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My iPhone photography and creative photo art workshops can be created to meet a group or individual’s requirements. Learn essential photo skills, experiment with the latest apps and techniques to create your next visual masterpiece.

Users of all makes of mobile devices are welcome.


no shortage of creative inspiration.

This smartphone photography workshop will introduce techniques to take and edit shots that will instantly advance your competence and creativity in mobile photography. Discover camera basics, composition, exposure and creative editing skills from a master iPhone photographer. Combining elements of architectural, urban landscape & street photography, the workshop offers a unique and memorable learning experience.

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Manchester’s Northern Quarter, famous for its abundance of bars, cafes, fashion and music shops has become a popular destination as Manchester’s centre of alternative and bohemian culture. A network of narrow streets and alleys are adorned with constantly evolving street art that includes spectacular large-scale murals created by internationally-renowned artists.


“I am Manchester born and raised, I’ll never tire of photographing these streets. There is no shortage of creative inspiration here.”

I’ve been photographing solely on an iPhone since 2012. My enthusiasm and passion for smartphone photography is infectious. I offer a programme of lectures, demonstrations and workshops that are always in demand. With a vast experience gained in the visual creative industry, I draw on my film and DSLR photographic expertise as a benchmark to capture awesome photos in everyday situations.


This workshop is designed to introduce techniques and inspiration to improve the smartphone photography skills of beginners and experienced photographers alike. Users of all makes of mobile devices are welcome.


Features of the workshop include but are not limited to:

• Composition • Exposure • Focus • Urban Landscape Image Capture • Practical and creative photo editing • Third-Party apps

The course will be limited to a small number of participants, allowing you to work at your own pace and ensuring quality time spent with Adrian.


We meet at 10.30 am at a central Northern Quarter venue for coffee/tea, introductions, tuition and a thorough briefing before setting off onto the local streets.

We visit Northern Quarter locations for our image capture session, capturing the spirit and energy of the streets. Be sure to wear comfortable footwear and suitable outdoor clothing.

Our advanced editing session begins with a review from a selection of photographs captured during our image capture session.

Participants will follow step-by-step instruction to create stunning, professional-standard editing on their own shots. These techniques are suitable for both iOS and Android.

We will finish the workshop at approximately 3.30 pm with a thorough debrief and a final Q&A session.

Participant feedback and questions are encouraged during the workshop and after the event via website and email.


8th September 2019 Book Here

I learned a lot about using a smartphone, and found the content and pace of the workshop just right. It gave me the confidence to start using my smartphone as a proper camera.
— Workshop Participant
All in all, Adrian’s 1-1 workshops are great opportunities to learn smartphone photography and also fantastic value. I would recommend them to photographers and picture takers whatever your level of experience.
— Workshop Participant
Many thanks for putting on such a well-presented and useful workshop, I’m also impressed with the very helpful and professional follow-up email recapping on key info and links.
— Workshop Participant

Terms and Conditions

In the unlikely event that the workshop booking is cancelled by Adrian McGarry due to unforeseen circumstances, including prior adverse weather forecasts, the client will be fully reimbursed immediately or given the option to make a new booking. Should the client cancel the booking themselves for any reason, then a £20 deposit will be deducted from the paid fee and the balance be refunded. Adrian McGarry does not accept liability for any loss or additional expense caused by cancellation of the workshop, or delay or interruption to travel services. Such losses or additional expenses are the responsibility of the workshop participant. Adrian McGarry is not liable for any injury, accident or theft resulting from participation in this workshop. 

This is an independent event and has not been authorised, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc.


Manchester’s Urban Art Legend

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