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August 19, 2014

Celebrating Lumia photographers this World Photo Day

At Conversations, you know how much we love the images you make with your Lumias.

At Conversations, you know how much we love the images you make with your Lumias. We value the photographer in you and that’s why we are celebrating you today – on World Photo Day!


It has been 175 years since the invention of the daguerreotype and calotype photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce. Daguerreotype was the first photographic process that was widely used, with the photographic image appearing on metallic silver. August 19 marks this historic occasion each year – that’s why we’re celebrating World Photo Day today.

But the World Photo day is also about celebrating photography in general and having the ability to capture and share moments in an instant.

Do you remember the first image you captured with your Lumia? What was the memorable moment that left an impact on you?

Here are the images taken by some of us with our Lumias and the special moments we captured.

Adam: I spotted these poppies at the side of the road while driving in my car a couple of months back. With hundreds of them growing in a small group, I couldn’t resist turning back and parking up.

adam pic

The timing and location were perfect. The sun was setting, giving me the opportunity to get down low and hide the bulk of the sun behind one of the flower buds, while lighting up the petals.

Using my Lumia 1020 and the Nokia Camera app I adjusted the manual focus to one of the flowers in the middle to create a bokeh effect.

I’m very happy with the outcome. The light streaming through the poppies just dazzles me.

Nishtha: I could hear the bird chirping but couldn’t spot it for a long time as the branches of the tree camouflage the bird.


It was a challenge to capture this initially, but then I waited for the bird to be in action again and that is when I snapped this shot. The play of colors is what fascinated me while composing this shot. I am still trying to figure out the red color in the photo and whether it is part of the tail of the bird.

Using my Lumia 1020 I was able to capture the vibrancy of colors despite it being very sunny at that hour.

Rhea: This photo was taken at sunset on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, located in California’s Sierra Nevada rugged mountain range.


The luminescent pink sky is what locals call “Alpenglow.” I tried to follow photography’s ‘rule of thirds’ with this shot to make it more interesting. You see that the trees and beach take up one-third of the photo while the water and sky compose the rest of the image.

Grab your Lumia, head outside, start shooting and join the World Photo Day celebrations! And share your memorable shots and your best Lumia photography tips with us below.

Happy World Photo Day!