#maythe4thbewithyou Light Paintings – Plus an Unseen Picture by Nokia Conversations


The guys from Nokia Conversations have created a series of what they call Light Paintings to celebrate May 4th, known to many as Star Wars Day (coz May the 4th sounds a bit like “May the force…”).

The photo shoot featured Ian Hobson and took place in Regents Park, London. And what’s more, they even tell you how you can create your own Light Painting, and how to share it with the Conversations team.

Following the famed advice of our favorite little green knight philosopher “Do or do not. There is no try,” we did a special photo shoot with our friend Ian Hobson, who you may remember from “The art of light painting with Lumia”. Ian and our team ventured into London’s Regent’s Park at the dead of night with nothing but light sticks, steel wool, a Lumia 1020, tripod and some creative props like LED sunglasses.

One thing that makes Nokia Camera out of this world is how it allows people to take control of so many features. Using the photographic force features like white balance, ISO and shutter speed, everyone from a Grand Master to a mere novice can easily create beautiful light painting shots just like these.








They also want want to see your Light Paintings, made possible by the excellent low light photography capabilities founds on Lumia smartphones. They give step by step instructions on how to achieve similar results which are as follows:

• Set the Lumia on a steady surface or tripod

• Access the camera control panel by swiping the camera icon left for adjustable settings

• Set the ISO at a low level – 100 – 200

• Set the shutter speed to four seconds

• Set the white balance to the ‘light-bulb’ setting

• Set focus to infinite

• Set the self timer to 10 seconds

• Experiment with different light sources for stunning effects

• To make the most of the four seconds, get your friends to join in to create more light trails in a single shot

Then share your pictures either on the Conversations post or share them on Twitter using the hashtag #LumiaMay4

Finally, Conversations got in touch with us to say they wanted to let us have one of six unpublished pictures from the evening in Regents Park. So without further ado, we are very proud and pleased to be able to bring you the following Light Painting:


These are all really great pictures, and we thank Conversations for sharing them with us.