What can you do with your Samsung NX1?

Filey Brigg Dawn

I still often get asked what do the shots look like straight out of the camera, not those processed ones you show? Well for me that’s a hard one to answer, as I don’t set the camera up to produce amazing JPEG’s, no I set the camera up to capture the most I can in RAW format. Then as I have said before, I use all that information to create the images I do.

So here in this post I thought I would share with you the before and after of a few of my recent images taken with my Samsung NX1. I have said it already and I will say it again, the NX1 captures a huge amount of useable data on that 28MP sensor.

These next shots were all taken with the Samsung NX 12-24mm Lens, and using a 10stop ND filter, and a .6stop Grad filter.

Tropical Yorkshire

Morning Coffee

Filey Long Exposure

On The Brigg


The next ones were all taken with the NX 16-50mm f2-2.8 S lens, no filters were used.

Humber Sunset

Humber Sunset 2

Waters Edge

Humber Sunset 3

As you will see, the original shots are not really anything to get excited about, but what you can do with the RAW files from the NX1 is pretty impressive!


β€œThis content is created with the Samsung NX1, which has been provided by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.”

6 thoughts on “What can you do with your Samsung NX1?

  • April 13, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Dear andy

    Your post shots are truly amazing as having now seen the “before” i realise what a whizz you are with the old photoshop there. As if you had posted alo of these shots as they originally were i would have thought “Ordinary”. But as i post on HCPG myself as Dan Ashcroft and cant be bothered to use tricks and software as reality is more my bag. I see now that your post capture manipulations are quite masterful. But i do get sick of all this anti/pro fotoshop back and forth as lets face it a camera is not a natural thing it is a machine and a process and so is photoshop and in the end what matters is not the Reality or Unreality of the image but the quality of the art and Your captures have that in abundance…High Quality…

    • April 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Hi Dan

      Thanks for the comment, and the compliment πŸ™‚ I thought I recognised the name.

      You are right the camera and the software are just tools to assist you in whatever you want to achieve. If you have the right tools, then all you have to do is learn the hard bit, how to use them. I enjoy both aspects of photography, the taking and the making. This always helps when learning things.

  • April 17, 2015 at 6:35 pm


    These images are truly beautiful and I found with each subsequent one saying “now _this_ is my favorite one”! I think Waters Edge is my favorite but these are all wonderful!

    Would you be willing to share some insight of what steps you took on that particular image, I would love to be able to create anything close to the fantastic pictures you have shared here.



    • April 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you very much Marc, yes is the answer πŸ™‚

      I plan to do a few more ‘How To’s’ over the next few weeks so watch this space πŸ™‚

  • May 6, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Hello Andi,
    One question does the NX1 have Monochrome Settings ?.
    Regards Keith

    • May 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      It does indeed, but only if you are shooting in JPEG. I always find it better to shoot in RAW and convert after.


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