National Geographic : 2013 Oct
“I look at the images from this assignment and can’t believe I shot them with a smart- phone. My Nokia Lumia 1020 performed like a professional DSLR camera under every condition—from low light to moving airplanes. The 41-megapixel sensor holds so much detail, the resolution is stunning, even when I reframe or zoom in. Since I had manual control over ISO and shutter speed, I could take pictures I never would have attempted before with a phone. I also wasn’t constrained by the physical bulk of a regular camera, so I could scramble up rock towers to catch the best light, hang from ropes to get new angles, and move really fast. I’ve used a lot of camera phones, and nothing else compares. Never once did I miss my DSLR.” —Stephen Alvarez, National Geographic photographer | | Explore the entire assignment at nationalgeographic.com/nokia. NOKIA LUMIA 1020 Take photos like a pro “Nothing else compares.” 8:45 p.m., July 5, 2013 Fisher Towers, Utah Shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020 Ten days. Vast landscapes. Ever changing conditions. Endless details. A National Geographic photographer captures the iconic American West—armed only with a smartphone.