The answer is simple, Yes you can! And it is not that complicated to do. As with all photography, the key is, location, location, location. My first two attempts at this are not perfect by a long measure. But they do show what can be done. Hopefully some of you will do much better.
I have been repeatedly asked for the simple setting on how to get long exposures during the day, and what settings are needed on the Pureview.
Of course, as with a DSLR, settings alone are not enough to achieve this and you need additional filters. The ND filter built into the Nokia Pureview is not sufficient for a 2.7 second long exposure alone. It needs help.
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.
After a few months of gruelling torture, it has finally arrived in Finland. This is the device I have been looking forward to for as long as I can remember, now bear in mind I am getting on, so we are talking months here, not years. Now you will see a load of review posts about this device over the next few weeks. Not from me, sorry but I freely admit I am terrible at reviews. Instead I will concentrate on the camera with respect to still images, close-ups, HDR etc. Before we start, a couple of pics of my device itself, I know not really part of the post but it is just so damn good looking you just have to.
I am not going to ramble on about the camera, I have already done that in numerous posts, instead I will let the photo’s do the talking. Here are some of my favourites from my own collection over the past year and 11 days of Nokia N8 ownership. My N8 arrived at the flagship store in Helsinki on September 30th 2010, and of course I could not wait to test the camera. So my first photo is from that day.
For a start I shall come out and say I am in the “Love it” camp where the Nokia N8 is concerned. It’s almost a year now since the N8 hit the shelves, so I thought it was time to do a post about my experience with its camera over that time.
I can already hear the haters saying that the camera UI sucks,… well, yes it did to some extent but it’s got a whole lot better recentlywith the Symbian Anna update and the new beta from Nokia Beta Labs