National Geographic photographer captures the Northern Lights with Lumia 950

 |   jwarnick

Stephen Alvarez’s assignment, should he choose to accept it: Shoot the seven natural wonders of the world, but do it using only Lumia smartphone. He did so, and most recently used the Lumia 950 to capture the Northern Lights in all their splendor.

The National Geographic photographer, who is also Microsoft’s Devices ambassador, shares his experiences and his body of work shooting the natural wonders of the world using Lumia smartphones, in a recent post.

Stephen Alvarez capturing the shadow, light, and water that create dramatic reflections and silhouettes along the Synnov Nordvegen Road near Tromso, Norway.
Stephen Alvarez capturing the shadow, light, and water that create dramatic reflections and silhouettes along the Synnov Nordvegen Road near Tromso, Norway.
The Aurora Borealis dances in glowing green spirals above treetops near Levi, Finland. Shot with Lumia 950, by Stephen Alvarez.
The Aurora Borealis dances in glowing green spirals above treetops near Levi, Finland. Shot with Lumia 950, by Stephen Alvarez.

Check out the Microsoft Devices Blog for more photos and behind-the-camera techniques for Alvarez used his Lumia smartphone camera and 20 years of experience to overcome the unique challenges of each location in order to capture exquisite photos of nature.

Jennifer Warnick
Microsoft News Center