Attention: Smartphone Photographer!

Smartphone Photography Transformation:
LIVE 6-Week Program

Smartphone Photography Transformation:
LIVE 6-Week Program

The NEW, fun, FAST and engaging way to become the photographer you desire...
without the technical jargon, upgraded phone or hours of study!

INTAKE CLOSED: Waitlist available

To be notified of the next dates, please click the link >> here <<
#1 thing holding back your progress...

Have you tried to learn photography before?
Did you attend a workshop then forget everything or buy an information-overloaded course that you did not complete? 

Learning on your own leads to a plateau in your growth as a photographer. Searching for free tutorials makes you more knowledgeable about what you already know.

Here is the answer
A structured program introduces the right content you need in the correct order to build your competence.

Live small group training is personalised, flexible and relevant to meet your individual goals and deliver your transformation.

I am excited to be delivering this program LIVE in weekly sessions. It is fun and interactive, so you can ask questions in real-time. It really is the best way to accelerate your photography transformation over weeks... not years.

The format suits your learning style. You can be hands-on, watch, listen, read, learn socially or individually in your own time having full access to the replays.

** Suitable for Android and iPhones
3 secrets to your transformation in 6 weeks...

SECRET #1: Online photography courses are NOT the best way to learn!
It has taken me a long time to work this one out as a trainer and lifelong learner myself

SECRET #2: Become a more creative photographer through step-by-step systems
Unlike compliance training or how-to videos, I have designed frameworks to empower and guide you to your own results giving you some flexibility to add your own flair

SECRET #3: A better camera does not make you a better photographer
You already know this one. That is why you are here! I want to show you how to produce photos that exceed the capabilities of your existing smartphone camera

Be engaged and inspired throughout the program limited, limited to just 10 people.
Learn my systemised approach to photography and undertake project-based activities.
Accelerate your personal and photo transformation. Review the Live recordings anytime.
Next intake date:

To be announced

Is this you?
You love taking photos and your smartphone is full of great photos that bring you joy and fulfilment. You know that creativity is fun and good for the brain and overall health.

Have you started to now get bored with your photos that lack the punch and pop to get noticed and stand out? You are inspired by seeing other's beautiful photos that evoke an emotional reaction and can't work out how to replicate it...

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. An expensive phone does not make you a better photographer... or buying a dedicated 'big' camera!

It is not your fault! Your smartphone camera does a great job of recording the scene in front of you. Your phone is not too old to learn and experience further enjoyment in your photography. Without the right techniques and tips, you are missing out on the potential of your photos and you as a mobile photographer.
Have you tried to learn photography before?
You may have fond memories of learning photography many years ago back at school or attended an in-person workshop. Many believe that in-person is the best way to learn. I have run over 100 workshops and have found online small groups broken up over numerous sessions to be the best way to learn long term.

Passively watching video lessons and being left on your own works for some. If you find have any reservations about photography being too complicated and technical, difficult to learn or that you are not creative enough. A Live program provides all the support you have been missing.
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Imagine this

Imagine feeling confident and satisfied that you can create beautifully composed, powerful 'big' camera photos on your existing smartphone in any location, every time... without having to upgrade your phone. Leave your friends and family speechless, not believing you are capturing these gorgeous photos on your smartphone. They will love your photos as much as you do.

Once you learn how to set up, capture and edit photos on your smartphone, your photos will look amazing online and printed, hung on your wall. You will know the secrets to your smartphone camera, how to set up the best version of your photo, when and how to use the tools inside my recommended editing apps to consistently create photos that excite you and jump off the screen!

You will never run out of things to capture, showing others the unique beautiful world and things that you see. After unlocking your potential, your smartphone camera potential and editing your creations like a pro, you may want to enter camera club photo competitions!

example photos from the smartphone photography transformation live 6 week program
Here is the solution

Camera Secrets - Photo Intention - Storytelling - Composition - Tack-Sharp Photos - Basic to Advanced Mobile Editing

Whether you enjoy taking photos of landscape, nature, flower, macro, portrait, family, street or events, you are going to dramatically improve your results with this personalised program. All the content is equally relevant to you if you have an old or new smartphone, Android or iPhone or tablet mobile device.

This is the key to quickly and comprehensively apply the best tips and techniques (without the jargon), so you can confidently create beautiful, engaging 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 outdated, limited, basic tips.

Then, over a coffee after an early morning coastal photo session with professional landscape photographer Kyle from 20West Photography, my creativity and photos changed forever. We would shoot in the same locations, however, my photos were flat, no depth of focus, not vibrant, sharp and lacked that punch and pizzaz!

He explained that his creative journey involved mastering photographic principles and guidelines. The biggest gold nugget of wisdom was that he always approached his photo from the perspective of the photo viewer! He made decisions to attract, hold, guide or detract the viewer's attention.

It is our job to provide all the visual cues (form, shape, lines, colour, tone, texture and subject) in a way that the viewer is engaged and interprets the image in their own unique way.

Having a framework accelerated my creative photography like never. My photos had a purpose, they had emotion, they communicated something, they were special and meant something.

The biggest discovery was a mentor helps realise what you do not know... and personalises the delivery of information to your individual situation.

After gaining my instructional design qualification I have become obsessed with creating simplified transformation step-by-step systems. This program gives you the biggest results in the shortest time possible. I am proud to share with you a new way of achieving your photography goals. I am always investing in online coaching programs, as one-on-one feedback and personalised gives me the fastest and most transformational experience.

