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Smart Phone Photography

Event info

POSTPONED - We will be contacting all those who have already booked to facilitate a transfer or refund ASAP. Thank you for your patience.

A relaxed and informative workshop with Jo Bradford, Author of the best-selling book “Smart Phone Smart Photography - Simple techniques for taking incredible pictures with iPhone and Android”.  Both Apple and Android users will be offered plenty of opportunity to work on their photography while getting one-on-one advice from Jo about composition, framing and the theory of what makes a good photograph. This Workshop is limited to 8 places

Discover the best of the tried and tested gadgets and apps in Jo’s professional tool kit to improve your smart phone photography. 

This inspirational course is low on jargon, taught in Jo’s characteristic informal approach. Covering both practical hands on work and with some essential photo theory as it applies to smart phones, the aim of the day is to have fun while you learn.

The whole course is designed to give you the skillset and know-how you will need to get out there and start releasing the creative potential of your device, ensuring you can capture those fleeting moments every time.

This workshop will begin with a short introductory session in the studio to make sure everyone is familiar with their camera functions and to give them some inspiration to unleash their creativity. 

You will then set out on foot to take part in a guided photowalk. With a small group size there will be plenty of opportunities for 1:1 advice and feedback as you progress through the walk. 

On returning, you will briefly look at using readily available mobile phone apps to enhance your images and achieve professional quality smart phone photographs worthy of posting online or printing.

About the Tutor: Jo Bradford is the author of the best-selling book, “Smart Phone Smart Photography - Simple techniques for taking incredible pictures with iPhone and Android” published internationally in April 2018 by CICO Books. 

Jo is based in Dartmoor National Park, where she owns Green Island Studios, a bespoke colour darkroom, photography studio and workshop space. Jo’s Instagram profile @greenislandstudios, where she posts her smartphone photography, has over 40,000 followers and she is often featured talking about photography on TV and radio shows including BBC1's Sunday evening prime time TV show Countryfile, and on the BBC and ITV evening news, and on Radio 4.

Jo delivers tuition and group workshops in smartphone photography and image editing through the Royal Photographic Society. She also writes articles about smartphone photography and mobile photo editing for publications such as Amateur Photographer, Digital Camera and Mobiography Magazine.  Jo travels internationally as a public speaker, her talks cover a wide range of topics from mobile photography and editing to analogue photography, darkroom printing and finding your creative voice.

Since graduating from University College Falmouth with a Master’s Degree with Distinction in photography in 2004, Jo’s work has been regularly exhibited and sold internationally.  As a Getty Images Contributor, Jo has licensed work to many clients including American Express, Disney, Oprah.com, Microsoft and MTV New York to name but a few.

Find Jo here….


Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Please visit https://rps.org/contact/  to help plan your trip. Please be aware that the car park in the Paintworks on a weekday is limited to three hours.  Weekends, and evenings after 6pm are unlimited.

Bristol Temple Meads is a 30-minute walk to Paintworks.

Buses running from Bristol Temple Meads to Paintworks are: 1, 178, 349 or the X39, but please check before leaving.

A Park & Ride service is available from Brislington Park & Ride. More information can be found at www.travelwest.info/park-ride/bristol/brislington  

Local Parking

If you need to bring your car and don’t want to use the Park and Ride Buses, you can book a place to park at a nearby supermarket using this link yourparkingspace.co.uk

You can also park all-day for £5 at Arnos Manor.  Visitors will need to go to the hotel reception to purchase a ticket to display on their windscreen. 

Image © Jo Bradford                  

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Wheelchair Access


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale



RPS Website