May 1, 2015 2:30 pm

Lumia x Nat Geo: follow the journey

Hola from Mexico! I am here with the National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez and his assistant John Burcham shooting the next installment of our Seven Natural Wonders of the World assignment, using Lumia devices.

Mexico is one of the most volcanically active countries in the world and home for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Paricutin volcano, located some 320km west of Mexico City.

Stephen Alvarez will be using the affordable yet impressive Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL devices to shoot the local culture and the volcanos that have, and continue, to shape the landscape of Mexico and the lives of the people that live here.

Here are some highlights from the journey so far.

Last night’s frantic gear reorganization in @salvarezphoto Seattle hotel room. @burchamphoto and I are headed to Mexico to photograph Volcanoes for Microsoft. It’s part of the 7 wonders of the world that I’ve been shooting for them. Follow our adventures here as they unfold. This trip we are shooting with the #Lumia640xl and #lumia640 but also using the #microsoftband and #microsoftsurfacepro3 I can’t wait to get to Mexico city! @natgeocreative

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@burchamphoto explores #Xochimilco floating gardens in Mexico City Photo by @salvarezphoto Amazing to be in such a tranquil place within a city of 20 million people. Shot with the #lumia640xl #lumiaxnatgeo

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Popo has a minor eruption. We are staying at a mountain hut 4,000 meters high with an excellent view of Popocatepetl. Last night before dinner it let out a minor blast of ash and rocks. Even 20 kilometers away the sound of the blast was incredible! Photo by @salvarezphoto #Luma640xl #LumiaxNatGeo

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To watch the rest of the Mexico adventure unfold and see the highlights from our previous assignments, follow our Lumia x Nat Geo Instagram channel here.

Are you using Lumia 640 or Lumia 640 XL already? What do you make of the camera features?