Great smartphone photography is about more than just the camera

Summary:Microsoft recently partnered with the folks at We Are Juxt to challenge them to capture photos with the Nokia Lumia 920. The results are pretty amazing and inspiring with tips and tricks you can use to improve your photo experiences.

Great smartphone photography is about more than just the camera
Image: Nokia

I don't carry a point and shoot camera and rely on my smartphone for photos, probably more than I really should. Last month we read that the Chicago Sun-Times fired its photographer and I agreed with statements that great photos are about more than just having a camera available.

Great photography requires practice, skill, and proper technique and can indeed be performed with cameras on smartphones. Microsoft recently partnered with the folks at We Are Juxt to engage in a Windows Phone challenge where Nokia Lumia 920 devices were used exclusively to capture photos and showcase the results.

As you can see in the Flickr library these photographers were able to capture some amazing images using the Nokia Lumia 920. After viewing these photos, my feeling that great photography is more than just the camera was confirmed.

To help those of us who want to improve on our ability to capture good photos with our camera phones, you can find several tips for Windows Phone articles on the We Are Juxt site. One of my favorites is this tutorial that shows how to edit a shot with various applications available on WP. BTW, one of my favorite Windows Phone photo applications is Camera360, available for free.

Topics: Mobility, Microsoft, Smartphones, Windows


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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