Guest Speaking and Workshops


Motivating others to take the next steps on their image-making journey has become somewhat of a passion. I have hosted numerous workshops, seminars and performed live demonstrations sharing my images, workflows, techniques and knowledge. I never tire of presenting inspirational talks and workshops to groups, clubs, companies and individual one-to-one sessions. I believe that my enthusiasm and love for photography and visual arts is one of the reasons why my events are so well received and popular.

A photo art workshop for Wirral Festival of Firsts 2017

A photo art workshop for Wirral Festival of Firsts 2017

I'm thrilled that both of my presentations 'Pixel Painted Art' and "Ultimate iPhone Photography' are always in demand and many organisations book a return visit. My talks constantly evolve to include new methods, demonstrations and images. Audience feedback and questions are encouraged both during and long after the event via my website and email. I cover the technical and conceptual aspects of my work, sharing the inspirations and influences that shape my creative approach.

Pixel Painted Photo Art

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.

iPhone Photography

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


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 In March 2013, the Royal Photographic Society awarded me an ARPS distinction; awarded for images of exceptional standards. Recently, the Corel Corporation, a leading global software company, gave me the status of 'Feature Artist' in their Painter 2018® software, to my immense delight, in recognition of the work that I produce in their amazing digital paint application.

I am available to present to clubs, societies, exhibitions, trade shows and corporate events. 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. Book me to present to your group or event and you can be confident that you are engaging a professional, accomplished lecturer with years of public speaking experience. 

I also run regular workshops, where participants work along with me in capturing and editing images. I can create a group workshop schedule for organisations, minimum and maximum participant numbers apply. For one-to-one workshops please contact me direct. 

Adrian McGarry Guest Speaking at South Manchester Camera Club © Phil Portus.jpg

Adrian McGarry Guest Speaking at South Manchester Camera Club © Phil Portus.jpg

I charge a reasonable and fair fee that takes into account travel time and expenses but is designed to fit the financial constraints of club budgets. Satisfaction is guaranteed as these quotes and testimonials confirm...

"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

"Adrian's images are superb and I feel certain that they will be referenced well into the future within the club as a defining moment for digital art photography." - Nantwich Camera Club

"An enormous thank you for an outstanding presentation. Your talk was very well received by all the attendees, and I have received very many positive comments about the quality of your pictures and talk. We do appreciate all the hard work that went into preparing and delivering your presentation." - Stockport Photographic Society

"Thank you for your exceptional talk to our club. The comments and chatter from all the members present were of amazement and they were without exception extremely impressed." - Wrexham Photographic Society

"Very impressed with your presentation skills, you are an extremely good speaker, you engage with everyone in the room and your enthusiasm shines through." - Ashton Photographic Society

"It was excellent and very much enjoyed by all the members; I don’t recall such a well received event." - Romiley Camera Club

"We all enjoyed your presentation and I can say you have inspired us." - North Cheshire Photographic Society

If you are looking for an accomplished, inspirational speaker for your event then please consider contacting me, I will be only too pleased discuss your requirements.