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Smartphone Photography - Jo Bradford

Event info

Limited to 10 places - book early to guarantee a place.

(Live workshop using Zoom)

A relaxed and informative zoom 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 advice from Jo about composition, framing and the theory of what makes a good photograph.

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, followed by some practical exercises to make sure everyone is familiar with their camera functions and to give them some inspiration to unleash their creativity. There will be plenty of opportunities for 1:1 advice and feedback as you progress through the day. The day will be concluded with a group discussion and a slideshow of the works produced by the attendees including a feedback session with Jo.

Graduates of this workshop may wish to try Jo's next workshop - Introduction to Mobile Editing in Snapseed.

This workshop is run on Zoom, video conferencing software.  Jo, your tutor, will invite you to watch her presentations and videos at times and you will also be able to chat to her and the other delegates and ask questions throughout the day. Sample files and Zoom tips and invitations will all be provided before the workshop commences.


Your fully set up smartphone with a camera on it. You need to know the basics of how to access and open your camera and how to email images from your smartphone.

Reliable internet access

A computer or tablet with a working webcam and microphone (most devices have these)

Zoom installed on your computer or tablet, full instructions will be provided.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, it contains the Zoom joining link. If you don't receive it, please email  

The tutor will need access to your email address to enable her to send you workshop information and notes. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise.

Lois Scott is the Studio Manager for Jo Bradford, she will send you some information before the workshop, so please add her email address to your safe sender list:

Please look out for an email from her follow the instructions ahead of the workshop.

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop:

The Tutor: Jo Bradford is an award-winning photographer and best-selling author based on Dartmoor in the UK. She is the driving force behind Green Island Studios where she has created a bespoke analogue darkroom and photography workshop and studio space. From here Jo takes pictures of the wild and windy moor from the studio doorstep and posts them on Instagram as @greenislandstudios where she has a large and loyal following for her smartphone photography. 

Jo’s international best-selling book Smart Phone Smart Photography was the first ever smartphone photography book to top the overall digital photography category and has lead Jo to develop a unique collection of workshops and courses in smartphone photography. Alongside these she creates cameraless photographic artworks that are sold in galleries all over the world, and are regularly exhibited and collected in Europe, America and Asia. 

Jo also works as an Associate Lecture at Falmouth University where she lectures on marine and natural history photography.

Born in Hertfordshire, England, Jo was raised in Southern Africa. Jo received her Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in Photography: Critical Practice from University College Falmouth in 2004. 


Reviews for Jo’s previous sell out RPS workshops….

I have had a great deal of feedback from the RPS members who attended the workshops and suffice to say it was a great hit with them. Many said that they were sceptical about using their phones for photography, but they were completely converted after Jo’s sessions. Without exception everyone admitted to learning a great deal.

Participant feedback:

"Jo Bradford is an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable, supportive and seems such a nice person! I thought the workshop was extremely well worth doing and look forward to more of her workshops."

"Loved every minute. Jo covered a huge area of information  and explained concisely.  Her slides etc were so descriptive alongside her text. Her knowledge of all the smartphones available was second to none and and at no time did she ‘push’ any specific make. She is a highly skilled and professional photographer who is able to combine her knowledge with an superbly competent teaching style.  She left me wanting more.....Congratulations to her  🤗🤗 "

Image: Jo Bradford

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


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.



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