Attention: Smartphone Photographer!

Consistently and easily achieve tack-sharp photos every time with confidence... 
without upgrading your smartphone!

Consistently and easily achieve tack-sharp photos every time with confidence... 
without upgrading your smartphone!

Over 90% OFF the total value ending soon
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Blurry to Tack-Sharp Smartphone Photos:
4-Step System
Blurry to Tack-Sharp Smartphone Photos:
4-Step System

I'm here to tell you the TRUTH you need to know about capturing tack-sharp details on a smartphone. One of the biggest problems you are facing is being underwhelmed by the sharpness and clarity of your photos. They look soft and lacking in detail.

That's not the worst part. You accept that result and blame it on your camera and desire an expensive upgrade. It's not your fault! Smartphone manufacturers spend millions to convince you to upgrade. 

I'm Mike James and I have helped photographers for over 20-years squeeze as much detail possible out of their 'big' cameras.

Now a mobile purist and equally passionate for instructional design – I have developed a 4-step system to achieve tack-sharp photos on any device.

Are you disappointed with blurry, low-resolution looking photos?
Even your best photo will be ruined by not being sharp!

You understand the basics of photo intention, storytelling and composition and love taking photos. It brings you so much joy. However, you find yourself checking and deleting blurry, bad photos clogging up your phone.

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.
It is not your fault! Your smartphone camera does a great job of recording the scene in front of you. To achieve this even the most expensive smartphones automatically select settings that do not prioritise sharp focus.

Without the right techniques and tips, you are missing out on the potential of your photos and you as a mobile photographer.
Imagine this
Examples of tack-sharp detailed photos captured on a smartphone mobile cell

Imagine being able to confidently create tack-sharp photos every time in any conditions? Recover discarded photos and make them your new favourites.

Once you learn how to set up, capture and edit tack-sharp photos on your smartphone, your photos will look amazing online and printed, hung on your wall. Using techniques and my recommended apps, you can take control of any device and make details absolutely jump off the screen!

Here is the solution
Prepare the scene – prepare your camera – shooting techniques – mobile editing to bring out the details
This 4-step system delivered as a 1-hour webclass and full course is your key to quickly and comprehensively apply the best tips and techniques (without the jargon), so you can confidently create tack-sharp 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 new 4-step system
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 limited, basic tips.

After gaining my instructional design qualification I have become obsessed with creating simplified transformation step-by-step systems. This gives you the biggest results in the shortest time possible. I am proud to share with you the new way of achieving the desired photo sharpness through a 4-step systematic approach.
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What is the Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System?

This simple and powerful 4-step system webclass and course 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.

STEP 1: Prepare the scene/subject
  • Moving and static subjects - avoid motion blur
  • Ambient and artificial lighting - improve photo quality
  • Environmental conditions - identify what to avoid
  • Background - control to make details stand out more
  • Lighting - highlight details and improve photo quality

Sometimes you cannot control the scene. This step assesses external environmental factors that you may be able to quickly adjust to dramatically improve the ability of your camera to autofocus better.

STEP 2: Prepare your camera
  • How to clean the lens - to avoid finger smear!
  • Resolution and capture modes - camera performance
  • Lenses - extend capability without losing sharpness
  • Manual camera - maximise camera performance
  • ISO and shutter speed - minimise noise and blur

Cleaning the lens sounds obvious. It is often the cause of a blurry photo! Check out this lesson for FREE below. This module is a bit technical as we squeeze more performance out of your camera.

STEP 3: Shooting techniques
  • Camera stability - tripod and tips to avoid motion blur
  • Manual focus - precisely see the areas in focus
  • Focus peaking - extra tip no-one knows about
  • Shooting modes - your choice affects the details

Now that you have set up the scene and camera, this is the fun step - taking the photo! In the previous steps, you are controlling subject movement, camera settings and now camera movement.

STEP 4: Basic to advanced editing
  • Selective sharpening - add exactly where you want
  • Advanced sharpening - achieve professional results
  • Photo noise - discover how to avoid and minimise
  • Focus stacking - push beyond the phone limits

The real photo transformation is editing existing and future photos. Most steps that you may have missed or unable to control in the previous steps can be repaired, introduced or enhanced in editing.

"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"

Jenny Nolt

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

Cheryle Matthews

"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."

Terry Turkington

"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"

Terry Betts

Sample video lesson (7:30sec) - #1 Tip to Avoid a Blurry Photo
How is this different from other training?

This system delivers you faster results in less time! You can watch, pause, rewind and replay the 1-hour webclass and individual bite-sized video lessons anytime, online or offline across all devices. Other trainers explain how to use sharpening tools and techniques. You will also learn why and when to use tools to get the best results.

Prior to delivering to hundreds of students through in-person group workshops, I believed hands-on training was the best way to learn. This proved time and time again to be the least productive way to provide a long-lasting transformation. We have fun, learn from everyone, go home and forget everything a week later.

As adults, we all learn differently. The webclass, video, printable PDF, bonus video presentations, continued contact and project-based learning through the community will complement your learning styles – auditory, verbal, social, solitary, auditory and physical.

Unlike other online training, you will not feel abandoned and left to your own. I believe it is important to continue your learning through project-based exercises within a social learning environment. Our Facebook group provides ongoing photo themes to participate in to support you, keep you inspired, challenged and motivated. It is also the best way to stay in touch with myself and have any questions answered.

