Four PureView photographers you should know
Since I've started the PureViewClub, I've come to know many extremely talented photographers whose work I admire. I see of it as an inspiration (and seeing it sure is a frustration at times, too :-). If you are a longtime visitor of the club, chances are you know these photographers already, I know. I guess it won't hurt to show some of their brilliant work again.
So this post has no "news", just beauty, captured with Nokia's PureView devices. I made my selection of their shots as diverse as possible and link to what they are offering on Flickr. Clicking on the shot will take you to the original. You'll see two shots from each photographer.
First up: David Detko from Hungary. He recently shared an absolutely mind-blowing shot from the Nokia Lumia 925 (like me, he got a trial version from Nokia Connects). The guy must be able to walk on water to get a shot like this.
David Detko is one of the best imaging ambassadors Nokia could have ever hoped to find. He already got some amazing results from the Nokia 5800 Express Music (with an added lens) and later from the N9 and the Nokia 808 PureView he won in a contest here at the PureViewClub.
Here is a shot he made with his Nokia 808 PureView from the extra lens he uses for some of his incredible close-ups, the Minolta MD Rokkor.
Next: Richard Dorman, aka Sheridan01. He has been getting some fantastic results from the Nokia Lumia 1020, like this incredible portrait of his lovely cat Lara (be sure to check her eyes...).
But Richard is especially known for his breath-taking landscapes, shot with long exposure - to do his work justice I'll share one of those as well.
He shot this in the district of Haukilahti, "testing the Nokia Lumia 1020 with "4 second long exposures during the day using added ND filters" - to be honest I still don't understand how he does it, but I love the result...
The next two shots are from Tommi Vainionpää aka Topolino70. At this club he is famous for the beautiful videos he made using the Nokia 808 PureView. Tommi is another great ambassador of that device, it was a shame he had to send it back to Nokia.
Now he has the Nokia Lumia 1020 from which I'd like to share this lovely shot first - like an abstract painting.
I could select other abstract works from his collection of shots, or some butterflies or flowers. Instead I chose this shot he called "clockworks" - shot with the Nokia 808 PureView
Another photographer whose work I admire is Daniel Cheong, who also offers a vast selection of great shots on Flickr. In his Twitter profile he writes: "Passionate about photography and high technology, Digital Blending freak, 'Straight Out Of the Camera' is a concept which I am not familiar with :-)" .
So he post-processes all his shots, and with great results I must say. There has been some discussion at the club whether or not his shots still can be considered to be "true PureView". My idea is there is nothing wrong with post-processing in itself - you'll need very good material to begin with if you want a fantastic result. Like this one. shot in full resolution with the Nokia Lumia 1020.
You'll find much more examples of Daniel's eye for symmetry on his Flickr page, but I'd like to share one other shot he got from the Nokia Lumia 1020. You may know this scene already since it was used in the Nokia N8. Years ago he shot it for Nokia with a DSLR, this time he made a similar shot of the same scene, with the Nokia Lumia 1020.
This -making a selection - is always dangerous: chances are (pretty large even) I will forget somebody and hurt some feelings. I hope you'll understand if you're not in this small selection and you'll agree with me that I've shown some absolutely stunning results...
There is a PureViewClub Flickr Group as well. If you want to be part of that, just let me know. All you need is a PureView device (808, 920, 925, 928 or 1020).
I'd love to hear what you think of the shots above - and if you know some great photographers yourself, don't hesitate to share their (or your own) Flickr pages below! :-)
Update: in my archives, I found the shot from the N8 I'm referring to in this post :-)