Your Smartphone Photography photo sharing forum and community

Finally, you have found somewhere to share your photos and connect and interact with other passionate smartphone photographers!

Stop me if any of this sounds amazing...
  • No hashtags, like counts or algorithms - it's a good old fashion engaging forum!
  • Post photos, make comments, share links and build real relationships with other iPhone and Android photographers
  • Positive, polite and supportive private community - no more toxic groups full of keyboard warriors - guidelines
  • Join and share on any device - add a shortcut to your smartphone home screen 
  • Monthly photo themes and regular shared tips and techniques
  • Control your notifications and be updated on the discussion topics that you want
  • Member-only section for active club members to share wins, ask course questions, share projects, live Q&A sessions and photo feedback
Introducing the Smartphone Photography Club
It's an online camera club for mobile photographers!
You have two options:
Free subscriber account
In addition to sharing your photos in the forum, you also have access to the 15-step roadmap to your best photo, tutorials, podcasts and YouTube videos in an easy-to-navigate account.
Paid member account
This option is packed with in-depth, practical training and resources on photographic intention, storytelling, composition, capture and editing techniques using apps on all devices.
PLUS you get the instructor and community support you need to ensure you achieve your full potential to create and share photos you love.
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Get Access to the Smartphone Photography Club
Free Subscriber access to the Forum and content
Monthly photo themes
Share photos and tips anytime
Share YouTube videos or tutorials
Off-topic 'water cooler' chat
15-step roadmap to your best photo
Free - subscriber access here
Smartphone Photography Club membership
All the features that a subscriber accesses
Member-only section in the forum
Full $299 Transformation Program
Stronger Composition 4-Step System eBook
30 Days of Lightroom Mobile course
14-Day Photo Creativity Challenge
Feedback provided on your own photos
Direct access to Mike 
$9 per month
  Pricing in USD
The Smartphone Photography Club Will Help You To:
Create Photos You Love
Have you realised your photos are looking the same? Discover the techniques to create new or enhance existing photos to love.
Save Time And Money
You don't need a new device or camera. The included photography training will have you producing better photos than a new phone.
Get More Photo Likes
Admit it. We all enjoy that little dopamine hormone hit when someone likes our photo. It is validation and recognition.
Take Out The Guesswork
Learning is a struggle when we don't know what we don't know! Searching YouTube does not fill in your knowledge/skill gaps.
Connect With Others
The new Forum feature and monthly Zoom community calls are a great way to connect with like-minded photographers.
Improve Your Photography
The Smartphone Photography Transformation Program is your fast track to advancing your photography technically and creatively.
Smartphone Photography Club Member Benefits
  • Advance your photography with full access to existing and future courses and content
  • Learn new styles and techniques and share your photos in our monthly theme/assignment
  • Be motivated and inspired to push yourself creatively and shoot more photos
  • Over 15 hours of bite-sized video lessons and written content for your learning style
  • Monthly critiques from photos shared in the forum community challenges
  • $500+ courses at a fraction of the investment with your monthly or yearly membership
live online photography course
Get Full Access To The Smartphone Transformation Program
The key to your success is the right content in the correct order... without the overwhelm.
If you think you are not a technical or creative person or struggle to get those photo editing results, this is what you have been looking for!
15+ hours of video and over 58,000 words - factoring adult learning principles and styles.
smartphone photography transformation program
intention and storytelling - smartphone photography club camera course
Become a more intentional photographer
  • What Is photographic intention?
  • Storytelling in your photos
  • Find your photographic style
  • Pre-photo checklist

Photo intention is both the motivation and reason for taking the photo and the desired result. Becoming more intentional is one of the first transformational steps towards producing incredible photos.

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Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System
  • Prepare the subject/scene
  • Prepare the smartphone camera
  • Photo capture techniques
  • Editing - photo sharpening

Using my proprietary 'Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System' you will realise you do not need to upgrade your smartphone. Take complete manual control to capture photos you did not believe possible.

