Capturing Every Corner of London With a Lumia 1020

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London, the  place that  everyone needs to experience. It is one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
I have been living here for 3 years and might say that is a great place. It has some old style architecture but modernised with the latest  technology  which  makes  it  special  then any other  city. People  are  so open  minded  and that  doesn't make you  feel  like stranger, which  is very important.
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Having  some  very  iconic places, London  is joy  to photograph...especially with a Lumia!
I have been a fan of Nokia phones  for long  time  and really  think  that i needed   to have one of them. I’ve had the yellow Nokia Lumia 1020 for about  one year  and I must say that it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of technology ever created. I love the 41mp camera, the Optical Image Stabilization and the fantastic manual controls available including 4s of shutter speed ,the ISO and focus and the dedicated camera button and you understand why it’s the best camera smartphone yet and replaces any need for a DSLR.

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London is a big city with a lot of beautiful places so every time I go out I try and shoot something new. I also really enjoy taking shots of nature. On top of that I like to experiment a lot. I do everything from puddlegrams to long exposure,macro to street photography. And lately I’ve also started doing some light painting photography(The photo above).
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The best way to improve your skills is to practice. Yes, I mean a lot. Shoot as much as you can – it doesn’t really matter what. Finally, let your heart and mind tell you when to take a photo. Trust your instincts.

There are strict photography rules but try sometimes to go against them to see if it can produce something interesting. Light is and will always be my most inspiring of subject matters. The way it carves up the cities buildings and streets. The way it hides flaws exposes secrets. The way it bounces off of windows and reflects unusual patterns on opposing buildings… visual echoes… And, of course, those long dramatic shadows it casts early in the mornings and late afternoons.

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Don’t be afraid to edit your images, this is where you can really create your own style. When you find it, improve it and become a master in it. People in this community love to see how you progress and the evolution of your pictures

I hope you  enjoyed  this, feel free  to make any questions!

Article originally written by Alban Xhakaj. We, the NLUC and WindowsHive admins are thankful to him for his great contribution for the whole Windows Phone photographers community. All photos are captured with his Lumia 1020. However, for more photography works of Alban, you can follow Alban on Twitter here and on Instagram here.

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