Attention: Smartphone Photo Enthusiast!

'Smartphone Photography Transformation'

LIVE 6-Week Program

The NEW, fun, FAST and engaging way to learn photography.... and, create those photos you desire

I’m here to tell you the TRUTH you need to know about learning photography or any new skill. It is delivered the same way... You find a celebrity photographer, buy their out of date course, watch a couple of videos, become bored, feel alone, get busy, start searching YouTube for answers and do not finish the course!

Did you know that 5-10% of online courses are completed? That is tragic. I had to come up with a different solution to achieve your incredible transformation in the fastest and most personal way.

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Starts Mon 15th March 2021 10am AEST - NOW OPEN

Number 1 thing holding your progress back...

Learning on your own leads to a plateau in your growth as a photographer. Searching for free content makes you more knowledgable about what you already know. A structured program delivers the exact content you need in the order to build your competence. Delivered Live in a small group where you can actively participate, ask questions and learn with others is the best way to accelerate your photography transformation over weeks... not years.

Here is the answer

After delivering hundreds of workshops and gaining an instructional design qualification, this program is all about your transformation.

You will be empowered to become that confident and creative smartphone photographer you desire and deserve to be.

I am excited to be delivering this program LIVE in weekly sessions. It is fun and interactive, so you can ask questions in real-time.

The format suits your learning style. You can be hands-on, watch, listen, read, learn socially or individually in your own time having full access to the replays.

** Suitable for Android and iPhones

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Be engaged and inspired throughout the program limited, limited to just 10 people.

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Learn my systemised approach to photography and undertake project-based activities.

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Accelerate your personal and photo transformation. Review the Live recordings anytime.


Next intake date:

15th March to 19th April

Is this you?

You love taking photos and your smartphone is full of great photos that bring you joy and fulfilment. You know that creativity is fun and good for the brain and overall health.

Have you started to now get bored with your photos that lack the punch and pop to get noticed and stand out? You are inspired by seeing other's beautiful photos that evoke an emotional reaction and can't work out how to replicate it...

This brings up feelings of self-doubt, frustration and being underwhelmed with the results. This leaves us blaming our smartphone, believing it is too old, the screen is too small or limited in features. An expensive phone does not make you a better photographer... or buying dedicated 'big' camera!

It is not your fault! Your smartphone camera does a great job of recording the scene in front of you. Your phone is not too old to learn and experience further enjoyment in your photography. Without the right techniques and tips, you are missing out on the potential of your photos and you as a mobile photographer.


Have you tried to learn photography before?

You may have fond memories of learning photography many years ago back at school or attended an in-person workshop. Many believe that in-person is the best way to learn. I have run over 100 workshops and have found online small groups broken up over numerous sessions to be the best way to learn long term.

Passively watching video lessons and being left on your own works for some. If you find have any reservations about photography being too complicated and technical, difficult to learn or that you are not creative enough. A Live program provides all the support you have been missing.

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Imagine this

Imagine feeling confident and satisfied that you can create beautifully composed, powerful ‘big’ camera photos on your existing smartphone in any location, every time... without having to upgrade your phone. Leave your friends and family speechless, not believing you are capturing these gorgeous photos on your smartphone. They will love your photos as much as you do

Once you learn how to set up, capture and edit photos on your smartphone, your photos will look amazing online and printed, hung on your wall. You will know the secrets to your smartphone camera, how to set up the best version of your photo, when and how to use the tools inside my recommended editing apps to consistently create photos that excite you and jump off the screen!

You will never run out of things to capture, showing others the unique beautiful world and things that you see. After unlocking your potential, your smartphone camera potential and editing your creations like a pro, you may want to enter camera club photo competitions!

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 Here is the solution

Camera Secrets - Photo Intention - Storytelling - Composition - Tack-Sharp Photos - Basic to Advanced Mobile Editing

Whether you enjoy taking photos of landscape, nature, flower, macro, portrait, family, street or events, you are going to dramatically improve your results with this personalised program. All the content is equally relevant to you if you have an old or new smartphone, Android or iPhone or tablet mobile device.

This is the key to quickly and comprehensively apply the best tips and techniques (without the jargon), so you can confidently create beautiful, engaging photos you did not think possible on your smartphone... and never miss a precious moment or take a blurry photo again.

