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Born yesterday.

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Over the years so many fundamental changes have happened on May 17th I'm beginning to wonder who's in control, me or my subconscious? It's always an interesting topic for anyone working 'in the flow' as they say. I'll expand on it. Later.

Photography made simple - the secrets hidden in the numbers

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If you use a mobile phone camera you may, understandably, be blissfully unaware of the three little secrets. Three little secrets that can utterly transform any scene you see and want to capture.

The first reason for this is that a mobile phone camera lens cannot be changed other than by adding some kind of 'universal camera lens kit'  on the top of it. Almost all mobile phone lenses have what's called 'a wide field of view' - generally very useful, making it easier to take pictures in most situations. Easier for example than if the phone had a 'zoomed in' lens.

But why? To explain that I'm going back to a simpler time.

The lenses above are around 40 years old. The one on the left would make a picture with a similar look to a mobile phone, the picture taken with it would show a 'wide view'. The one on the right is much more 'zoomed in', so instead of seeing a whole scene, it would show just the centre of it. Like the lens on the left (a…