Smartphone photography presentation to a small business group - Mike James - Smartphone Photography Training

Workplace smartphone photography training

Next available in October 2020!

Empower your team to create, edit and share professional business photos on their iPhone and Android smartphone

Capturing consistent, reliable professional business photos is critical. These images are often a reflection of your brand in social media, advertising and relied upon for accurate record keeping.


Feel confident and comfortable that you and your staff will be empowered to take the right photo, the best way and know how to enhance them even further using easy to use intuitive photo editing apps. We show you the techniques and apps to create photos you did not think were possible on a phone!


You no longer need to buy expensive, bulky cameras or require technical know-how to upload and edit photos on your computer. The smartphone camera is less obtrusive and always with you – providing convenience, saving you time and money.

Learning outcomes:

  • Quick camera phone specific techniques and tips
  • Develop a checklist before capturing photos
  • Create a list of photo opportunities in your business
  • Identify how to create visual impact and engagement in your photos
  • How to set up a photo to best capture the story
  • Recommended iPhone and Android photo capture and editing apps
  • Overcoming limitations of the phone, using techniques, accessories and apps 
  • Basic, through to advanced photographic theory and photo editing workflows
  • How to set up a photo - angles and lighting
  • Use the best iPhone and Android photo capture and editing apps
  • Identify smartphone accessories that can expand your capability

Group pricing starts at $700

Interested in individual training -contact Mike below for pricing.

Do you rely on user-generated content - why not train your customers?

Why not organise a workshop to your customers or clients to help them improve the images they provide you?

Suitable for :

  • Social media, marketing and public relations 
  • Small business economic or industry development officer
  • Website developer

Hosting our workshop is also a great way to connect with your existing customers, offering them a unique and fun experience to stand out from other businesses. Below are a couple of recent examples:

  • Tourism operators – offer a smartphone food photography workshop or Instagram meet up at your property
  • Travel agencies – host a  smartphone photography workshop as part of your information evening or to your most valued clients

What clients have to say

Client Testimonial - Graeme Anderson Agriculture Development and Extension - Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Our team takes lots of iPhone photos as part of agricultural extension work. Mike ran a great session that had everyone engaged and we all learned about some great tips and apps that we've been using since to improve the photos we post in our communications work.

Graeme Anderson

Agriculture Extension
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources

Liz Grant - Client Testimonial Business Strategy | Marketing | Innovation | Customer Insights at Small Business Smart Business

The universal applicability of photos in business and Mikes' interactive, engaging style results in large workshop attendances. His workshops saves our customers time and frustration, by giving them practical tips to implement straight away. 

Mike's presentations are dynamic and captivate the audience, who are just amazed and excited by what they can achieve on a mobile phone camera.

Liz Grant

Business Strategy - Marketing - Innovation - Customer Insights
Small Business Smart Business

Kate Houlgate - Client Testimonial - Visitor Insights - City of Melbourne

Using social media for my job I wanted to improve the quality of my photos I post. Mike was a fantastic teacher and I learnt a lot over the two hours. It’s hard to believe what you can do with your Smartphone! I’ve been able to immediately put many of the tips into practice and would highly recommend his courses. Thanks Mike.

Kate Houlgate

Visitor Insights - City of Melbourne

Client Testimonial - Elise Getson - Business Events Geelong

I joined the workshop to learn how to take WOW images, for work reasons and for my own personal images too. The session was great and useful for people with all levels of technology knowledge. I learned some handy information that I will now use on a day to day basis. Mike was friendly and very knowledgeable. Thanks

Elise Getson

Marketing and Communications Officer
Business Events Geelong

Client Testimonial - Jurgen Martz - Franchise Owner Guttervac

Mike's workshop really opened up my eyes on what is achievable with these devices. The workshop format was very flexible and allowed me to ask lots of questions based on the types of photos I take both for work and personally. Mike's knowledge of both camera and editing apps was amazing.

Jurgen Martz

Franchise Owner

Jurgen Strauss - Client Testimonial - Innovabiz

Mike's workshop is clearly presented, well organised and a lot of fun. Mike is very knowledgeable and presents the information in a jargon-free, non-judgmental manner with a lot of positive re-enforcement and tips to improve your photographs. I highly recommend the course to all who want to get more from their smartphone camera.

Jürgen Strauss

Online Marketing Strategist

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

The workshop has 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

Social Media Consultant
A Guide to Consulting Services

Client Testimonial - Lakshmi Cashmor - Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine

Tourism Greater Geelong and Bellarine members learnt how to create better mobile photos which create higher quality marketing content to promote themselves and the region.

Lakshmi Cashmore

Industry Development Officer
Tourism Greater Geelong and Bellarine

Client Testimonial - Ebony Flett - Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism

We arranged smartphone photography training with Mike for tourism businesses, which truly delivered on our goal of giving people simple tips and tools to help them capture more engaging professional photos using their phone.

Ebony Flett

Business Events Officer
Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism

About the facilitator - Mike James

The training is delivered by Mike James, one of Australia’s most dynamic and sought after speakers and trainers in the field of mobile photography.

He has delivered hundreds of workshops, empowering people to be become visually literate and combine smartphone specific techniques and apps to create stunning images on their phone.

Mike has combined 20 years of experience in photography and mentoring to be able to deliver extraordinary value, in an engaged and intelligent way. 

Mikes' 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.

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