Before we go further, let me share a quick story:


The story behind this 6-week Live program

After 20-years of working in a technical area of photography, I did not take photos personally and disliked photography. The camera was a tool of the trade and did not bring me joy like my smartphone does now. This became apparent when my mum passed away and I tragically discovered only 6 photos over her last 9 years as my 3 kids grew up. It was then that I realised photos were a gift for others.

I suspended my prejudice toward the smartphone and took more photos of my family and myself. I discovered a new love of photographing nature. Wanting to replicate ‘big’ camera photos, I bought every out-of-date smartphone photography course and book I could find. I also wasted a lot of time watching YouTube videos of the same outdated, limited, basic tips.

Then, over a coffee after an early morning coastal photo session with professional landscape photographer Kyle from 20West Photography, my creativity and photos changed forever. We would shoot in the same locations, however, my photos were flat, no depth of focus, not vibrant, sharp and lacked that punch and pizzaz!

He explained that his creative journey involved mastering photographic principles and guidelines. The biggest gold nugget of wisdom was that he always approached his photo from the perspective of the photo viewer! He made decisions to attract, hold, guide or detract the viewer’s attention.

It is our job to provide all the visual cues (form, shape, lines, colour, tone, texture and subject) in a way that the viewer is engaged and interprets the image in their own unique way.

Having a framework accelerated my creative photography like never. My photos had a purpose, they had emotion, they communicated something, they were special and meant something.

The biggest discovery was a mentor helps realise what you do not know... and personalises the delivery of information to your individual situation.

After gaining my instructional design qualification I have become obsessed with creating simplified transformation step-by-step systems. This program gives you the biggest results in the shortest time possible. I am proud to share with you a new way of achieving your photography goals. I am always investing in online coaching programs, as one-on-one feedback and personalised gives me the fastest and most transformational experience.

This system is 6-week ‘VIP Smartphone Photography Transformation Program’ is made up of step-by-step systems to provide the framework to consistently love the quick process and your photographic results.

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How does it work?

The LIVE online video session takes place on the interactive video meeting platform – Zoom. Each week you will receive the meeting ID and password to join. This is not a one-way webinar presentation. You are encouraged to jump in and interrupt at any time to have your immediate questions answered. The limited attendee numbers allow us to draw on your experiences and interests to make the weekly content relevant to you.

Each week we start with a recap of the previous weeks' discussion and activity. Classes are fun, engaging and full of content recorded for later viewing if you miss a session.

WEEK 1: Smartphone familiarisation & basic capture techniques

DATE: Mon 15th March 2021 10:00 am AEST

  • Introductions, your objectives and training outcomes
  • Discover your camera secrets and hidden features
  • Camera set up and different shooting modes
  • Basic photo set up and capture techniques
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Not only will you become familiar with your smartphone camera, but you will also get to know the other participants. This is a chance to learn the program outcomes and your individual objectives.

WEEK 2: Photographic intention and storytelling

DATE: Sun 21st March 2021 10:00 am AEST

  • What to look for in the subject selection
  • Photographic intention - pre-framing the photo
  • How a viewer interprets and 'reads' your photo
  • Photo analysis session
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Develop and communicate stronger stories. Never again say you have nothing to photograph! During group photo analysis we will analyse what works in an image — and what does not.

WEEK 3: Photo composition stacking

DATE: Mon 29th March 2021 10:00 am AEST

  • 60 composition techniques covered!
  • Capture different perspectives and angles
  • Position of the subject and other supporting elements
  • Directing viewer attention
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Using my proprietary 'Photo Composition Stacking; 4-Step System' you'll refine and create much more powerful and engaging photos. You will be stimulated to develop a heightened sensitivity to your surroundings.

WEEK 4: Capture tack-sharp photos

DATE: Sun 4th April 2021 10:00 am AEST

  • Minimise and avoid movement blur
  • Perception of sharpness - contrast
  • Close-up and macro lens attachments
  • Manual control of ISO, shutter and focus
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Using my proprietary 'Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System'  you will start to realise you do not need to rush out to upgrade your smartphone. Take complete manual control to capture photos you did not believe possible.

WEEK 5: Snapseed app photo editing

DATE: Mon 12th April 2021 10:00 am AEST

  • App navigation and set up
  • Whole image editing tools
  • Selective area editing tools
  • Advanced layers and masking
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Enhance the viewer experience through strategic photo editing to manipulate their attention and reaction. Snapseed is the perfect app to learn the basics and completely transform your photo. 

