National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez goes on assignment with the Nokia Lumia 1020

Want to be stunned by the photographic quality a smartphone can deliver? Check out “On assignment with the Nokia Lumia 1020” from National Geographic in partnership with Nokia. You’ll see how photographer Stephen Alvarez tackled a 10-day assignment to capture the American West – armed only with a Nokia Lumia 1020.

The results are astounding, as chronicled in the article and the video above (all footage was captured on the Nokia Lumia 1020). And you’ll hear from a pro about what it’s like to use the new device. Approaching one shot of a storm off in the distance, Alvarez says, “Normally, I’d never try to capture an image like this with a phone because it requires so much resolution to successfully pull it off. But the 1020 has the pixel count and lens resolution to grab all the big clouds, big lightning, and big landscape in huge detail. I’m thrilled with it.”

Head over to the National Geographic coverage for more, including Tips from the Pros, where Alvarez shares insights that can help you hone your photo skills using the industry’s premier smartphone for taking photos and more.

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff