Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and British Columbia through the eyes of photographer Michael Clark in our latest Red Bull Photography adventure.
Sporting the Lumia 930 and helped by a three-man crew, Michael embarked on a sea kayaking expedition of Queen Charlotte Sound, along the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The sound is part of the Inside Passage shipping route from Alaska to Washington state.
As you can see, the land and seascape are stunning—the images from the Lumia 930 highlight the Pacific Northwest’s rugged and majestic topography to full effect.
“I was completely blown away by the image quality and the cinematographer and two friends I was with were pretty amazed as well,” Michael said. “None of us could believe they came out of a smart phone.”
Check out this video from the sea-kayaking venture:
“Using the Lumia 930 was simple and straightforward. Having used an older iPhone for a while, which has less than exciting image quality, the 930 was much more intuitive and easier to use.
“The slide-out controls allow for easy adjustments on the fly and while shooting both video and stills.
To ensure that you get fantastic action shots, Michael gave a tip:
“Watch the shutter speed closely to make sure you can freeze the action. This is easily adjusted with one of the slide-out controls. Sea kayaking isn’t a very fast endeavour so over all, it wasn’t too difficult to get sharp images.
“The [Lumia 930] was able to capture images that I thought could never be made with a smart phone.
“Also, the ability of the phone to capture DNGs was a huge bonus. That allowed for post-processing on the images after the fact and was very useful.”
If you love Michael’s photos, check out our previous stories on other talented photographers from the Red Bull Photography series here, here, and here.
And tell us what you think of this latest photo adventure. Do you have your bags packed yet to visit British Columbia?