WEEK 6: Adobe Lightroom app photo editing

DATE: Mon 19th April 2021 10:00 am AEST

  • Composition tools
  • Light and colour tools
  • Effects and advanced sharpening tools
  • Selective area editing tools
  • Lightroom presets

Although the name Lightroom may feel intimidating... the mobile app is intuitive, yet powerful. You will make Photoshop level tonal, colour and detail adjustments that you thought only possible on a desktop!

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Latest testimonials

Cheryle Matthews

Disappointed in the clarity & sharpness of her photos to "Some of my photos are looking extremely good and I'm very happy with the results"

Hazel Ingram

Hazel is one of our most proud smartphone photographers. I have loved watching her transformation to 'see' photographically and become more confident in editing and her creativity.

Terry Turkington

"Mike's communication skills are excellent and he can speak to me in a learner language that I can understand and make everything sound so easy."

Testimonial for Smartphone Photography Training Eva

"I took Smartphone Photography Training's 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 photo 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

Client Testimonilal - Kathryn McCauley - Social Media Consultant - A guide to consulting services

The workshop and course have helped me to move out of my mobile photography 'comfort zone' and start experimenting with other editing apps and more features of my iPhone. The FB group is a great follow up support as the news skills will take time to develop. Thanks Mike for answering all my questions and the great follow up."

Kathryn McCauley

Sample video introducing mobile photo editing in week 5 

You can see in the below video, how the structure of the program builds on each previous lesson. I am super proud of this program and want to take you inside to see why. This content is at the start of week 5 where you learn to get the most out of the Snapseed app before exploring Adobe Lightroom in week 6.

How is this different from other training? 

There is no-one else delivering a program like this LIVE online!!

99% of photography training online is non-live instructional videos. If you prefer to learn through passively watching a video. Equipped with a decent curriculum, you can research the topics on YouTube yourself.

Celebrity photographers backed by huge Instagram followings offer in-person 'experience' workshops. These can be great. However, most have not invested in themselves as educators and understand the difference between learning styles and being an effective communicator.

This Live 6-week program offers all the benefits of an online course and an in-person workshop without the drawbacks and many, many extra benefits.

  • The first big difference is going to be me! I pride myself on my friendly, empathetic and enthusiastic delivery style
  • Participate in the Live sessions on any device to stay motivated, keep learning and progress
  • The program content is suitable to advance your photography on any Android smartphone, iPhone or tablet
  • Learn easy to follow frameworks to each stage of setting up, capturing and editing photos
  • Understand the why and when behind techniques and editing tools instead of just the 'how'
  • Support and direct feedback during the program
  • Social learning as a small, intimate group studying at the same time
  • Content of the program is dynamic and can be related specifically to your experiences and interests
  • Access to the Live recordings if you cannot make it to the session is available via a viewing link for up to 2 weeks after the session
  • You get direct access to myself, a leading authority on smartphone photography backed by 25-years of working in photography. I know I don't look that old!

In a nutshell, this program directs, supports and empowers you to achieve faster results in less time!

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Inclusions (up to $5,994 value)

6-WEEK ONLINE DELIVERY - Smartphone Photography Transformation ($3,600 delivery value)

My online group workshop rate is $300 per hour per person. This 6-week program involves 2-hour Zoom sessions each week. We start with recaps of the previous week, review exercises set, then start the new week content. The online delivery is fun, engaging, personal and dynamic... so you can interrupt and ask questions anytime.

BONUS ONE: Printable PDF of Small Business Guide to Smartphone Photography ($800 value)

Comprehensive Small Business Guide to Smartphone Photography

This printable PDF is normally only available to my corporate clients who invest $800 in a 2-hour workshop. This may not be directly relevant to you. However, if you prefer to read, this PDF covers some of content covered in the program!

If you are or know a small business owner, this workbook will be a huge bonus.

This printable PDF is also available in your web browser.

BONUS TWO: Video course - Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System ($597 delivery value)

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This simple and powerful 4-step system webclass and course are covered in week 4 of this program. This video course is more in-depth and can be watched online/offline on any device.

This is the key to learning everything you need to confidently capture and edit tack-sharp photos you did not think possible on your smartphone and never have a blurry photo and miss a precious moment of photographic opportunity again.

