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ATTENTION
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Before You Continue to the Members Area, 
let's completely transform and enhance your photos

Before You Continue to the Members Area,
let's completely transform and enhance your photos

Photo editing is the biggest step to creating those photos you love!

Over 90% OFF the total value - limited time
1. 6-Steps to gorgeous photos workbook
2. Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days
3. Order complete >> Members Area
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Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days:
Snapseed Photo Editing Course
Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days:
Snapseed Photo Editing Course
The BIG secret!

I'm here to tell you the TRUTH you need to know about creating beautiful photos on a smartphone. 

The secret no one tells you is almost every incredible photo that you discover and love has been edited. Even the quickest effort of strategic photo editing can dramatically improve your photos.

One of the biggest problems you are facing is being underwhelmed by your photos. They do not have that WOW factor that you see in so many other photographers photos.

That's not the worst part. You 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 edit and enhance their photos through post-processing. Now, I edit all my photos on my smartphone!

As a mobile purist and equally passionate for instructional design – I have developed a 21-day course to help you get the most out of the intuitive and powerful Sanpseed photo editing app. What makes this course different from others is choosing when and which tools to use before learning how to use them.

You have the ability to create beautiful images inside you
Have you ever said the photo doesn't do it justice?
Your smartphone camera does a great job of doing the heavy lifting technical stuff to get the subject focused (most of the time) and correctly exposing darks and lights in the scene. However, your phone does not know what the intention of your photos is. You may actually prefer dark, moody photos or those greens around a waterfall to be more vibrant and punchy.

Photo editing allows you to creatively bring back the original intention and emotion lost at capture.

I can help you unlock it in days - not months

It doesn't have to take months or years of study, watching desktop program tutorials, downloading countless apps, searching for that perfect filter that does everything.
Outcomes

In just 21 days, you will be able to:

  • Be creative transforming your favourite photos into stunning photos you will be proud to print and share
  • Discover your creativity guided by visual language principles to create aesthetically pleasing photos
  • Increase your confidence as a mobile photographer as you become even more passionate about photography
  • Effectively utilise photo editing apps, knowing why, when and how to use each tool for best results
  • Identify different editing workflows specific to the content, context and intention of your photo
  • Implement storytelling in your edit, attracting, holding and directing the attention of the photo viewer
  • Benefit from the recommended selection of apps that cover every required editing tool on Android and iPhone
You will avoid
  • Overwhelming subscription desktop editing programs
  • The steep learning curve of experimenting on your own learning what different tools do
  • Over-editing photos to the point that they look edited
  • Downloading countless gimmicky apps that actually destroy the photo quality
  • Wasting time. You should be taking photos and enjoying time with loved ones.
Examples of tack-sharp detailed photos captured on a smartphone mobile cell
Editing without the jargon and technical stuff!

Who has the time or patience to endure the steep learning curve of a complicated desktop program? Especially when most, if not all of your photos are captured on your smartphone!

We live in a wonderful time now, whereas photographers are no longer restricted or defined by the camera we use.

You do not need to wait until you buy the latest smartphone. So many believe they can buy their way to amazing photos.

You can achieve this in one weekend!

The story behind this new 21-day course
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 courses and systems. This gives you the biggest results in the shortest time possible. I am proud to share with you the new way of learning the basics through advanced photo editing using Snapseed and a few more selected apps.
What is the Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days course?
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This course assumes no prior knowledge and leads you from the beginner to more advanced editing techniques. 

Videos are clear, succinct and bite-sized to make them quick and easy to consume a little each day. If you are a Netflix binge-watcher, you can complete this course over the weekend. A course that has 40-hours of video does not best serve you.

Your 21 lessons are grouped into four modules.

Days 1-5: Visual language
  • Day 1 - Storytelling & tips to avoid boring photos
  • Day 2 - 6 steps to create a WOW photo
  • Day 3 - Snapseed Settings & other apps covered
  • Day 4 - Perspective Tool to straighten
  • Day 5 - Cropping - the most critical step

Before you start learning editing tools and what they do, it is critical to know what and when to use them. If you don't believe you are creative, you are going to love this because there is a system. I will show you how people 'read' your photo.

You will learn how attention is drawn to specific elements in a photo, retained and controlled to look at different elements in the order that you want.  

Our job as storytelling photographers is to take the cognitive load off the viewer to easily interpret the photo

36-min read and 36-min video

Days 6-10: Basic photo editing
  • Day 6 - Tune Image - colour, lighting, contrast, etc
  • Day 7 - Healing - remove distracting elements
  • Day 8 - Details Tool - sharpen the image
  • Day 9 - Tonal Contrast to add depth & sharpness
  • Day 10 - Lens Blur to add background blur

Photo editing can be overwhelming and complicated. Assuming no prior knowledge, I've got you as we start to explore some of the simple, yet powerful first steps of editing. The tools we explore here will truly transform your photo before we even get into the more exciting tools!

You will learn how to adjust different tones to fix, enhance and creatively add drama to a photo. This module is really where you can re-create that emotion that was lost at the capture. I will show you how to remove unwanted objects from the photo too!

