some of the photos taken over the month of December that haven’t yet appeared in the blog. All of the photos in the gallery below have been edited using the Creative Studio because I wanted to try and showcase what it could do.
*Note – Since this article was written Nokia have updated the Creative Studio and the Colour Pop no longer seems to be available. There is a holding message saying that the feature is ‘in development’ which is a shame and we’ll be looking forward to it being fixed.
Street Art of course gives a great opportunity to really play around with things and the next gallery focuses on some of the art in the area which has been edited using the Creative Studio.
For a few more blog posts with photos taken using the Nokia Lumia 1020 try:
Art of the State – A little bit of fun with a Nokia Lumia
LDN Graffiti – #zoomingeast with Nokia UK
Posh, Broke & Bored – #zoomingeast with Nokia Lumia 1020
The Prosecco Diairies – Nokia Lumia 1020 Street Art Tour