Turn your business images into WOW images - techniques, tips and apps

One of the most common questions we receive from business owners – How do I make my business images look better?

Your smartphone camera did not arrive with a manual!

We explain and uncover some amazing hidden features. The technology you already have available is amazing - you no longer need to know all the technical jargon to capture a great professional looking business images.


However, the phone does not tell you what to photograph, how to set up the photo or how to edit the photo. This basic workshop is completely jargon-free and will truly transform the images you capture on your mobile phone.


You may have purchased a SLR for taking images in your business. However, it sits in the cupboard while your staff take photos on their phones. Take advantage of this convenience and really elevate them to professional quality business images with quick techniques, tips and apps.


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 professional business images you did not think were possible on a phone!

Professional business photo including product photography capture on the mobile phone camera
The steps from discovering the photo opportunity to the end result
Smartphone food photography course for cafe and restaurant staff

Suitable for:

Business owners who value the impact of images in showcasing your product/service and making connections with your clients. Images and video are often the first impression representing your business. 

Guaranteed immediate results to improve the photos you and your staff capture, edit and share?

Jargon-free, practical tips as we cover:

  • Quick camera phone specific techniques and tips
  • The importance of imagery for your business
  • Identify how to create visual impact in your photos
  • How to set up a photo
  • Use the best iPhone and Android photo capture and editing apps
  • Easily apply strategic photo enhancement on your phone
Business snapshot into a WOW image

If you have already attended this workshop - you may be ready to start taking your phone photography to the next level. I recommend you check out the workshop - Advanced smartphone photography – photo shooting and image editing

Do your clients supply you quality images to provide your service?

Educate your clients on how to easily improve the photos they provide you

  • Media, marketing and public relations 
  • Social media managers
  • Website developer


Are you an experience provider benefiting from user-generated content - your customers taking and sharing images of your product/service? 

  • Tourism operators – offer a smartphone food photography workshop at your hotel or an Instagram Meetup at your vineyard, having Mike James as a guest speaker.
  • Travel agencies – offer as a surprise or promoted value-add to holiday packages


Hosting our workshop is also a great way to connect with your existing customers, offering them a unique experience to stand out from other businesses.


Two hour one-on-one sessions start at $200

Group pricing starts at $700 

Smartphone photography presentation to a small business group - Mike James - Better Mobile Photos
Keynote speaker Mike James - Smaertphone Photography Training

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.

Graeme Anderson

Agriculture Extension
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.

Liz Grant

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.

Kate Houlgate

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

Elise Getson

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.

Jurgen Martz

Franchise Owner

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

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

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

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 'Smartphone Photo Guy'

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.

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