National Geographic SmartPhone Photographer Stephen Alvarez
Here’s a very interesting article on the Micosoft Stories blog written by Geoff Carter (no relation) regarding Stephen Alvarez a National Geographic Photographer of over 20 years, who was recently given a new assignment to photograph the Seven Natural Wonders of the World using only Microsoft smartphones.
“The equipment’s obviously the most important and the least important thing,” he said. “The most important thing really is how you see. I know photographers that can make a great picture using an oatmeal box, because they see really well.”
And Tiina Jaatinen, senior communications manager with Microsoft Devices, was pretty sure she had something better than an oatmeal box.
“We knew that if we put our Lumia phones in the hands of a professional photographer like Stephen, they would perform,” she said. And where better to find such a photographer than at a publication whose debut issue, in a remarkable coincidence, came out in 1888—the same year George Eastman made the first portable camera?
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