One app I have gives the option to place a light-bleed on each picture. Another gives the option of applying various retro lenses and emulating long-discontinued film types. What these apps do though is ‘fun’. It is so quick to take a picture, slap on a suitable retro effect and upload it to share that they must have brought a resurgence of interesting in photography in general in their wake.
Obviously not as versatile as a full-blown SLR (the 720 gives images 480 x 800 pixels) but the images look great – especially on a 4.3 inch long screen.
Just before I jetted off to Jersey a Nokia Lumia 720 arrived and I was tasked with testing out its photographic abilities. Two weeks and it has to go back.
The Nokia 720 has a 6.7 megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics. The apps I enjoy on my aging Iphone – oggl, vine and Camera SX – have not been transferred across to the Windows platform. But I did find Lomogram and downloaded it at the airport.
Tricky juggling an SLR, and iPhone and the Lumia during the three day photo workshop but I did snap a few images. I was suitably impressed with the size of the screen when used in landscape mode. Even after running through the app the colours are marvellously vibrant and punchy. Impressively so.
The gallery below shows photographs taken on the Lumia 720, run through Lomogram, and saved. More time would perhaps allow running them through lightroom and photoshop – those horizons could be straightened for example. But I thought I would use as the camera as most would. Photos taken and processed in camera…