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February 9, 2016

Lumia Challenge: Long exposure extraordinaire

We all know by now that the camera on your Lumia phone can do exceptional things. We have a huge community of you who know how to use the advanced camera user interface on Lumia to help you take great photos every time. So we’re handing over to you for a chance to win a great prize, just by showing us your fabulous long exposure Lumia shots!

The Challenge

So what’s a ‘long exposure’ shot you ask? Long exposure is photography which works particularly well at night time, showing a beautiful array of light trails or motion blur. The perfect subject for a long exposure shot might be city traffic or flowing water – all of which can create mystifying effects straight from the camera on your Lumia. We’ve got some really well established long exposure photographers in our community already, one of which is the fabulous Olivier Wong-Man-Kan, who wrote this extraordinary article last year on how to create the perfect Lumia long-exposure photo. This is a great place to get started and pick up some tips and tricks.

Here’s a few of our favorite Lumia long exposure shots from Olivier:


Hundreds of your entered to be shortlisted for our #LumiaChallenge and the quality was outstanding. However, after much deliberation, we have whittled it down to our favourite snap and now it’s over to you to vote for who you think is worthy of the Lumia Challenge, Long Exposure Extraordinaire title! Vote for your favourite below…

The winner will be the picture with the most votes and will be announced on February 24th. Check out the terms and conditions here.


If sending in your pictures and getting a chance to feature isn’t a big enough pull for you – the Lumia 950 we’re giving away just might be!

So what are you waiting for? Send us those long exposure marvels!