I thought I’d make a bit more mention of the fact the almost everyone has a mobile phone and this is likely to be the primary camera that most people will use. This means that this hobby is essentially free and requires a significantly less amount of time than mucking about with SLR paraphernalia. While I don’t think they take photos as well as an SLR, there is no doubt that phone cameras have improved so much that a skilled user can emulate even the most expensive of cameras.

I really like the tag #nofilters I still think it’s worth downloading a few apps to play around with. It keeps it interesting and some of them really add a feel to the photo that it might take several hours and very expensive software to do manually. I mainly use one called Snapseed but there are loads of others to choose from. Here’s a few examples of phone shots I’ve taken over the last wee while.