Be inspired and instructed every week!
Quick background: At Smartphone Photography Training, I have delivered in-person workshops, workplace training and one-on-one consulting. During that whole time, I had a growing Facebook group of passionate photo enthusiasts participating in weekly photo themes. This has by far been the most enjoyable part of my business!
SO, I completely changed the direction of my business. Now, my entire focus is building an online camera club just for smartphone photographers.
The group was initially started to provide ongoing support to training. Now, the training is offered to support the community in the Smartphone Photography Club!
You have found the shortcut to confidently and strategically create WOW images.
Do you find yourself simply snapping the scene in front of you, without knowing how to make it look engaging or creative? You are not alone.
You love taking photos on that convenient camera in your purse or pocket. You now want to extend that passion and really become the photographer you aspire to be.
Imagine feeling empowered to consistently capture and edit stunning images of those precious memories, travels and discover the details and beauty in your world.
Structured courses, regular articles and weekly photo themes in our community
As a paid member of the Smartphone Photography Club, you will have access to everything:
This Club membership gives you the tools and community to:
We live in a wonderful time now, whereas photographers we are no longer defined by the camera we use. The truth is, you don’t need to have exceptional talent or skill in order to create phenomenal photographs. All you need to know is the foundation principles, techniques and a little bit of practice.
Whether you take photographs of nature, travel, business or family, you will be able to make each photo memorable as if it was taken by a professional photographer.
Start with the five-part video series
This video series can be consumed in a weekend, providing you quick tips to truly start transforming your images from snapshots to created memorable images.
Video one: Features hidden on your phone camera and basic capture techniques
Video two: Photography principles - intention, composition structure and lighting
Video three: My popular six-step photo editing process to enhance any image
Video four: Extend the capability of your camera using accessories
Video five: Practical demonstration - flower image from capture to final edit
Main course included: Strategically edit WOW images using Snapseed
Photo editing without the computer, jargon and technical stuff
Who has the time or patience to endure the steep learning curve of a complicated desktop program? Especially when most if not all of your images are captured on your smartphone!
YouTube videos and tutorials at smartphonephotographytraining.com are great for specific information. You cannot find everything you need to know, in the best sequence for your learning journey from beginner to advanced.
This course assumes no prior photography knowledge and is structured in a way to help you 'see' photographically and quickly transition from basic to more advanced photo editing techniques on your smartphone or iPad/tablet device.
Not interested in being a Club member and need this course? It is available to purchase at a standalone price here.
How much time do I need to allocate to each module?
The average weekly time commitment is between 60 to 90 minutes. You can increase the speed of the video playback to save you time or download the audio to listen to on your commute or walk!
Over 4 hours of video tutorials and 173 page downloadable PDF including all the lessons. All learning styles covered from visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinaesthetic participating in module assignments.
Unlike a group workshop, you can participate in this course at your pace and still have your questions answered by Mike directly. You also have a community to involve yourself for the interpersonal social learner (like me).
Note: At enrolment, you will receive immediate access to module 1. Each module will then be emailed to you weekly to ensure enough time to watch the videos, take in the information and participate in the end of module activity.
In just a few weeks, you will be able to:
EBook included in your Club membership: Learn everything about your iPhone camera
Over 1000 people have already discovered all the hidden secret features already available on their iPhone!
You too can be confident that you are using your iPhone camera to its full potential.
This eBook also includes:
As you can see above, much of the content in the eBook is just as relevant to the Android photographer.
P.S. As an Android user, there are also lots of techniques and tips relevant to you too.
Benefits of being an ongoing Club member
Continued access to Mike James
You will not feel abandoned during or most importantly after the course. Unlike other courses, I will be there to answer all your comments within the course lessons. I do not have a community manager for the Facebook group. It is me, and I am in their daily to answer your questions and share your successes. My passion for training comes from the opportunity to become your coach and mentor as you continue to develop your passion for smartphone photography.
All the tutorial videos, audio and printable PDFs of each lesson can be downloaded to watch and read offline at any time. The resource page is available after the release of module six.
Private Facebook group access
The private Facebook group is open to all past course and in-person workshop attendees. You are part of a special group that I hold dear. I want to support you in any way that I can to develop our shared passion for smartphone photography. You will see me in there every day answering any questions and supporting others.
I am so proud of the encouraging culture in our community and really look forward to having you in there with us.
Weekly photo themes
To help you practise your new skills, connect and be inspired with other mobile photographers participating in weekly challenges. These are a mixture of fun photo topics and new techniques to continue your learning.
Each week, a collage is created of images shared during the week in the Facebook Group and two/three Peoples Choice winners are selected based on the number of likes and comments.
Want to access just one or two modules?
Instead of subscribing yearly or monthly to access the entire structured course, bonuses and the weekly photo themes you can enrol in individual modules.
If you already know the basics, then the condensed version of the course may suit you the best - enrol here
"I took Smartphone Photography Training's Snapseed photo editing course to gain proficiency and some ideas for the social media for our business. I had no idea that I would get so much out of it on a personal level. This course gave me the skills to create the image I imagined from the one I initially captured, and the confidence to keep trying and experimenting. Thanks very much, Mike for your simple, insightful and easy to follow instructions."
- Eva van der Vlies
"Really loved this course, the videos are quick and easy to watch, which I think is important. I also like that the information was kept simple. I picked up a few tips too, like the grid lines. I love the fact that my mobile phone camera can help me take great photos. Highly Recommended"
- Carole Walker
Mike James has combined 20 years of experience in photography and mentoring to become a sought after smartphone photography training specialist – delivering extraordinary value, in an engaged and intelligent way. Sorry no PowerPoint!
Mike’s passion comes from being on a mission to help you become more photography literate, priding himself on avoiding any technical jargon – leaving you and your staff educated, inspired and ready to create stunning images.
Starting at the basics, you will soon be empowered to save time and money, capturing, creating and sharing images well beyond the limits of the standard phone or tablet. The phone camera technology, combined with Mike’s jargon-free techniques, tips and recommended apps have made the smartphone a viable tool for professional photography.
Learn more about Mike's story here
You want a guarantee? How about 3 different guarantees?
Money Back Guarantee
I know you'll love this course, because previous participants send me lovely emails telling me exactly that every day. Still, just in case, I am more than confident in offering a 30 day money back guarantee. Simply send an email to [email protected] within 30 days of receipt, and your entire purchase price will be promptly refunded. All emails replied within 24 hours Mon-Fri.
I have personally purchased courses and attempted to access it later to find it deleted! Even though they offered lifetime access was no longer there. This course will be updated as different elements need refreshing or the tools change. Your access will not change. If you have any issues logging in, tap the forgot my password in the original log in page. Any further issues, please make contact. This course is also designed to be also be a resource for you to return to on an as needed basis.
This course comes with an "always updated" guarantee. Every month the course is checked for outdated lessons. If something has changed or become outdated, a fresh lesson is recorded to keep it up to date. When you purchase with Smartphone Photography Training, you'll never be left with incomplete or old information again.
Where else can you find these kind of guarantees?
"Just binge watched them Mike... Well planned, everything flowed, simple and easy to understand. You speak in a clear friendly manner. I certainly learned things.. right from the beginning. Oops I've never cleaned my lens."
- Cheryle Abbey Matthew
"Fantastic introduction to Snapseed, each module gave me great info to get the most out of the app and improve my photos. Easy to follow and understand.Thanks Mike excellent course."
- Sally Todd