Members were treated last evening to a well prepared and thought-provoking presentation by the photographer and artist, Adrian McGarry. His message that 'the smartphone has come of age as a serious photographic tool’ was supported by a detailed introduction to the accelerating technical advancements in smartphones and associated imaging software.
Adrian explained, with examples, the surprisingly powerful and inexpensive apps, many of which are free, he employs on his iPhone and iPad to create impressive, competition standard images. He also shared with members his approach to street photography, and the camera craft he applies with the inconspicuous smartphone which is tailor-made for this genre.
His inspiring enthusiasm and impassioned advice that we should let our creative juices flow and take photographs for ourselves and not for others will stay in the minds of members, inform their work and increase their enjoyment of photography. The dialogue on Facebook into the early hours, by those who couldn’t wait to get home to experiment, spoke volumes about the impact of this memorable presentation in our current season of speaker evenings.
Check out his website at adrianmcgarry.com