Good morning, friends! It feels great to be back at my desk and ready to get caught up on everything we have going on here at The TomKat Studio. To start, have you guys seen this commercial for the Nokia Lumia 1020? My kids think it's hilarious and had me watch it a couple weeks ago. Pretty funny, huh? Well, ironically a few days later I was contacted to try out the amazing Nokia Lumia 1020 Smart Phone and to give one away to one of our lucky readers!
Is it a phone? Is it a camera? Well, it's both. The Nokia Lumia 1020 Smart Phone has a 41 megapixel (yes, I said 41) camera and it is incredible. I don't know about you, but most of the photos I take now are with my phone. It is so perfect for capturing special moments without lugging around your DSLR.
As you may know, I currently use an iPhone5. Here's a little comparison of the camera function. Please ignore the lighting on these shots (these are straight out of the smart phones), but notice the difference in the depth of the shots. The Nokia Lumia shoots like my DSLR would, with the mug up front in focus and the background blurred slightly. The iPhone photo is flat. The Nokia Lumia allows you to adjust settings as you would on your DSLR, like exposure, white balance, ISO, shutter speed and more.
I am having so much fun getting to know this new camera. Most of my phone photos need some editing before sharing or posting so I tested out the Nokia Creative Studio App on the Nokia Lumia. (free) I'm in love with the "Seashell" filter. Take a look...
I can't wait to spend more time learning all of the amazing features of the Lumia 1020. I had lots of fun customizing my "start screen"...and the tiles can be set up as slideshows and "live tiles" for your social media streams. Amazing.
For easy entry to WIN a Nokia Lumia 1020, please use the Rafflecopter widget below!
Our Nokia Lumia 1020 Giveaway ends this Friday, 10/18 at midnight PST.
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Nokia is giving you the chance for a photo do over. Just submit your blurry, dark, or otherwise failed photo moment and you could win the chance to have Nokia recreate your epic moment again and this time capture it with the new 41 megapixel Lumia 1020.
Click here for all of the Take Two Contest details!
Hurry! The Nokia Take Two Contest ends at midnight TONIGHT!