Mobile Photography with Uros Podlogar

Mobile Photography with Uros Podlogar

June 29, 2015 , BoostCommerce Collaborator

Shooting with the Nokia Lumia 1020 & ABEO Pro Tripod

By Vanguard Professional Uros Podlogar

I started using the Nokia Lumia 1020 mobile phone two years ago and was impressed by its camera's capabilities. The Nokia team was also fascinated by my initial photos, and I became their official ambassador. I really liked the manual control - they felt intuitive and provided me with  instant feedback in the Live View - no different than shooting with a pro DSLR in Live View mode. Slider rings allow you to have advanced control of your camera's features. You can set your own White Balance, ISO sensitivity, manual focus, exposure compensation, and shutter speed. It also has the ability to capture photographs in DNG (RAW) format. Maximum image size at a 4:3 aspect ratio is 7136 × 5360 pixels. Fixed aperture of f2.2 is great for handheld shots in low light conditions. Since then the Nokia Lumia 1020 has always been in my photo backpack.

I love using the Vanguard tripod Abeo Pro 284CT and head BBH 200 set, not only with Nokia Lumia, but with all my cameras. It is a compact set that I can easily carry around, even on rough or steep terrains. The adjustment of the ball head is fast and simple in all directions. The stability of the set is great, which is an absolute must with long exposure photography such as in the "Soča" and "Klavže" photos below. I also love the ABEO legs: not only do they provide extra stability, but they also adjust well to all kinds of surfaces. And one of the best features of the Abeo Pro 284CT tripod for me personally is that I can get it really low to the ground. I use that a lot with beach photography, for example.

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A photo of a Soča river in Slovenia. To achieve the effect of a misty water I simply attached a ND filter over Nokia Lumia's lens with an elastic band. Nokia Lumia 1020 has a camera grip and I attached it to Vanguard's tripod ABEO Pro 284CT. Camera settings: F2,2, ISO 200, 4sec.

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The Idrija "klavze": the stone water dam in the upper part of the Idrijca river that was used to accumulate water in order to transport wood to the Idrija mercury mine. I used Vanguard's ABEO Pro 284CT tripod and attached a ND filter over Nokia Lumia's lens. I set the shutter time to 4 seconds, ISO 200, F2,2.

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A photo of Slovenian free runner Dominik Starasinic. For this back flip shot I manually set a shutter time to 1/1800sec, ISO 100 and F2.2.

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A newly built residential building in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. This photo was used on a jumbo billboard as a commercial. Nokia Lumia 1020 has 41 MPX resolution. Camera settings: F2,2, ISO 100, 1/640sec.

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The sunrise shot of Ljubljana downtown was taken from the castle's tower. Camera settings: F2,2, ISO 100, 0,7 sec.

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I took this shot of a paraglider at Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2014. Camera settings: F2,2, ISO 100, 1/1100sec.

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 mounted on my ABEO Pro 284CT with the BBH-200 ball head.

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 mounted on my ABEO Pro 284CT with the BBH-200 ball head.

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