Film making, Cinematography and the Blues Harmonica.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Holidays with my N8

This Summer I have been lucky enough to get away to three different countries: Majorca with my Dad, Portugal with my Mum and my favourite Rhodes with my beautiful girlfriend Shelley (link to her blog). This year I decided not to take my usual and now dated fixed lens semi-pro camera (Samsung Pro815) instead opting to just use the camera on my Nokia N8 mobile phone. To most photographers this may sound absurd but trust me the quality of the images from the the 12MP Carl Zeiss lensed phone camera matched those of my old big camera. Obviously I would miss the manual focus ring but overall I decided the disadvantages did not justify lugging my camera about. If the holidays had been more photography related rather than family and romantic it might have been different. A few months back I bought a set of glass lenses for my phone camera which stay with me on my keyring at all times (macro, wide and fish-eye) and I have downloaded a phone application giving me more control over the cameras settings so I do have more manual control than one might expect from a phone camera. An impressive feature of the Nokia N8 is its ability to film in HD with surprisingly good results, to have a camera which catches usable quality footage in one's pocket at all times is a blessing for anyone interested in cinematography. Here are some examples of images and a video taken from the N8 on my holidays.

My Dad Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott

Devilfish on a bike ride

Me and two of my Brothers

One of my nieces

Another niece

Shelley's cat

Me and Shelley

Lizard I caught in Rhodes

Here is a short edit I made from some footage taken in Rhodes

My pet Pygmy Marmosets


  1. Great pictures! Looks like you all had a great time. :) That lizard is kinda...gross but slightly cute. I would never touch it but each to their own!

    Your nieces are adorable.

  2. Haha yeah it's been a good Summer. Shelley bet me I couldn't catch that lizard so I had to :) You manage to get away on a holiday?

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