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, 9:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 2:34 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.”

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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.

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“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.

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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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