LOOKING to start a new hobby in 2018?

Earlier this year our sister titles the Bournemouth Echo and Dorset Echo launched the Echo Camera Club, an online community of photographers, to celebrate the amazing talent of our readers.

It has been hugely successful, with more than 1,500 members to date. Not only do members get to see their work featured in print and online, but photographers share tips to help you get the most out of your camera.

And there’s a monthly competition, with a shortlist and winners picked by the editor and prizes up for grabs.

To join, just search Echo Camera Club Dorset on Facebook.

Not sure where to start? We’ve picked our favourite photos from over the last few months to inspire you.