Brendan Ó Sé: Smartphone Photography Workshop


Smartphone workshop with Brendan O’Se

Smartphone Photography Workshop with Brendan Ó Sé

Saturday 7th December 2019 

Time: 11 am – 5 pm – No. of Places :: 8 max *2 places left*

Course Fee: €80 (€75 Gallery of Photography Members)

“The best camera is the one you always have with you”

Smartphone workshop with Brendan O’Se

This one day, hands-on workshop led by awarding-winning Photographer Brendan Ó Sé will show you how to get the absolute best out of your Smartphone camera.

  • Learn great tips and tricks for better composition and exposure
  • Discover the best mobile photography apps
  • Learn how using apps can develop your own personal style of photography
  • Enjoy the freedom and fun that smartphone photography offers
Reviews‘I would highly recommend the Smartphone Workshop. Brendan is a gifted photographer and a good teacher. I came away with new skills, increased confidence and a new app to help improve my photography edits. A very enjoyable learning experience!’ Leona C

‘I had a great time at the workshop!

The workshop opened my eyes to the true potential of using my phone as opposed to a camera to achieve professional level photographs. Brendan has immense professional skill and teaching ability, keeping everything fun and exciting, while giving us a huge amount of detail in one day.’ Bláthnaid

‘Only complaint would be that I didn’t want day to end!!!’ Nadia P.

‘Would highly recommend  the smartphone workshop. Brendan is a great teacher. Would never have believed I could achieve such great results with  just my phone and an editing app.  Feel inspired!’ Lorraine S.

Smartphone workshop with Brendan O’Se

You will put what you have learned into practice by getting out and about in Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural Quarter to shoot photographs under Brendan’s guidance. After the shoot, you will return to the gallery to learn exciting post-production techniques on your own images.

  • Explore dynamic effects with cropping, rotating & transforming
  • Fine tune your images by adjusting brightness, saturation and contrast
  • Sharpen your images to make the subject pop or soften them with lens blur
  • Add filters to create Noir, Retro, Vintage or Grainy looks
  • Create collages by layering multiple exposures
  • Add stylised borders and frames or vignette effects for the perfect finishing touch

Share your fantastic images and boost your presence across your favourite social media platforms.

Tutor Bio: Brendan Ó Sé is an award-winning fine art / iPhone photographer from Co. Cork. He has won four international mobile photography competitions this year. He is the recipient of the Mira Mobile Photography Prize, the Mediterraneo Foto Festival Award, ‘Best in Show’ at the Florence International Photography Awards and a Cannes Golden Lion award. His iPhone photographs have been on billboards, posters, print media and TV adverts as part of the Apple Shot on iPhone 6 global campaign.

Brendan’s photography has been featured in numerous online photography publications and magazines. He has exhibited both his DSLR and iPhone images in Dublin, Miami, Florence, Lecce, and Porto. His photography has been showcased in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Paris, Bangalore, Tokyo, Bogota, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Boston, Milan, Singapore, Sydney and many more throughout the world. 

What do you need to bring? A smartphone: Please bring your smartphone (and your charger! as you will be using it all day and you don’t want to risk it running out!) Pen & Paper: Notes will be supplied but it’s always a good idea to bring a pen and notepad.

Where does the course take place?  The course takes place in the Gallery of Photography’s LightRoom and Temple Bar area.

Smartphone Photography Workshop at Gallery of Photography

How do I book a place? In order to secure a place we advise that you book well in advance as places are often heavily oversubscribed. You may book by calling into the Gallery in person, or by telephone. We regret that we cannot accept bookings by email. ­Please telephone to check availability of places.

Time :: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Where :: The Gallery of Photography’s LightRoom

Places :: 8 max

Cost :: €80 (€75 Gallery of Photography Members)

To book / for further information: Email us at or phone us on 01-6714654

Terms and Conditions: Places are booked only on receipt of full course fee which is non refundable.

The Gallery reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course if necessary. The Gallery does not accept responsibility for injury to individuals or any loss or damages to property or personal possessions. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin