Welcome to Mark Chandler Photography

This is a photography website with a difference! Mark Chandler began taking photos when he purchased his Nokia N95 mobile phone in 2008.  Since then, he has taken photos in England, Scotland, Tenerife and Italy.

Images in Mark Chandler's gallery range from landscapes to flowers, from close up images to panoramic scenescapes.

This form of photography is unique – no additional equipment is used, no clip on lenses, no flashes, no tripods - just a Nokia N95 mobile phone.

Enter the galleries below to view his iconic imagery.

Animals Gallery

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Buildings Gallery 01

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Buildings Gallery 02

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Buildings Gallery 03

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Floral Gallery 1

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Floral Gallery 2

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Misc Gallery 1

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Misc Gallery 2

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Scenic Gallery 1

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Scenic Gallery 2

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Scenic Gallery 3

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Scenic Gallery 4

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Scenic Gallery 5

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Seaside Gallery

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Statues Gallery

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Scroll down to find out why Mark Chandler choses to use a Nokia N95 mobile phone rather than 'ordinary' photographic equipment..

Why Use a Nokia Mobile Phone to take Photos?

The Nokia N95 is a marvellous piece of technology, least of all for its amazing camera. According to the Zeiss.com website, "the Nokia N95 offers a powerful 5 mega pixel camera with a Carl Zeiss Tessar 2.8/5.6 mm lens, auto focus and flash which allow you to spontaneously take high-quality photos. Your pictures can be brilliantly shown on the impressive 6.6 cm (2.6 inch) display."

The camera on the Nokia N95 has a number of settings which have been utilized to take the pictures on this site:

  1. Auto: Ideal for everyday photography - all camera settings are adjusted automatically
  2. User Defined: Create personalised settings for instant retrieval - adjust and keep your personalised settings
  3. Close-up Mode: Ideal for capturing intricate detail of small objects - use between 10 and 60cm
  4. Portrait: Ideal for shooting better portrait photos
  5. Landscape: Ideal for shooting distant scenery and skylines - enhances sharpness of distant objects and allows focusing through glass
  6. Sports: Ideal for fast moving subjects - use to capture moving objects in sharp detail
  7. Night: Ideal for taking pictures in low light without flash - enhances detail in dark conditions when flash cannot be used
  8. Night Portrait: Ideal for taking portraits in low light with flash - enhances detail in dark conditions

In addition, there are four flash options:

  1. Automatic
  2. On
  3. Red eye
  4. Off

The self timer can be set to Off, 2 seconds, 10 seconds or 20 seconds - ideal for the group shot that you want to be in, or for keeping the phone steady when taking a delicate image.

There is a sequence mode, where the settings can be changed as follows:

  1. Burst: Capture 6 images or hold the key down to capture until the current selected memory runs out
  2. 10 Seconds: Capture an image every 10 seconds until the current selected memory runs out
  3. 30 Seconds: Capture an image every 30 seconds until the current selected memory runs out
  4. 1 Minute: Capture an image every 1 minute until the current selected memory runs out
  5. 5 Minutes: Capture an image every 5 minutes until the current selected memory runs out
  6. 10 Minutes: Capture an image every 10 minutes until the current selected memory runs out
  7. 30 Minutes: Capture an image every 30 minutes until the current selected memory runs out

The colour tone can be changed to normal, Sepia, Black and White, Vivid and Negative

The white balance can be changed to automatic, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent and Fluorescent

The exposure compensation settings are 2.0, 1.5, 1.0, 0.5, 0.0, -0.5, -1.0, -1.5, -2.0

The sharpness can be set to Hard, Normal and Soft

The contrast settings can be changed, as can the ISO settings.

In short, there are plenty of settings to fiddle around with to perfect the photos that you are taking!

In the photos that you will see on this site, Mark generally used close up mode, landscape mode, portrait mode, or automatic. For night time shots, he invariably used the night mode.