Local photographer launches mobile-only photography project

Doncaster photographer is encouraging people to ditch the DSLR’s and pick up their mobile phones to snap photo’s to share on social media.

Monday, 12th August 2019, 08:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 13:34 pm

Lee Cocker, aged 35, from Mattersey recently decided to set up a mobile-only photography group on Facebook.

He said: “Sometimes it’s easier to just get my phone out and snap photos.

“I didn’t expect it to take off the way it has.”

Competition winner for architecture photo - Anna Dyson Clark.

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His new Facebook group was launched a few weeks ago and has already gained a lot of online traction.

The group has gained over five hundred members and thousands of posts in under a few weeks.

Lee said: “Beginners can take great photos with mobile phones - you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

“Everyone is constantly on their phone it’s a lot easier than a big DSLR.

Competition winner Sue Palmer's photo of beach sheds.

“With those you need to charge batteries and change memory cards.”

By day Lee is a train planner but his passion for photography was sparked when his son was born.

“I just didn’t want to miss anything - those special moments,” he said.

Modern technology means that almost anybody can be an amateur photographer.

Current competition theme is reflections.

Lee said: “There have been so many advances in technology - it makes photography so easy to do.”

Lee uses a Samsung Galaxy S10 plus to take his photos.

The group accepts all kinds of photos as long as they’re taken on a mobile device.

“We run a weekly competition on the Facebook group - the members of the group pick the winner each week by liking the photos,” Lee continued.

Lee Cocker - local photographer.

“The photo with the most likes is the winner - their photo is then placed in the winner's folder.”

But Lee has big plans for the competition to grow in size - if any local businesses would like to sponsor a week’s competition then please get in touch with Lee via the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/372112596784060/ .

Lee has been submitting his own photos to the Doncaster Free Press Instagram account for many months - @DoncasterFP .

If you think you have great photos of Doncaster then tag @DoncasterFP in your pictures and the best will be reposted.

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