How to create light paintings using the Nokia Lumia 1020
So here's how you make light paintings using the Nokia Lumia 1020. First thing you need is a suitable location. The place must be really dark – a bedroom, or your back yard at night, for example. Then choose what you want to draw. It would be a good idea to pick something rather simple for your first shot, such as a basic shape. Feel free to use your phone's display as a light source. Set it to maximum brightness and open a bright image on its screen. Solid colors work best. A flashlight or a set of glowsticks will also do.
Now it is time to compose the shot. Ask your buddy to stand about 10 feet back and use the camera viewfinder to make sure you'll fit within the image. Without taking a photo, practice "drawing" your painting in mid-air without your light source leaving the frame.
The length of the exposure time – 4 seconds in this case – is how long you have to draw your image. Note that the slower you move your light source, the brighter the stroke will be, and vice versa. Using a tripod isn't necessary, but it would help you achieve best results. Remember, feel free to experiment with multiple light sources of various colors! If your photo turns out too dark, increase the ISO, and turn it down in case the image is too bright. If you've followed our tutorial strictly, you should end up with something like the photo you see below.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is great for light painting
9. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
some haters turned up again but luckilky they were banned:)
you don´t have anything worth listening to say, shut up.
10. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Only if windows phone app store was not so terrible. Or if it was possible to run android on this phone.
12. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
First of all, do you have a Windows Phone? Because if you do have a Windows Phone then you should know that using the word 'terrible' is an overreaction and a very unintelligent remark. And please, get over it. Nokia will never make an Android phone. They could have done that earlier if they want to.
20. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)
i actually do, most app i use all the time are made by Microsoft themselves. only few other apps that are made by someone else are good enough to downloaded. gmaps and prometube are probably the only apps i use that is not made by microsoft.
so many things i used to do with android phone i havent done in ages since i got microsoft phone, i havent used dropbox, i have to be on browser to read articles not single good reader app. notification of facebook and twitter app comes after a day.
honestly i would never suggest windows phone to anyone.
its just this darn 1020 had to be a windows phone
16. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
he was banned or maybe signal a drop from at&t
14. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
troll eagerly wanted to join the discussion and get under our skin but obviously he was banned as soon as he had joined. Finally, the peace and good manners have come;)
17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
He's under limitation, not banned. For some reason, i don't understand, PA never bans Troll. He's been limited for so many times but never banned. While some, before even they are under limitation, gets banned.
18. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
pa is pro-samsung the same way they were pro-apple once. he's doing them a favor
19. ryq24 (Posts: 486; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Does windows have candy crusher? Temple run 2? Does people take photos every hour? Nokia pureview may have a great camera but was a dud in the market! Windows phone will never catch up with android ! Maybe it's time to fire Steve Balmer and not Elop!
23. papss (unregistered)
Candy crush you mean? How about you act like a real gamer instead of your sissy Mobil games..
21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
yes yes...old song...nothing will catch up android because android is the most magnificent platform in the world. Change the tape, pal.