Photography at The Globe



Creative Smartphone Photography

A day workshop at The Globe, Hay-On-Wye

11.00 am - 4.00 pm, 9th December 2023

Beginner to intermediate level

An inspiring creative day that will teach you how to take and edit brilliant photographs using your smartphone.

This enjoyable introductory-level workshop will cover the essentials that you need to improve your photography. The day will support you to become more confident and creative with ample opportunities for discussion, experimentation and review as part of the group.

Our workshop will be at the fabulous Globe at Hay-On-Wye, a thriving market town and community in Powys, Wales.

Our day will feature:

  • An introduction to the technical basics of smartphone photography
  • An illustrated discussion of what makes a good photograph
  • An exploration of basic photography terms including composition, light, focus and exposure
  • A photo-making walk around Hay
  • An introduction to the basics of editing your photographs on your cameraphone
  • An introduction to sharing your photographs on social media and sending them to others
  • Plenty of time to review and discuss your photographs and address any questions and issues that you have


Places are limited to 8 participants

What I offer

I am a UK-based photographer, filmmaker and artist with over 30 years of experience in the creative sector. As well as undertaking commissions, I now regularly run hands-on practical workshops, retreats and events with different individuals, communities and organisations. I am passionate about supporting people to help them develop their technical and creative photography and filmmaking. 

I am a smartphone camera enthusiast and now regularly use one as part of my creative work as a professional photographer and filmmaker. The power of the latest smartphone makes it much easier for beginners to take fantastic photographs and films without getting confused with countless controls and settings. While it may never replace the full-frame SLR camera, with smartphones the ability to take striking photographs is within reach of many more people. 

My creative workshops and courses will give you the support you need to improve your photography and filmmaking. While covering the technical essentials, the main focus will be on improving your skills in a supportive and enjoyable environment. 



"I had such a great day, learnt how to improve my composition and how to edit pictures to make them really stand out."


“Geoff is a very experienced photographer who shares his knowledge and skills readily with participants in his workshops. His clarity in explaining principles and practical matters makes for easy learning; he is very approachable, making the day even more enjoyable."



“I completely loved this photography course. I felt quite nervous about coming along as I have always struggled with technical stuff. Geoff creates a very supportive and relaxed atmosphere which really helped my confidence with the camera and sharing my ideas my ideas with the group."

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