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CREDIT: Nigel Goldsmith

Smartphone Photography with Nigel Goldsmith

Event info

While the technical image quality and features of a smartphone camera cannot compare with the modern dedicated digital camera, its compact size makes it an attractive tool for spontaneous or discreet photography. In this session, Nigel Goldsmith will show you how to access some of the controls and features familiar to those with dedicated cameras and introduce some of advanced features. During the session he will demonstrate preparation, focus control, exposure, accessories and creative controls. Most of the features covered are common to both Android and iPhones. Watch with your smartphone to hand! You might want to follow along with the session using your own mobile device. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.


Nigel Goldsmith is a photographer and video artist. His work is widely published in the UK and abroad. Some of the work he has produced using smartphones has been shortlisted for major art prizes including the 2019 John Ruskin Prize. Nigel has a BA in Photography and and MA in Fine Art.


"Plastic waste from Beaches"

All images are © Nigel Goldsmith.


Zoom video-conferencing

This event will take place via Zoom video-conference. You will be emailed a link in advance so you can join the event. During the event you will be able to see Nigel Goldsmith and his images. You will be able to interact with him to ask questions after his session. A brief introduction to using Zoom can be found HERE.


Booking a place

You need to book online in order to access this event. This event is free for Digital Imaging members, but these members still have to ‘purchase’ a (free) ticket to receive a link for joining the event.

Please check whether your membership in the RPS or RPS Digital Imaging is still active before booking your place. This will be checked when ticketing closes, and any mistake could invalidate your ticket. 

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Event Organiser

Rex Waygood


Cancellation policy

If circumstances beyond our control cause cancellation of the online event you will be reimbursed. Each attendee must ensure they are able to view this presentation online. It may not be possible for the host/organiser to rectify any problems attendees may have. For that reason, it is in your best interest to satisfy yourself that you can communicate via Zoom before the event. No refund will be available if you are unable to attend the meeting for any reason.



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