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Lumia imaging tech brings Light painting to smartphones. Tips, Images and Video.

Light-art-in-post4Photogs and Lumia imaging enthusiasts amongst us would know that we can set shutter speed on Lumias to as high as 4 secs, arguably the  most on smartphones. This camera capability gives rise to awesome creations in form of light paintings. We received a press note from Nokia’s PR team and it talks about how leading light artists Ian Hobson of Newcastle, UK and Jeremy Jackson from Virginia, USA have created a series of light painting images with mighty Lumia 1020. There are some handy tips shared and a video as well, for helping you in “light paiting” yourselves.

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  • Set the Nokia Lumia on a steady surface or tripod
  • Access the camera control panel by swiping the camera icon left for adjustable settings
  • Set the ISO at a low level – 100 – 200
  • Set the shutter speed to four seconds
  • Set the white balance to the ‘light-bulb’ setting
  • Set focus to infinite
  • Set the self timer to 10 seconds
  • Experiment with different light sources for stunning effects
  • To make the most of the four seconds, get your friends to join in to create more light trails in a single shot


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Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]