Phones today might be advanced but they've lost their charm

old school phones
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Cast your mind back to the mid-2000s. Nizlopi, the Pussycat Dolls and Shayne Ward all had No.1 singles, platform sandals and velour tracksuits became the in-thing, and camera phones had just been introduced. Back then, no one could've predicted how they would change the world and the way we communicate, but there is no denying, their invention was revolutionary. 

It's been 22 years since the first camera phone was released and in just over two decades we've gone from 0.3MP sensors to 100MP sensors. Modern camera phones come with multiple lenses for macro, wide-angle, or telephoto shots and most have built-in stabilization, a night mode and a portrait mode, making them well-suited to shoot just about anything. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.