Lumia 920: Similar shots, different settings
Getting acquainted with the camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 I made a few shots with different settings, and in sharing just a few of those shots you'll see it can be useful to fool around with them. In how far it's useful is up to the circumstances you're in of course, but that is something you will get accustomed to while working with the camera.
On a sidenote: again, I'm not a professional photographer, I'm just passionate about mobile photography. So I'm quite sure these shots all could have been much better, both in composition as in quality - they're all pretty quick snapshots in fact. But I take it most of my readers aren't professional photographers either, so I don't feel completely alone :-)
First: shot through a window with a transparant "poster" of a hip young woman in daylight. This is on auto.
Since it's in the bright early morning (notice the sunlit rooftops in the background) I thought it was a good idea to underexpose a bit, so I randomly chose ISO 100 and -2 as exposer value.
Next one is on auto again, in the evening. You'll see that when your subject is bright in darker surroundings, you have a chance it will be too white ("burned").
So choosing for -2 exposure value (again), you'll see what it does if you really want to get the best shot of the bright subject - though you will loose some of the less brighter details surrounding it.
Last example - it's coming on Christmas - and again, I'm not presenting this shot as a masterpiece of any kind, I'm just showing the result with the Lumia 920 in "night mode".
And if you think you could get even more light in the picture, you'll see what happens if you choose for +1 exposure value (in "night" mode") - and you see you're likely to overdo it a bit.
I'll be making more shots in different settings with the Nokia Lumia 920. You can find what I have so far on a dedicated set on Flickr.
And yes, I know, many of you would like me to compare these shots with the Nokia 808 PureView, the King of Camphones - to show what the "best" result would be, and probably to prove why the Nokia 808 will be King for a long time still. I feel quite sure we're all convinced by now.
Chances are you don't have both with you, and I hope this will be interesting to know for those who start working with the camera of the Lumia 920. Next post - I promiss - will bring some amazing shots with the Nokia 808 PureView (and I can say that, since they're not my own :-)