September 17, 2014 3:59 pm

Conversations, Lumia and Stephen Alvarez go to Africa

I’m sure many of you have always wondered what it’s like to be a professional photographer, or to go on assignment with National Geographic. We’ll soon find out.

We’ve been following National Geographic photographer, Stephen Alvarez, as he’s taken his Lumia to the iconic American West, to the picture-perfect Rio De Janeiro, and most recently to the majestic Mount Everest as part of his assignment to shoot the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Next he’ll be travelling into the heart of Africa to shoot the humbling Victoria Falls. And we’re going to join him.

Looking at some of the pictures from Stephen’s earlier assignments (like the ones below), it’s difficult to comprehend all the planning, patience and effort that go into capturing these breathtaking shots.

Stephen-Alvarez-American-WestHorseshoe Bend of the Colorado River south of Page, Arizona. Captured with Lumia 1020.

Stephen-Alvarez-RioTwo Brothers Mountain, Rio De Janeiro. Captured with Lumia 1020.

Stephen-Alvarez-EverestMount Everest, shot from the summit of Kala Pattar, Nepal. Captured with Lumia 1520.

To help get inside the wonderful world of a National Geographic photographer, I’ve been invited to join Stephen Alvarez in Africa on his Victoria Falls assignment.

And I invite you to join me too! Tell me, what would you like to know about Stephen Alvarez and his preparation for photography assignments like this?

Something about working in the field and shooting with Lumia smartphones, perhaps? Or are you keen to know what’s in his camera bag?

During the assignment I will pose your questions to Stephen and report back from the field.

Please submit your questions by the end of this week, and stay tuned for the big unveil.