Real estate photography on a smartphone

Your Android and iPhone images do not need to look like phone photos!

First impressions are critical. If the property photo does not instantly convey value and desirability – we move on. Poor real estate photography can prevent prospective clients seeking further information in your listing. Prospective tenants are just as discerning as buyers sourcing a home for themselves and their family.


You will learn the limitations of the phone camera and how to easily overcome them. This jargon-free half day real estate photography workshop covers; practical techniques, tips and apps to consistently produce amazing images.

Suitable for:

Real estate agencies, property managers, property valuers, Airbnb hosts and managers, bed and breakfast hosts, property developers, etc

Course outline:

This tailored, jargon-free real estate photography workshop covers practical techniques, tips and apps to easily produce amazing images on your mobile phone or tablet. There is so much more to creating an image with visual impact than simply the tap of the screen. You will learn the limitations of the phone camera and how to easily overcome them.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop a checklist before capturing photos
  • Know which camera replacement and photo editing apps to use
  • Capture photographs in different lighting scenarios
  • Learn practical, quick and easy photo editing techniques using phone apps
  • Identify smartphone accessories that can expand your capability
  • Practice applying the skills and knowledge gained during the session


In-person one-on-one sessions start at $300.

Group pricing starts at $800.

Travel costs are additional outside Melbourne and Geelong region.

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Various Real Estate Institutes require you to earn Continuous Professional Development points. To accompany your pre-approval application for external points,  the course outline, learning outcomes, session plan and course material can be provided.

Not convinced that professional real estate photography can be achieved on a smartphone?

Check out my recent article - where I show you how to capture professional bathroom photos on your smartphone - the most problematic room.

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

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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.

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