Advanced smartphone photography workshop – techniques and apps to capture and edit images
If you already use an SLR in your business and want to achieve similar photos, taking advantage of the convenience of the phone camera – this is the workshop for you.
Most SLR used in the workplace are set on auto mode. The standard phone camera is the same. You can achieve so much more out of either your Android or iPhone than just the tap of a screen. This advanced smartphone photography workshop provides you the techniques and our recommended apps to start creating photos that can be better than an SLR on auto mode.
There are a number of apps that can not only access the familiar shutter speed, ISO and white balance – you can also achieve macro and long exposure images, etc.
As you noticed, this workshop contains more technical jargon that most of my workshops. If you are new to these technical terms, they can be explained jargon-free to ensure that the techniques and tips are practical and can be applied straight away.
Once you have captured the photo – it is time to edit and enhance the image using our recommended mobile photo editing apps. It is simply extraordinary what you can now achieve on a phone. For most scenarios, there simply is no need to connect and use a desktop-based editing software program.
Mike James has delivered this advanced smartphone photography workshop at numerous camera clubs and absolutely stunned the amateur and professional photographers with the manual and creative capabilities of the phone. Apps available truly extend the capability of the standard phone camera.
Businesses that already capture photography on the SLR and would like to replicate those manual controls and amazing results – on their phone. New to the technical jargon? That’s ok. Mike can explain even the most complex theory in a practical way that can be understood and applied straight away.
Topics can be combined and tailored to suit your needs:
Advanced smartphone photography – photo shooting workshop topics:
Smartphone camera specific techniques
Camera replacement apps
Theory of shutter and ISO
Metering and exposure
Lighting – natural and introduced
Low light photography
Long exposure photography
High Dynamic Range
Advanced smartphone photography – image editing workshop topics:
Global and local retouching
Dodge and burn
Content aware fill and cloning
Sharpen and blurring
Basic and advanced masking
Resolution and printing
Transform and liquify tools
Adding copyright and watermarks
Two-hour one-on-one sessions start at $200
Group pricing starts at $100 per person
What clients have to say
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.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
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.
Business Strategy - Marketing - Innovation - Customer Insights
Small Business Smart Business
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.
Visitor Insights - City of Melbourne
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
Marketing and Communications Officer
Business Events Geelong
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.
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.
Online Marketing Strategist
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.
Social Media Consultant
A Guide to Consulting Services
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.
Industry Development Officer
Tourism Greater Geelong and Bellarine
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.
Business Events Officer
Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism
About the facilitator - Mike James
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.