Elizabeth Gaskell's House Workshop


Following the sell-out success of my 2018 iPhone Photography Workshop, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester have invited me back to lead another workshop for 2019.


Don't miss this exciting opportunity to improve your smartphone photography skills in a unique, historical and inspirational venue. Full Details Here


Northern Quarter Workshop


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, my Manchester Northern Quarter iPhone photography workshop on Saturday June 22nd is now open for bookings.


The 1 day (4 hours), mobile photography workshop will introduce techniques to take and edit shots that will instantly advance your photography skills and take your photos to the next level. If you aspire to create images of a professional standard, now is the time to explore the potential of your smartphone camera. The workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers.

I will be working with you on a one-to-one basis and as a group. The course will be limited to a small number of participants to ensure quality time is spent with you and allowing you to work at your own pace.

My workshop covers:

•iPhone camera basics •Composition •Exposure •Focus •iOS Photography apps •Practical and creative editing •Overcoming common problems and anything else you care to ask!

The 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. There is no shortage of creative inspiration here.

I am a member of the Royal Photographic Society and I am privileged to hold an ARPS distinction. I am an accomplished public speaker, software demonstrator and workshop leader. I regularly present and run presentations to camera clubs and photographic societies. You can be sure of friendly, jargon-busting guidance dedicated to delivering an informative and enjoyable learning experience.

Places are limited and demand will be high, to make sure you don't miss this exciting opportunity book your place now and secure with a small deposit.

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
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

The full cost of my Northern Quarter Workshop is £60 per person. Secure your workshop now with a £20 deposit. The remaining balance is due on the day.

June 22nd 2019, 10.30am


iPhone Photography Workshop in North Wales


I am excited to announce my first series of iPhone photography workshops in North Wales. These one-to-one or small group sessions are designed to be tailored around your specific interests and requirements. You will learn to capture and edit stunning photos with your smartphone camera that you never thought possible! Low on jargon, high on content, my workshops are designed to get the most from your device, in a relaxed and informal way.

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I have chosen the beautiful town of Conwy, in North Wales, as the base for these workshops. There are endless opportunities to discover and inspire your creativity here. Stunning coastal scenery, a backdrop of mountains, historical architecture, bustling high streets, a picture-postcard quay and marina, the smallest house in Britain and of course the magnificent medieval castle and town walls.

Our three-hour workshop begins with a relaxed introduction to the apps, shooting techniques and principles of composition that we will be exploring throughout the day. We then embark (weather permitting) on a guided photo-walk around the areas of the town that are appropriate to your particular photographic interests. We can concentrate your time to capturing street, landscape, long exposure, sunsets or a combination of all these photographic genres.

My workshops are guaranteed to increase your understanding of the photographic features of the iPhone, iOS operating system and associated apps. Our session concludes with a review of your photos from the day, then using a host of powerful editing apps and techniques we will explore how to enhance your images and create a visual masterpiece.

I sincerely want you to enjoy the time we spend together and leave feeling that you have learnt practical and creative skills to take fabulous smartphone photos. We will schedule the workshop for a date and time that best suits you and agree a detailed itinerary in advance of your visit. There really isn’t a better way to improve your photography than by 'getting out there and doing it'.

The workshops are suitable for beginner or advanced photographers alike.


“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

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


The price for person is £60, single bookings or groups of up to four are available.

A £20 deposit secures your place with the balance payable on the day.

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Guest Speaking and Workshops


I frequently present a popular series of talks for camera clubs, photographic societies exhibitions, trade shows and corporate events. My presentations are designed to encourage and inspire the audience to express their creativity. Motivating others to take the next steps on their image-making journey has become my passion. Using my award winning artwork or stunning iPhone photography as a visual narrative, I engage with audiences of any size. 

Presentations can be tailored to fit your needs, usually lasting from one hour up to three hours. When you book me to present to your group or event, you can be confident that you are engaging a professional, accomplished lecturer with many years of public speaking experience.

Audience feedback and questions are encouraged both during and long after my events via my website and email. The comments that I receive are extremely positive and supportive.

What a superb evening we had with Adrian McGarry ARPS. I’m sure many of our audience were impressed with what can be achieved by a smartphone camera and editing software, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we soon see some competition entries from those who’ve previously thought their gear wasn’t “good enough”. As Adrian rightly said - the best camera in the world is the one you have with you!
— Ruthin Camera Club

I'm both thrilled and proud that my current presentations ‘Ultimate iPhone Photography' and 'Pixel Painted Art' are in high demand and many organisations book a return visit. I cover the technical and conceptual aspects of my work, sharing the inspirations and influences that shape my creative approach. My talks constantly evolve to include new methods, demonstrations and images.

iPhone Photography by Adrian McGarry

Ultimate iPhone Photography Talk

Within my iPhone photography presentations I demonstrate the potential to capture incredible photos that take mobile photography from ordinary to extraordinary both onscreen and in print.

If you don’t own an iPhone, you’ll certainly want one after Adrian’s convincing talk. You’ll be putting your DSLRs away in a cupboard!
— Chapel Camera Club
His inspiring enthusiasm and impassioned advice that we should let our creative juices flow and take photographs for ourselves and not for others will stay in the minds of members, inform their work, and increase their enjoyment of photography. The dialogue on Facebook into the early hours, by those who couldn’t wait to get home to experiment, spoke volumes about the impact of this memorable presentation in our current season of speaker evenings.
— Lancaster Photographic Society
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Pixel Painted Photo Art Talk

Created using brushstrokes and textures with software such as Corel Painter on the desktop and various apps on the iOS platform. Attendees are inspired to create photo art as gifts, greeting cards or submissions in competition.

We’ve had excellent speakers recently, without doubt yours was one of the best.
— Knutsford Photographic Society
Adrian’s work, shakes the very foundation, that many of us regard as the rock which our photography skills are based upon. A super nights’ viewing from an equally super presentation and photographer.
— South Liverpool Photographic Society

I host numerous workshops and live demonstrations; sharing my images, workflows, techniques and knowledge. I never tire of presenting inspirational workshops to groups and as individual one-to-one sessions. I believe that my enthusiasm and love for creative photography is one of the reasons why my events are so well received and always in demand.

Photography Workshops by Adrian McGarry


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 and create your next creative masterpiece. Recommended for all skill levels.

Adrian was extremely accommodating and easy to work with right from the point of making an enquiry and everything about the day itself was well organised, relaxed and friendly. I really got the sense that Adrian wanted me to get as much as I could out of the day. All in all, this is a great 1-1 workshop opportunity and it is also fantastic value. I would recommend it to photographers and picture takers whatever your level of experience.”
— Workshop Participant

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