San Diego Christmas in PureView
If this was a movie, an appropriate line of dialog might be: “We’re not in Michigan anymore”. With the weather and the snow, it was conceivable to get frostbite and snow at the same time.
All photos and videos are shot with a Nokia Lumia 1020 with music used under Creative Commons license for content found at www.jamendo.com
Let me show you the story in 1020 PureView….
Does Size Matter– In Pro Photography?
I have owned a Lumia 920 for over a year and been using the Lumia 1020 for a couple of months. They both take excellent still photographs and amazing video and in many scenarios, I can see using these devices on professional jobs.
Whereas the image quality is up to par, I think that paying clients have a “gear bias”. Meaning, that they expect big gear and lots of it to justify that they are paying for the shoot. Is the bias real or am I just imaging it?
Let’s delve in and let it be known that I have big equipment and I know how to use big equipment. In no way do I have lens envy. Now that’s out of the way, let’s get going.
JD Rants – Negativity
Yeah, yeah, yeah…the irony of this is not lost on me. It’s a RANT, I don’t care!
You know the nuts and bolts: Shot with Nokia Lumia 1020 and Edited with Sony Vegas Pro. The whole thing is stream of conscious from me, Jeff Daly.
Enjoy and BE POSITIVE…OR ELSE!!
- JD Rant – Low Flow Toilets (jeffdalydose.wordpress.com)
- Home Turf (jeffdalydose.wordpress.com)
A PureView of the Pacific Design Center
I took a little walk and thought that I’d share the Pacific Design Center exterior with you. Enjoy the campus of modern buildings and fountain in a garden style setting. Obviously, I used the Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture it all. It’s all handheld and I wasn’t being particularly careful so the Optical Image Stabilizer was working hard. Also, you can see that the microphone works really well…almost too well for standard host-style speaking, because it picks up everything.
- 1020 Test – A PureView Mini Tour of Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial Park (jeffdalydose.wordpress.com)
1020 Test – A PureView Mini Tour of Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial Park
This is my last video test of the Nokia Lumia 1020 before I start doing scripted videos. You will see that the phone did a good job with both audio and video.
This little park is at the bottom of my hill. I walk through it just about every day as anyone who follows me on Foursquare will testify to.
Keep following along to see the video…
Lumia Getting Me Fit
I spend a lot of time talking about the imaging features of this amazing Nokia Lumia 1020 device, but it has other uses. There are a bevy of apps that I should probably be writing about, but I can do that after my time with the 1020 is over. I mean, I do have my Lumia 920, running the same operating system.
Photography and videography are one thing, but I find myself frequently on BOTH sides of the camera, so I need to keep an eye on my fitness. Obviously, vanity and aesthetics aren’t the only reasons for getting into shape, but they are powerful motivators for this guy. No matter your reason, the Windows Phone powered Lumia can help buff you up, slim you down or just add to your performance level.
You can see here that I have the phone posing with my running shoes and a nasty post-run t-shirt. Too bad Lumia can’t do laundry. Never mind that though. Like Olivia Newton John said back in the day, “Let’s Get Physical”. (BONUS – I added that music video to the end of this blog)
A PureView of Solstice Canyon
My friend Sara and I needed to scout out a location for a photo shoot that we have planned. It’s not accessible except by hike, so I was glad to only carry along the Nokia Lumia 1020. The DSLR can stay home until we lug the equipment up there.
In Solstice Canyon there is this mansion that burned in 80’s. For more info on the trail and park, visit: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/solsticecanyon.htm/index.htm
For more of MY pictures from this hike, keep on scrolling!
Playing With Water
Yeah, yeah, yeah…we all know that the Nokia Lumia devices are tough. There are videos of them being used as hammers and getting shot by rifles and put through the blender. Those things are impressive, but how well will this Lumia 1020 play with water?
I was inspired by an article on the Nokia Conversations blog and this device isn’t really mine, so I thought I’d give it a go.
Now before the people at Nokia freak out about how I’m treating this device that they’ve lent me, let’s get into it…
My 1st Nokia Lumia 1020 Video Test
No, the pictures to the left are not from the video shoot. I did a photo shoot in Venice and those are some samples. Nice, huh? I know, you came here to see some video footage, but wanted to share that with you as well as a couple of “phone” bits of info:
* One thing that I miss from the 920? I miss the wireless charging. I’m so in the habit that I still place the 1020 on the wireless charging pad for no reason.
* One thing that the 1020 has that 920 doesn’t? The wrist strap. I know I mentioned that already, but I feel so much more secure with that thing on.
I promised to chime in on non-imaging issues/observations, so that’s that for today. Now to the video, after the break.
Cali-strations: pictures taken during a day that, upon reflection, illustrate something about my California experience.
Having an amazing camera in your phone, like I do with my Nokia Lumia 920, there are days when I take pictures of things without even thinking about why. Our devices are so convenient and I constantly use mine to discover and create shareable content, while also forcing myself to view, examine and appreciate my surroundings.
Today was one of those days that I took some pictures and had no idea why or what I would do with them. When I looked at them later, I made two collages. (FYI – I use two collage apps: PhotoGrid and Phototastic)
Today’s Cali-strated theme is “Pretty on the outside – Weird on the inside”