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Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System
  • Position the camera - 32 tips
  • Position of the subject - 20 tips
  • Position the supporting elements - 34 tips
  • Composition editing tools - 20 tips
Using my proprietary 'Photo Composition Stacking; 4-Step System' you'll refine and create much more powerful and engaging photos. You will be stimulated to develop a heightened sensitivity to your surroundings.
mobile photo editing system - smartphone photography club camera course
Mobile Photo Editing: 4-Step System
  • Composition - tools and techniques
  • Tones - tools and techniques
  • Color - tools and techniques
  • Local adjustments - tools and techniques

Enhance the viewer experience through strategic photo editing to manipulate their attention and reaction. Using Snapseed and Lightroom mobile apps, you will learn the basics through to advanced techniques.

bonus 14 day photo creativity challenge - smartphone photography club camera course
Bonus: 14-Day Photo Creativity Challenge
This challenge is your key to start building that creativity muscle to become more confident and take interesting photos anywhere, anytime!
30 days of lightroom mobile - smartphone photography club membership bonus
Bonus: 30 Days Of Lightroom Mobile
Available in the App store and Google Play. Learn what, when and how to use all the best photo editing and manual photo capture tools
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Bonus: Stronger Photo Composition eBook
For a limited time: Select the yearly membership option to receive a paperback version of the book. Everyone gets the eBook version.
In a nutshell... learn to see a photo opportunity, effortlessly create a strong composition, consistently capture a sharp photo, and then edit it into the best possible version you will love.
example photos from the smartphone photography transformation live 6 week program
What Makes This Membership Different?
Meticulous Program Design
The courses and content are specifically designed for you... the iPhone and Android mobile photographer
Qualified Instructor
A Diploma in Training Design and Assessment is more valuable than photography at exotic locations!
Monthly Zoom Catch Ups
In addition to studying at your own pace, these Zoom calls are a Q&A, social and photo review opportunity
Photo Critiques
Submit your photo to receive personalised feedback, tips and guidance based on your actual photos.
Regular Tutorials / Podcasts
As a member, I look to you for tutorial and content ideas that ease your frustrations or want to learn more about 
Low-Cost Membership
Instead of buying courses with costly instalments, you can cancel your low-cost membership anytime
"Mike is honest and open in assessing people's photographs. He gives good advice in a very kind way and I 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 a 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
Who Is Mike James
After 20+ years of working in a technical field of photography, in 2015, I became a mobile purist, running mobile photography workshops. 
Fast forward to now, I have a published book 'Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step system - over 100 techniques and tips', am host of the Smartphone Photography Club podcast, blogger, YouTuber creator and presenter to corporate clients including Visa, Microsoft and Intel. 
Now, my priority is building this membership and serving you in your journey.
Mike James - Smartphone Photography Club
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Do I need experience for the Smartphone Photography Transformation Program?
The courses within the Smartphone Transformation Program assume no prior knowledge. It has been designed to cater to and support everyone from absolute beginners with zero experience, to keen amateurs and even professionals looking to advance their photo compositions. If you enjoy taking photos on your smartphone and want to explore the hobby of photography, then you're in the right place!
The topics include photographic intention, storytelling, composition, how to capture tack-sharp photos and of course mobile editing. Furthermore, as your photography craft develops, you will receive as much enjoyment in supporting other mobile photographers.
What if I already purchased the Smartphone Photography Transformation Program?
You are already one of my VIPs! Your account has already been updated with all the inclusions, including the new book 'Stronger Photo Compositions 4-Step System - 100 techniques and tips.' You do not need to subscribe to a membership. You are already a permanent, ongoing member.
How are the program and video lessons delivered?
You will receive a username and password via e-mail where you can access the membership area of the website. This gives you the ability to log in with any device and watch the courses and join the forum anywhere at any time and at your own pace.

Video lessons are available to watch online as many times as you like, anywhere you like... whilst you have an active membership. The training is delivered in a sequence to build on previous lessons. However, depending on your previous experience, it's 100% up to you in what order you watch the course.

