I have been asked many times what I use to create HDR images from my phones. So I thought I would simply detail it here. Although I primarily use my Nokia N8, these applications work for all Symbian 3 devices and I have tested on X7, 700, 701, E7, C7, C6-01. They are also available on the N9. The two applications in question are HDR Photo Camera by Intellsys and HDR Pro Camera by Harald Meyer. In simple terms they both do exactly the same job, however there are differences. These differences could determine which application is right for you.
Nokia Connects recently did a post about how mobile photography has changed our lives, that got me thinking about my time with mobile phone cameras. You see, I have been using them right from the start. My first digital camera was my Nokia 7650. I still have a 7650, along with another 126 Nokia devices. So here are what I consider milestones in Nokia’s decade of imaging and their consolidation of the title of “Imaging Kings” amongst mobile manufacturers. Ok I know that is a matter of opinion, but as this is my blog and my opinion then I guess I am allowed to say that.
Now let your mind wander back through the mists of time. The year is 2002 and Nokia have announced the Nokia 7650!
For those of you that never got the chance to experience this fantastic little device, it sported a great little VGA camera with a whopping 640×480 (0.3Mp) resolution. A beautiful TFT screen with 4096 colours, a 104Mhz Arm 9 CPU, GPRS for fast data and bluetooth V1.1
Following on from my trips to London and New York, and the Year in Photos review I have just been to Iceland. More specifically Reykjavik. This trip came about after a late night discussion (and several bottles of wine) about where we should all go to next. Last year was Saariselkä in the north of Finland. Thankfully one of our friends took up the challenge and did the arrangements and what an excellent job she did too, organising our trip through a company called Iceland on Track. What an excellent company that was too, Omar did a superb job as out tour guide and driver for the entire trip. If you ever decide to visit Iceland I thoroughly recommend these guys. Anyway as with all journeys, it starts with a flight. Just as we reached Iceland the Sun was just coming up and it was almost midday.