From the Nokia N73 to the 808 PureView - smartphone photography by Damian Dinning
I recently shared some of the first shots by Damian Dinning and his Nokia Lumia 1020. Damian is former Lead Program Manager Imaging Experience at Nokia and had to leave the company last year for personal reasons. He had been working at Nokia's imaging department for nine years and was instrumental in the development of Nokia’s smartphone cameras from the N73 and N95 (the one that really got me hooked on smartphone photography).
I didn't just find his shots with the Lumia 1020 on his Flickr account - all the shots from the "old" phones were there too. Pre-PureView so to say. Fascinating. So I asked for his permission to share them here at the club, and if he could add some of the Nokia 808 PureView on Flickr as well.
After he did so, I made a large selection of 45 shots in total - and you know what? I'm going to share them all here. Because I can :-) All the formats chosen are 640 pixels wide. If you hover your mouse over the shot you'll see with which smartphone it was taken. If you click on the shot you will be taken to the original as offered by Damian on Flickr.
Nokia N73, shots from 2006
Much more shots after the break!
Nokia N95, shots from 2007
Nokia N82, shots from 2008
Nokia N86, shots from 2009
Nokia N8 "during development", shots from 2010.
Maybe these shots are the most "spectacular", since they show the result of the N8 in the process of finalizing the device. The results from all the work must have been absolutely breath-taking back then (in fact, it still is...). And to realize that no-one really knew about it. Can't imagine how exciting that must have been.
Nokia N8, after release, shots from 2010
Nokia N8, shots from 2011
Nokia 808 PureView, shots from 2012 and 2013
And to conclude, the one many of you have been asking about, a selection from his shots of the Nokia 808 PureView: the biggest revolution in digital imaging, the one Damian helped create.
So that's it, my selection from what Damian Dinning is offering on his Flickr account - from 2006 until now so to speak. My post about the most recent shots from his Lumia 1020 is here.
I think it's safe to say that these pictures prove the development in mobile imaging over at Nokia in the last 7 years have been absolutely amazing. If you want to check out more of Damian's work, you will find his sets on Flickr here.