What if have an older smartphone, iPad, tablet or dedicated camera?
That's ok. You do not need to wait until that flash new phone to take full advantage of the training within the membership. It is not about the camera. The Smartphone Photography Club is not even about producing incredible, beautiful images. It is about learning, experimenting with techniques and developing your creativity - not the perfect photo result.
I’m not 100% sure what the Club is or if it's right for me, do you offer a trial?
If there's anything at all that you're not certain about, or anything I haven't made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact me at [email protected] and I will help you out.
When you join the Smartphone Photography Club you are fully protected by the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't feel like you've received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let me know and I'll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.
How long will the courses take? Is all the content available straight away?
You get access to everything already inside the membership area straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the training straight away and have continued access to the growing library.
Each course within the program has a quick win section... providing the most transformational techniques and tips in a single video.  
The ideal timing is to complete a course each week (4 weeks).
The program is entirely self-paced, and you have access for the entire time you have an active membership. You can take as little or as long as you want to complete it.
How do I cancel my membership or upgrade from monthly to an annual membership?
Obviously, I would love for you to stick around forever. I will not take it personally!! You can cancel the subscription by following these instructions - here.

To upgrade to an annual subscription, cancel your monthly subscription following the above process. To retain your course progress and keep the same profile, simply provide the same email address when you purchase the annual subscription.

Is there a Live component? Do I get direct access to Mike?
Each month we have a Live Zoom catch-up. This is an opportunity to have a Q&A session, meet like-minded amateur mobile photographers and even receive feedback on your own photos.
You can submit your questions or photos before the Zoom meeting if you are unable to attend.
How can I benefit from the community if the courses are all online?
By joining our member forum, you are tapping into a very valuable resource. By participating you'll receive feedback and encouragement from the group and you'll have the chance to ask questions and get new ideas from our knowledgeable members.
How do I get feedback on my photos?
Feedback is provided to members in two ways. Upon uploading your photos to our private member forum, you will immediately start getting valuable feedback from your community peers.
Towards the end of the month, as part of our monthly Zoom meeting, I will review all submissions and post a round-up of thoughtful feedback which could include comments on your own photos. The fastest way to develop your photography skills is by getting direct feedback, usable tips and personal guidance that is based on actual images that you have taken. The video is recorded and uploaded to the member's area.

Your photo may even be reviewed more in-depth as content for the YouTube channel (with your consent of course!). I will do this Live with you one-on-one as we discuss, dissect and critique your photo, focussing not only on the positives but also giving practical, constructive feedback and simple specific ideas on where you can make an instant improvement. In many cases, we even edit your photos to show you precisely how and where to make those improvements.

30-Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee
When you join the Smartphone Photography Club you are fully protected by the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't feel like you've received value and you decide you want a refund within the next 30 days, just let me know and I'll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through. You can cancel the subscription at any time, following these instructions.
Yearly Membership Bonus
** Available for a limited time **
If you select the yearly membership, I will send you a physical paperback copy of my book 'Stronger Photo Composition Four Step System - 100 techniques & tips' The RRP is $29 plus postage. You can get it free!

Inside the book, I share my framework to quickly and easily compound the strength of your photo composition by combining multiple composition techniques. 
See some of the amazing reviews - here
Over the top comprehensive
"The book is jam-packed with everything you will ever need to know about photo composition. There are photos to show you what works best and the written content tells you why it works. It will become my "go-to" reference book for composition"
- James Della Volpe

Brilliant book
"Just like Mike's online courses, this book is very well written, to the point and with minimal technical jargon.
Applying these techniques will enhance your photos. You feel encouraged to try different angles and take meaningful, more thoughtful pics."
- PM Benbassat

Recap:  $529 Value For $9 Monthly Or $99 Yearly
Inclusions - (real prices!)
For the low monthly subscription, you get immediate access to the following:
  • Become A More Intentional Photographer - $99
  • Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System - $99 - learn more
  • Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System - $99 - learn more
  • Mobile Photo Editing: 4-Step System - $99 - learn more
  • 14-Day Photo Creativity Challenge - $19 - learn more
  • 30 Days Of Lightroom Mobile - $99 - learn more
  • Stronger Photo Composition eBook - $15 - learn more
  • Monthly Zoom meetings - Q&A - only available in the membership
  • Monthly Photo Critiques - only available in the membership
  • Access to Mike James and members in the community forum - priceless
Pricing in USD
Will You Join As A Subscriber Or Member?
Subscriber - FREE
Forum access
Member - $9 monthly
Forum and courses
Member - $99 yearly
Bonus - Paperback book
Yes... it is a subscription! However, you could binge-watch all the courses in 3 months for $27 (3x$9), cancel the subscription and save yourself over $500!! Or, you can stick around for a few more months and be a part of the community which is still cheaper than most in-person camera clubs!
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