While opinion may be divided on the success of the Nokia N8 as a smartphone, and its Symbian^3 operating system, it has drawn generally favourable comment on the quality of its camera functions, both as a camera and videocamera.
That’s not to say the Nokia N8 is a replacement for a standalone digital camera or videocamera, but at a pinch it will produce decent results.
So Nokia has commissioned Haje Jan Kamps, author of the photocritic.org blog, to write a series of articles for the Nokia N8 Camera School.
Individual tutorials are available on these topics and more:
- Street photography
- Macro photography
- Controlling depth of field
- Photographing urban landscapes
- Nature photography
- Framing video scenes
- Tips for better nature videos
- Reportage and documentary film-making
- Lighting for video
- Creating extreme sport videos
- Filming dialogue
- Filming action sequence
- Editing video to music
- Distributing your video
- Scripting a video
While commissioned for Nokia, the tutorials at the N8 Camera School provide good general tips for any budding photographer or movie / documentary maker.