Inclusions (up to $1,182 USD value)
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VIDEO COURSE - Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System ($597 delivery value)

3 hours of video lessons

My in-person group workshop fee is $199 per hour per person. I used to think in-person workshops were the best way to learn. You could be hands-on and ask questions at any time. That is the downside, everyone asks questions taking time away from your development.

You can learn at your own pace and have direct support from me when needed in the course comments or inside our wonderful community.
BONUS: Printable PDF course workbook ($37 value)

All the techniques and tips in one PDF.

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!

Inside the Smartphone Photography TRaining Membership Area, you will have access to the PDF. Once you click the URL, you will also be able to download a printable version. 
BONUS: 1-hour presentation of this system ($199 delivery value)

Your key to taking in the content quickly

This saves you time by identifying the sections you may want to take a deep dive into specific video lessons

This Live recording was an option for early students to have questions answered directly. You will find this recording inside the bonus section of the course.
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BONUS: Private course community (priceless!)

Do not feel abandoned after the course. Join the community where you feel you belong. You get continued access to me, Mike the course designer and presenter. 

What other online course offers that?

This is where you can introduce yourself to other course participants, ask questions and share your progress.
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BONUS: Adobe Lightroom workshop ($199 delivery value)

A great overview of the Adobe Lightroom app in 1 hour

This recording delivered online to a camera club is your key to discover the great features inside the Lightroom mobile app, so you can play around inside with confidence... and start to take your photos to the next level.

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BONUS: Struman Optics lens attachment 15% off (up to $174 discount value)

These quality lenses add extra capability and creativity to your photography

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

​​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).

After you enrol you'll get instant access inside the Smartphone Photography Training Members Area
  • Click/tap the enrol page to order through the safe and secure order page
  • You will be redirected to a thank you page providing all the details you need to get started
  • Check your email for the access link, your username and temporary password
  • You will now have access to your enrolment, all your bonuses and extra free cool stuff
Here's a recap of everything you receive
  • 3-hour in-person workshop value to deliver equivalent content ($597 value)
  • Printable PDF course workbook ($37 value)
  • 1-hour presentation of this system ($199 delivery value)
  • 1-hour Adobe Lightroom workshop ($199 delivery value)
  • 15% discount off the entire Struman Optics lens range (up to $174 value)
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'Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System'

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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 can invest an hour to watch the webclass, unlock the photographer within, reach the full potential of your existing smartphone and immediately start creating tack-sharp photos that you can be proud to share, post online and print.

In just one hour...

You will start consistently filling your smartphone with tack-sharp photos that you love – confidently created using your newly adopted system.

The longer you wait, the more beautiful photos of precious moments and experiences you will miss or quickly discard as not good enough.

And you get...

In addition to the above value of $1,943, you get continued access to me long after you finish through our community and ongoing photo themes. You will become part of something special, a community of learning, fulfilled photo enthusiasts where you feel supported, motivated, inspired and belong.

I am not adding fake inflated prices or countdown timers to introduce scarcity and rush your decision. You know that you can enrol now and have a look inside. For whatever reason, you are not completely satisfied, receive a full refund for any reason at all.

Your guarentee
30 day 100% money-back guarantee.

+ If you are not happy for any reason
+ If you simply don’t feel this is for you
+ Or even if you don’t like my accent or my enthusiasm :)

You’ll get 100% of your money back NO QUESTIONS ASKED EVER

That makes this an absolutely no risk enrolment.
Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to a basic understanding of photography first?
This challenge is designed to hold your hand and take you from basic concepts and exercises and build in complexity slightly. This is about encouraging you to try new things and get you motivated. This challenge assumes no prior knowledge.
What if have an older phone, iPad or Tablet?
That's ok. The only editing involved in this challenge is a basic crop and adding a vignette to an image. The recommended editing apps will work on any device. You do not need to wait until that flash new phone to take full advantage of this course. It is not about the camera. This challenge is not even about producing incredible, beautiful images. It is about experimenting with techniques and developing your creativity - not the photo result.
Which apps do you use?
The main apps you will briefly use are Snapseed and PicsArt (free accounts).
How long will the course take?

If time is an issue for you. You are not alone! I have included a replay of a Live 1-hour webclass that covered all the content in the course. You can then refer to the course on for more information on each topic discussed.

The course contains text and video lessons. If you are a Netflix binge-watcher, then you could easily get it done in a weekend! You also get access to our Facebook community for continued project and community-based learning long after you finish this course.

Why not provide this challenge for free?
Why am I not just giving this to you for free? Because we don't value what we get for free. How many free eBooks, guides and courses have you not even opened. I know I have quite a few! You need a bit of 'skin in the game'. When you purchase something, we value it more. Because I know you can get the results and fulfilment you desire, the best way forward is to invest in yourself.
How long is this deal for?
There are no fake timers telling you to buy this now. This whole system is one step within my upcoming 'Complete Smartphone Photography Transformation: 4-Step System'. When that becomes available soon, I it does not make sense to continue selling this one section on it's own. So... this is a limited time only offer at this reduced price. 
Get instant access to the
'Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System'

YES, I want in! I want access to the 1-hour webclass and full course now...

Over 90% OFF the total value
$1,206 value

Limited time ONLY - $99 USD / $129 AUD