These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Not 16:9? Then It's No Longer 'Normal'



I don't mind carrying around with my Nikon with the huge lens. It's heavy but I'm fairly butch. I like to snap things around me although I wouldn't classify myself as a serious photographer. I did find a phone cannot 'cut the mustard' when it comes capturing those far away objects.

However, the baby pinecone was the first time I tried the close-up setting in Open Camera. I like the app much better than the native app which shipped with my OnePlus 6.

I shoot almost exclusively in 16x9 and have for a few years now. It seems the normal way for me to frame a photo now. This is not an option in my new phone's native camera app. I know, as others are quick to point out, that I am wasting pixels on the top and bottom of my photos. However, my images are never printed, ever!

When viewed casually, they are seen on the screen of a computer or phone, and when shown publicly, they show up via Flickr on my living room television. If I were to include those 'extra pixels' in an image, I'm left with the traditional black bars like the type seen on pre-HDTV shows and movies. I'll take filling up the screens that matter, thank you.

Don't try to tell me that a 19:9 aspect ratio is a better option, Oneplus engineers; it's most definitely not!


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