Loads of entries, hundreds of votes, but as always there can be only one winner. Today we announce the winner of the highly-coveted Nokia Lumia 1020 prize pack Gizmodo has to giveaway.
For the last three weeks of challenges, Gizmodo readers (and the friends they convince to vote for them) voted one weekly Shooting Challenge finalist through to the prize round to be judged and announced by Gizmodo editors and the Gizmodo readers.
The challenges included:
Lee Liew, Macro And Zoom
Some fallen spines were gathered and arranged in a pot to look like a menacing alien octopus creature. The lifeless dry nature of the razor sharp spines with spiders web contrasts with the blurred lush green inviting foliage in the background.
Camera: Sony Nex 5N
Settings: 1/250, f/10, ISO-400, 78mm
Hand held, zoomed in and taken in broad daylight.
Ben Appleton, Low Light
I usually always take my DSLR and tripod to Floriade Nightfest, however this year i decided to go with a group of friends so i just took my small Sony RX100 point and shoot. I didnt take many photos, but I was really happy with this photo.
I really like using the RX100 because it has an aperture of f1.8 and is my favourite point and shoot for low light photography.
I didnt have a tripod with me so the photo was taken whilst hand holding the camera. I used a 1/8th of a second exposure and an ISO of 3200.
It was nice to be able to hang out with a bunch of friends that i dont often get to see but still get to take a few photos. If I had a new Nokia Lumia 1020, I wouldnt need to carry a separate camera to my phone!
Ifanada Koentjoro, Mobile
Took this photo during my lunch break; a bright sunny day with some clouds at Martin Place, Sydney. Old buildings somehow give me a sense of ageless. I used my Lumia 920, edited straight from the phone using Nokia Creative Studio. All settings auto except the aperture.
There can only be one winner, however, and this week it’s…
Congratulations, Ben! An awesome shot in our low-light challenge. Beautiful in every inch.
Ben has nabbed the awesome Nokia Lumia 1020: the best Lumia yet for his efforts.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is a mobile photographer’s dream.
The 1020 packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 4G capabilities and a 4.5-inch 1280×768 screen with 332 ppi. It’s a gorgeous device, but the real party piece comes when you turn the phone around.
There, you’ll find a 41-megapixel PureView camera: technology we thought could only belong in a lab, let alone on a phone you can slip easily into your pocket. The camera is the 1020′s main event, and boy is it quite a trick.
We’re giving away the Lumia 1020 handset, valued at $899, as well as the incredible Camera Grip Pro attachment, valued at $89.95, which not only turns the Lumia 1020 into a convenient everyday shooter, but also includes a spare battery to charge you up on a long day snapping.
Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations again to our winners. Make sure you join us for the next challenge!