BONUS THREE: Lens Attachment Guide PDF and Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System PDF ($98 value)

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This PDF may be your preferred option to learn quickly by skim reading the content, so you can save time... and get out there shooting more!

This printable PDF is also available in your web browser.

Once enrolled in the video course, you can click/tap on the video graphic inside the PDF to go directly inside that lesson in your internet browser. As I continue to update the course, this PDF in your browser automatically updates!

BONUS FOUR: Closed Facebook group. Photo themes and Live tutorials ($199 value - priceless!)

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You are invited to join our Facebook group. For over 250 weeks now, we have photo themes of either a new technique or simple subject.

Be part of something special, joining other photo enthusiasts in this incredibly supportive educational community where you belong. At the completion of the theme, I go Live to share everyone's photos, provide feedback and highlight techniques that are working.

BONUS FIVE: Struman Optics lens attachment 15% off (up to $302 discount value)

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As an ambassador to Struman Optics, I can pass on an additional 15% off any existing discounted price on my website - here.

These quality lenses add extra capability and creativity to your photography.

​​The multi-layer, crystal nano-coating and multi-element arrangement ensure the results are edge-to-edge sharp. There is minimal to no distortion and edge darkening (vignetting).

BONUS SIX: 14-Day Photo Creativity Challenge ($398 delivery value)

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One of the biggest false self-beliefs that we all share at some stage is believing we are not creative! Am I right?

This challenge is your key to start building that creativity muscle by learning basic photography principles and guidelines so you can be more confident and take interesting photos anywhere, anytime!

As a technical photographer for over 20-years, I was absolutely convinced I was not creative. A late adopter to smartphone photography, I learned everything I could about photo intention, storytelling and composition.

What is included?

  • 6-WEEK ONLINE DELIVERY - Smartphone Photography Transformation ($3,600 delivery value)
  • BONUS ONE: Printable PDF of Small Business Guide to Smartphone Photography ($800 value)
  • BONUS TWO: Video course - Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System ($597 delivery value)
  • BONUS THREE: Lens Attachment Guide PDF and Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System PDF ($98 value)
  • BONUS FOUR: Closed Facebook group. Photo themes and Live tutorials ($199 value - priceless!)
  • BONUS FIVE -15% discount off the entire Struman Optics lens range (up to $302 value)
  • BONUS SIX - Access to the 14-day photo creativity challenge - in-person equivalent value to deliver ($398 value)


Click/tap below to secure your placement in the

'VIP 6-Week Live Smartphone Photography Transformation'

YES, enrol me in the program starting 8th March 2021

Over 80% OFF the total value!!


ONLY $994 AUD ($770 USD)

>> Click Here to start creating gorgeous photos no-one will believe you captured on your phone

NOTE: Already enrolled in Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos or Enthusiast to Pro in 21-Days... please contact Mike for a discount of that purchase price.


Jenny Nolt

Mike is honest and open in assessing people's photographs. "He gives good advice in a very kind way and recommend his training and the way he does things".

Terry Betts

Mike is very personable, professional photographer, professional trainer who can guide you to getting the most out of your smartphone photographically and for your editing”

Rocio Lopez

Mike is a very engaging speaker and explains things in a way that is easy to grasp. He is always working on new courses and content. His passion for photography shows in everything he does and is very contagious.

“My friend and I attended your workshop and are both studying a Diploma in Photo Imaging. We wanted to do a fun activity at the Waterfront and learn a different style of photography. We were absolutely astounded how much we can do on our phone. You showed us more practical stuff in one hour than we have learned in six months at XXXX. I don’t want to finish my course now! I had no idea I could do almost anything Photoshop does on my iPhone! "


“After selling my DSLR some time ago, I was looking to see how to make better use of my mobile phone camera. I would highly recommend the course as it is very well structured and avoids unnecessary jargon.  Each section is very practical and examples are clearly explained in the videos.  I felt encouraged to apply the new skills right away. I had very little experience in photo editing and this course has really opened my mind. Mike is very approachable and provides constructive feedback throughout."

Phillipe B

You have two options: 

You can continue to do it on your own, searching for free content and delaying your transformation by not investing in your hobby, believing it is too difficult to learn, you are not technical enough or don’t have the time. You may be comfortable spending the years to improve your photography over time.


You can enrol in the Live 6-week program to unlock the photographer within, reach the full potential of your existing smartphone and immediately start creating photos that you can be proud to share, post online and print.


