I needed to be down in Hollywood for an appointment and I decided to do a little tourist walk. I took 10 minutes and gathered some pictures and a couple of videos. Later, I had some Pho for dinner. You don’t know what Pho is? Not to worry, you’ll see it in the second video.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is perfect for capturing great images. The Windows Phone ecosystem has a ton of apps to use with imaging, as well. Today, I’ll show you examples of two of these apps I used to quickly put together video content to share on social media.
If you’ve been paying attention to any of my social media channels this past week, you’ve probably noticed a theme. I’ve been taking selfies using the Lumia 1020, of my and my Lumia 920. The 920 display shows a picture that is always the “prop” . I always used language as though each image was showing an “app” that should be available for Windows Phone.
It all started with this picture of me sleeping with a “teddy bear”, that I entered into a selfie w/ phone contest run by www.winphan.net. Alas, the contest was a random drawing and not for having a creative, well-executed shot. I didn’t win, but I got inspired take more. Let’s see what I came up with!
I have to tell you that the Nokia Lumia 1020 puts in work. I’ve used it on paid video jobs and paid event photography jobs. Now, it just got REAL. My friend asked me to do a shoot of his new real estate listing. I brought along my trusty DSLR because “size matters”, when people are paying for pictures.
I took about half of the photos with the DSLR and half with the Lumia 1020. The Lumia had a wider angle, which is great for capturing smaller rooms where I couldn’t back up any further to frame it properly with the DSLR. That wider view was also great for capturing the totality of the yard spaces.
I’m only going to post pictures taken with the Lumia in this posting. If you are interested in the house, please check out the listing here: 10521 Northvale Rd – Represented by Cory Holtzman.
Last week, I was in Portland and the change of scenery was great, but you gotta come home, right? My friend John reminded me that we often forget how interesting the place we live can be. With that being said, I decided to share one of my favorite hikes in Los Angeles.
In my pursuit of entertainment fame and fortune…or just the ability to pay my bills by doing what I love…I sometimes need perspective. It’s the kind of perspective that tells you that your awesome even when you can’t get a meeting or a referral or an audition. Yes, perspective feeds the ego and shuts out negative talk because OBVIOUSLY “they” are the one’s missing out.
OK, enough of that (for now). Let’s get to the hike. Every picture was taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Most were taken with the Nokia Camera app, but some were taken with Fhotolens and 4Blend HDR apps. Finally there are some panorama shots taken with the Nokia Panorama app. I’d like to say that this was a sponsored piece. Seriously, Microsoft, Nokia, etc…I’d LOVE to say that this is a sponsored piece. How ‘bout it?
Yes, there’s the hike. The picture above is on Beachwood Drive which takes you to the trailhead. Much like going to the movies or watching TV, the sign reminds you of your destination for the entire journey. Keep reading past the break to experience the journey with me.
If you’ve been following along, lately I’ve been highlighting my experiences with the Nokia Lumia 1020. I’ve been so enamored with the device that I almost forgot about Movember. Movember is a time that not only gives men the excuse to grow a ‘stache, but it also promotes men’s health awareness as it pertains to different kinds of cancer. That’s a good looking bit of exposure for a good cause, huh? I thought so too.
I had grown my facial hair for a character in another video project and I decided to cut it off except for the moustache. I also documented the whole things with the Lumia. See, I can multi-task, especially when both tasks are filled with insane amounts of goodness. OK, Let’s expose My MOvember!
I can’t take all of the credit for my pictures that you see here on the left. Sure, the look, wardrobe and character driven attitude are all mine, but you have to give credit to the artist on the other side of the lens. Oh, I almost forgot that I am the photographer too.
Yup, this is a set of “selfie” shots. Of course, I had to take the selfie to the next level and thankfully there are some Windows Phone apps to help me out. I also used a bit of lighting and a tripod. Sometimes you need more than a straightened out arm and a good guess as to where you’ll be in the faming. Maybe I didn’t get full-on selfies. Maybe I’ll call them “helpies”. Ya know…cuz I had help.
Whatever you want to call them, let’s see some more and introduce you to the apps involved.
It’s a great thing to have a cutting edge photography technology in your pocket. The creative freedom of having a camera with you everywhere is amazing and it has kind of been my focus while testing out this Nokia Lumia 1020 device. This Windows Phone really delivers in imaging.
Earlier today Nokia released a new app called Refocus. So I stepped away from usual creative thinking and have started pondering how I might use it to expand the scope of my photographs. Please note that the Refocus app is for PureView Nokia Lumia devices with the Amber update.
Today, I just went out to the sundeck and fired up the app to see what it could do. All of the images above are from one Refocus shot. Let’s check it out.
Nokia is running a photo contest of images captured in low-light. I’ve been taking shots like this with my Nokia Lumia 920, but I’m having a hard time choosing which to submit. I decided to stick with the phonetography images that I’ve been posting on my other blog (http://phonetographs.wordpress.com). I’ve pulled three highlights of lowlight and I’d love to hear which one YOU would enter.
Thanks! Now it’s time for more pictures – less words!