A Camera In My Pocket by Jason Allen
In August 2002, a friend let me borrow his digital camera (a Fuji Finepix 2200). I promptly set about taking blurred photos of trees and lakes.
I soon figured out how to compose and capture half-tidy images, so I bought my own camera (a Sony Cybershot P51) in October 2002, which served me well for the next five years.
Through a combination of practice and reading magazines and books, I taught myself the basic principles of photography. It was an enjoyable and creative process.
I upgraded to a Sony H7 in November 2007, then in May 2010, I acquired an iPhone 3GS and a quiet revolution began in my photography. To have a camera in my pocket at all times was a major turning point.
Nowadays I use an iPhone 5S, plus the weary-looking Sony H7. I spend my free time wandering the fields and hills of the West Country, taking a lot of shots as I go. I edit the majority of my photos using Tadaa.
Thanks to sites like Instagram, my photos have reached a worldwide audience and I've made a lot of friends in the process.