In just 6-weeks... 

You will start consistently filling your smartphone with gorgeous, powerful and memorable photos that you love – confidently created using your newly adopted systems. The longer you wait, the more beautiful photos of precious moments and experiences you will miss or quickly discard as not good enough.


Why the big investment? 

This program is not for everyone. You may believe that you need to wait to upgrade your smartphone or not believe me that you are capable of an incredible transformation...

As a Live, coaching program, this is not the cheapest option. This is my time investment in you. My corporate rate for industry groups is based on 2 hours of delivery is$800. This 6-week program involves 12 hours of face time with you. At my lowest $300 individual hourly rate for group bookings, the investment would be $3,600.

The heavily discounted investment for this course will be out of the reach for many. Therefore, I am really excited to introduce you to my newest initiative - the Smartphone Photography Training Scholarship.

Learn more about the criteria and how you can apply - click/tap here


What to do next? 

Click/tap on the Enrol button and enter your details to join the next intake in the 6-week program. I cannot wait to meet you and be a part of your journey to becoming the confident and creative photographer you desire and deserve to be.

This is a limited time offer...

I do not run these programs back to back to provide time and energy in between to continue developing my Podcast and YouTube channel. Therefore, the dates released are a limited time only. Numbers are limited to just 10 and sell out in advance.

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'VIP 6-Week Live Smartphone Photography Transformation'

YES, enrol me in the program starting 8th March 2021

Over 80% OFF the total value!!


ONLY $994 AUD ($770 USD)

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a basic understanding of photography first?

This program is designed without the assumption of any prior knowledge. The benefit of a Live 6-week program is the personalisation to meet you where you are in your journey and make the content relevant to you. 

What if have an older phone, iPad or Tablet?

That’s ok. This course has five main sections, basic camera features, photo intention, capture and editing. One of the key differences with this program is that is not reliant on the latest gear or apps. As long as you have access to Google Play or Apple App store you can get the full benefit of the content.

What is the deadline for enrollment? 

You can register up until one week before the next intake starts depending on the limited available spaces. Please note, however, depending on the time of year, some programs sell out immediately as the waiting list is notified of new dates. If one or more of the dates are not suitable. You get full access to the session replays.

What is your refund policy?

Cancellations are non-refundable whether the attendee cancels or does not attend the online session. However, if you notify me within 7 days prior to the scheduled session, I will reschedule you to another program date. Sessions replays will be made available. 

What if the program is cancelled?

Smartphone Photography Training reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class if there is inadequate enrolment. In the event that a program must be cancelled, you will be notified by email in advance (please be sure to register using the email address where you can best be reached). You may then either reschedule for another program or receive full reimbursement. 

Do you offer a certificates?

A certificate of completion can be supplied upon request. Certificates will be delivered through email. There will be a $25 admin fee if you would like a physical certificate mailed to you. 

What if I miss one or more of the sessions?

All sessions are recorded and available via a viewing link for up to two weeks after the last class session. Because our classes are small and intimate, the recordings will be deleted after that to protect the privacy of all attendees. 

How do I join a Zoom meeting for the session?

It's easy to get started with Zoom! Click on the link we send you about 15 minutes before your first class starts and you'll be prompted to download and install Zoom. It's simple and automatic — here’s a short video that explains it in detail. 

4 different types of guarantees - SMartphone Photography Training courses

Have you ever seen so many different types of guarantees? No risk at all. Enrol, check it out. If it does not meet your expectations - email me for no questions asked full refund within 30-days.

Satisfaction 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.

Up to date guarantee

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.

Lifetime guarantee

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 login page. Any further issues, please make contact. This course is also designed to also be a resource for you to return to on an as-needed basis.

Learn new stuff guarantee


I am so confident there is something for everyone that you can get a full refund if you didn't learn a single thing! I have some tips in there that even professional photographers are not doing! How do I know? I have been in the photography professional development space for years and only just learned some of this recently.

Click/tap below to secure your placement in the

'VIP 6-Week Live Smartphone Photography Transformation'

YES, enrol me in the program starting 8th March 2021

Over 80% OFF the total value!!


ONLY $994 AUD ($770 USD)

>> Click Here to start creating gorgeous photos no-one will believe you captured on your phone

NOTE: Already enrolled in Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos or Enthusiast to Pro in 21-Days... please contact Mike for a discount of that purchase price.

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