Me And My Favorite Mobile, 2018

Me And My Favorite Mobile


Me And My Favorite Mobile, 2018

'A good end to the year 2018, as I am on my way to a happy ending with a newfound favorite mobile, the Nokia Asha 300, a 2011 vintage candy-bar feature phone'


I might have just found my favorite mobile camera.

I suppose every photographer wants one as well, probably a compact and light unit, one that you can carry discreetly in your shirt or pants pocket, one you want to have with you or walk around with for the whole day. It has to be affordable, capable of saving (almost) unlimited images, and easy access to social networking or web publishing.

Nokia Asha 300
This is mine, the candy bar (circa 2011) Nokia Asha 300 feature phone. The phone has a 2.4-inch touchscreen, and besides the 5 MP camera, also comes with FM Radio, MP3 support, a microSD memory card slot and a 24-day standby time.

The phone is just 113 x 50 x 13 mm thick and 85 grams in weight, stores up to 112 JPEG images at 2592 x 1999 pixels, with easy Windows connectivity to the image processor via a USB port. I picked the phone up from the storage bin recently while looking for a replacement to the camera on my current smartphone, tried a few test shots, and fell for it.

Mobile Photography 101
With a screen that you can hardly see in bright light, shooting with the camera is more of a hipster style point-and-shoot, with the camera held arm forward. The fixed-focus camera has an F2.8 wide-angle lens is capable of bringing a scene into view due to it simply being wide without perceived distortions.

Images, in bright ambient light, are sharp and clear, noisy in low-light, has a bit of a pastel nostalgic characteristic, and took ages to save. That's what got me going, as these pairs of images tell their stories.

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Well, what's yours?


Resource Links:
12 Mobile Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know
Tips for Mobile Photography for Beginners

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