Stephen Alvarez

Nokia teamed up with National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez (@alvarephoto) last summer to promote the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020. Stephen and Nokia took the Lumia 1020 to the Grand Canyon in the United States to produce some stellar images. The partnership continues as Stephen recently visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to capture more beautiful images with the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 1520. Check out the incredible video and a few images after the break.

As you know, the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 are capable of capturing RAW images in the DNG file format. This is an option that Nokia added after feedback from hobbyist and professional photographers. Nokia also released color profiles for the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 for anyone using Adobe Lightroom to edit those files. Photographers like Stephen put those capabilities to work as you can see in the images from his trip to Rio.

Nokia Rio

It’s also worth noting that Stephen and Nokia obviously have a very close working relationship. He’s a professional photographer that gives the imaging team feedback from the field. Which is why you’ll notice he’s probably using and testing a future version of Nokia Camera. See the screengrab from the video below? He’s probably testing out some future features we can enjoy in Nokia Camera someday. HDR maybe? Give us your best guess. 

Future Nokia Camera

Beautiful images from Stephen and the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520. You’ll want to click through to the source link below to see all of the images from Stephan and his Nokia’s during his trip to Rio. The images are great and definitely inspire us to go out and shoot more.Don’t forget to read tips from Stephen on how to capture the best images with these cameras. 

Source: National Geographic x Nokia