30-min read and 66-min video


Days 11-15: Intermediate editing
  • Day 11 - My quick 6-step photo editing process
  • Day 12 - Selective & Brush Tool - local adjustments
  • Day 13 - Snapseed app tips & hacks
  • Day 14 - White Balance to correct colour cast issues
  • Day 15 - When & how to create black & white photos

This is where you discover area-specific (local) editing and start to really create a photo, rather than taking photos. You will be able to creatively and confidently adjust colours, tones in the photo to start directing the attention of the viewer.

When you get to this level of editing, it truly is exciting to start producing professional-looking photos that no one will believe you created on your existing mobile device.

27-min read and 49-min video

Days 16-21: Advanced editing
  • Day 16 - Versatile Curves tool explained
  • Day 17 - Powerful Stacks (layers) & Masking
  • Day 18 - Apply & view the steps in a Style/Look
  • Day 19 - Save & share editing steps via QR Code
  • Day 20 - Colour grading/colour toning using Curves
  • Day 21 - Double exposure in Snapseed & other apps

You are now ready to use the more advanced tools that you previously may h daunting and avoided.

Once you start experimenting and understanding how to use the Curves tool, blending photos and (jargon alert) masking, there is no limit to what you can achieve in mobile photo editing.

39-min read and 66-min video

Full access to the entire course
During this course, you will have access to tutorials for other apps that perform certain tools better than Snapseed. You will also have access to further tools tutorials and photo editing examples.

The course is not drip-fed allowing you the immediately watch video lessons that interest you straight away!

You may want to go straight to the Adobe Lightroom advanced sharpening tutorial or Adobe Mix to create fun double exposure photos.
"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

How is this different from other training?

Other training is not transformational
Other courses explain how to use sharpening tools and techniques. You will also learn why and when to use tools to get the best results. Lessons are structured to build on lessons already completed as you progress.

In-person workshops don't work!
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.

Different learning styles
As adults, we all learn differently. The 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.

Community
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.
Now that you have a member account, you can access the Forum and join our ongoing photo themes and discussion.

Within this course, you have access to the 'Social Wall' where you can continue to stay in touch with me and have any questions answered.

This course community is also a great place to introduce yourself, share photos from the lessons and meet other course participants.

How is this different from other training?

Other training is not transformational
Other courses explain how to use sharpening tools and techniques. You will also learn why and when to use tools to get the best results. Lessons are structured to build on lessons already completed as you progress.

In-person workshops don't work!
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.

Different learning styles
As adults, we all learn differently. The 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.

Community
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.
Now that you have a member account, you can access the Forum and join our ongoing photo themes and discussion.

Within this course, you have access to the 'Social Wall' where you can continue to stay in touch with me and have any questions answered.

This course community is also a great place to introduce yourself, share photos from the lessons and meet other course participants.

Inclusions (up to $1,769 value)
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VIDEO COURSE - Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days ($796 delivery value)

4 hours of video lessons

My in-person group workshop fee is $199 per hour per person.

Learn at your own pace and have direct support from me when needed. All you have to do is ask a question on the course 'Social Wall.'
 
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BONUS ONE: 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 TWO: 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 edge-to-edge sharpness, minimal distortion and edge darkening (vignetting).

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BONUS THREE: Printable in-person workshop workbook ($600 value)

This original in-person workshop workbook has been extended to cover all the content covered in the current workplace virtual event workshops.

Available in your membership area, this workbook is continually updated to cover all potential content.

This PDF includes video tutorials ranging from storytelling and capture techniques to photo editing. 
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
  • 4-hour in-person workshop value to deliver equivalent content ($796 value)
  • Online presentation to camera club - using Adobe Lightroom mobile app as a camera ($99 value)
  • 15% discount off the Struman Optics lens range - in addition to free worldwide postage (up to $174 value)
  • In-person workshop workbook - 6 Step Process to Gorgeous Smartphone Photos ($600 value)
$1,769 value
Get instant access to
'Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days'

Over 90% OFF the total value

$1,769 value

Limited time ONLY - $129
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.

OR

You can invest a weekend to unlock the photographer within, reach the full potential of your existing smartphone and immediately start editing and creating beautiful photos that you can be proud to share, post online and print.

In just one hour...

You do not need to complete the whole course to go back and dramatically improve your existing favourite photos. Start filling your smartphone with stunning photos that you love.

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 $2,299, 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 guarantee
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!  The total length of all the videos is just over 4 hours... not 40 you will be relieved to hear! If you are a Netflix binge-watcher, then you could easily get it done in a weekend! You also get access to me when you comment on the Social Wall long after you finish the course.

Get instant access to
'Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days'

Over 90% OFF the total value

$1,769 value

Limited time ONLY - $129
Get instant access to
'Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days'

Over 90% OFF the total value

$1.769 value

Limited time ONLY - $129
There is one favour I ask in return for this affordable price

As you can see, this is one of the lowest price offerings I have. There is a catch though - it is called reciprocity.

Reciprocity is the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one to another. Your genuine video testimonial would considerably help others considering enrolling. If you do not feel uncomfortable on video. That's ok. I get it. Inside the membership area, I have a link to upload either a video or written testimonial.

This price deal is for the next 100 students to get those valuable testimonials.

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