Phone-shot photos only, Nokia-heavy FlickR group launched

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It's a fair cop, this link of interest isn't directly to do with Symbian (AAS) or Windows Phone (AAWP), but it's worth noting that the popular (cough of self interest here) Phones Show Chat audio podcast has spawned a FlickR group/community that's dedicated to great photos taken on smartphones (i.e. no standalones or SLRs or tablets allowed). Perhaps not surprisingly, given the quality of the company's camera phones, the many hundreds of submissions so far are rather Nokia heavy, with plenty of great shots from the Nokia 808 PureView and the Lumia 1020, 1520, 920 and 925. Links and examples below.

The 'Phones Show' FlickR group has a number of adjudicators (I'm not one of them, on purpose!), who pick a photo of the week, each week, and a winning photo of the month, each err.... month. And a real, genuine prize is then dished out from the ever growing PSC prize pool.

Anyone can join the group, it's all free, of course, see the Phones Show FlickR group home page for instructions. The only rule is that you have to have taken any submitted photos on a phone. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a) excommunication from the group and b) us 'sending the boys round'....

One of the big advantages of FlickR over other ways of sharing/pooling photos like this is that each image can be viewed in a variety of sizes, usually right up to original resolution, plus there's full EXIF data to pore over, to see how each photo was actually captured (including the device used).

There have been some stunning entries so far. Here's one taken on a Nokia Lumia 1020 that I liked - and deliberately stopping myself from choosing yet another sunset or dawn landscape(!):

1020 shot

And what about this dramatic shot, snapped on a Nokia 808 PureView:

Shot on the 808

Great stuff, be sure to check the group out here. And, of course, see also the main Phones Show and Phones Show Chat podcasts.

Source / Credit: Phones Show Chat