Photography can be a very expensive hobby, not least because there are always new cameras, lenses, tripods, backpacks and other accessories that we are convinced we need. It's very easy to get sucked into the upgrading rat race and spend more time poring over tech catalogues than we actually do taking photos.



One of the things I like about iPhone photography is that your options are limited. Often, to get your composition right you need to physically MOVE, not just lazily zoom. It forces you to be creative, look for new angles and get down and dirty with your subject matter. There is a sense that it's just you and the subject and you are freed from endless tweaking of settings and fiddling about with tripods.

Of course, I'm not saying that a camera phone is better than a DSLR. It's just that it can give us a refreshing approach to photography if we have become too reliant on the latest equipment rather than photographic skill.

Putting Britain's Worst Driver in a Ferrari won't make them a better driver, it will just enable them to make more catastrophic mistakes. In the same way, giving a bad photographer expensive equipment won't make them a better photographer- it will just provide more ways for them to take bad photos. I'm not against photographers buying better equipment, but it's better to master what you've got first and then progress when you're ready to take more creative control.