This system is 6-week 'VIP Smartphone Photography Transformation Program' is made up of step-by-step systems to provide the framework to consistently love the quick process and your photographic results.
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How does it work?

The LIVE online video session takes place on the interactive video meeting platform – Zoom. Each week you will receive the meeting ID and password to join. This is not a one-way webinar presentation. You are encouraged to jump in and interrupt at any time to have your immediate questions answered. The limited attendee numbers allow us to draw on your experiences and interests to make the weekly content relevant to you.

Each week we start with a recap of the previous weeks' discussion and activity. Classes are fun, engaging and full of content recorded for later viewing if you miss a session.

WEEK 1: Camera familiarisation & basic capture techniques
  • Introductions, your objectives and training outcomes
  • Discover your camera secrets and hidden features
  • Camera set up and different shooting modes
  • Basic photo set up and capture techniques
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Not only will you become familiar with your smartphone camera, but you will also get to know the other participants. This is a chance to learn the program outcomes and your individual objectives.

WEEK 2: Photographic intention and storytelling
  • What to look for in the subject selection
  • Photographic intention - pre-framing the photo
  • How a viewer interprets and 'reads' your photo
  • Photo analysis session
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Develop and communicate stronger stories. Never again say you have nothing to photograph! During group photo analysis we will analyse what works in an image — and what does not.

WEEK 3: Photo composition stacking
  • 60 composition techniques covered!
  • Capture different perspectives and angles
  • Position of the subject and supporting elements
  • Directing viewer attention
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

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.

WEEK 4: Capture tack-sharp photos
  • Minimise and avoid movement blur
  • Perception of sharpness - contrast
  • Close-up and macro lens attachments
  • Manual control of ISO, shutter and focus
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

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.

WEEK 5: Snapseed app photo editing
  • App navigation and set up
  • Whole image editing tools
  • Selective area editing tools
  • Advanced layers and masking
  • Q & A - weekly exercise

Enhance the viewer experience through strategic photo editing to manipulate their attention and reaction. Snapseed is the perfect app to learn the basics and completely transform your photo.

WEEK 6: Adobe Lightroom app photo editing
  • Composition tools
  • Light and colour tools
  • Effects and advanced sharpening tools
  • Selective area editing tools
  • Lightroom presets

Although the name Lightroom may feel intimidating... the mobile app is intuitive, yet powerful. You will make Photoshop level tonal, colour and detail adjustments that you thought only possible on a desktop!

exmaple photo - 6 week live online photography training program
"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 introducing photo editing - similar to week 5 
How is this different from other training?

There is no one else delivering a program like this LIVE online!!

99% of photography training online is non-live instructional videos. If you prefer to learn through passively watching a video. Equipped with a decent curriculum, you can research the topics on YouTube yourself.

Celebrity photographers backed by huge Instagram followings offer in-person 'experience' workshops. These can be great. However, most have not invested in themselves as educators and understand the difference between learning styles and being an effective communicator.

This Live 6-week program offers all the benefits of an online course and an in-person workshop without the drawbacks and many, many extra benefits.

  • The first big difference is me! I pride myself on my friendly, empathetic and enthusiastic delivery style
  • Participate in the Live sessions on any device to stay motivated, keep learning and progress
  • The program content is suitable to advance your photography on any Android smartphone, iPhone or tablet
  • Learn easy to follow frameworks to each stage of setting up, capturing and editing photos
  • Understand the why and when behind techniques and editing tools instead of just the 'how'
  • Support and direct feedback during the program
  • Social learning as a small, intimate group studying at the same time
  • Content of the program is dynamic and can be related specifically to your experiences and interests
  • Access to the Live recordings of  a missed session is available via a viewing link for up to 2 weeks
  • You get direct access to me - 25-years of working in photography. I know I don't look that old!

In a nutshell, this program directs, supports and empowers you to achieve faster results in less time!

live online photography course
Inclusions (up to $3,560 value)
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6-Week Photography Transformation Program  ($1,194 delivery value)

6 hours of Live sessions

My online group workshop rate is $199 per hour per person. This 6-week program involves 1-hour Zoom sessions each week. We start with recaps of the previous week, review exercises set, then start the new week content. The online delivery is fun, engaging, personal and dynamic... so you can interrupt and ask questions anytime.
bonus 14 day photo creativity challenge
BONUS ONE: 14-Day Photo Creativity Challenge ($199 delivery value)

One of the biggest false self-beliefs is believing we are not creative! Am I right?

This challenge is your key to start building that creativity muscle by learning basic photography principles and guidelines so you can be more confident and take interesting photos anywhere, anytime!
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BONUS THREE: Printable in-person workshop workbook ($600 value)

This printable PDF is also available in your web browser.

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

This PDF includes video tutorials ranging from storytelling and capture techniques to photo editing.

struman optics lens range 15% off discount
BONUS THREE: Struman Optics lens 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).

BONUS FOUR:  Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos System ($597 delivery value)

Full 3-hour video course

This simple and powerful 4-step system webclass and course are covered in week 4 of this program. This video course is more in-depth and can be watched on any device.

This is the key to learning everything you need to confidently capture and edit tack-sharp photos you did not think possible on your smartphone.
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BONUS FIVE: Course - Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days ($796 delivery value)

Full 3 1/2 hour video course

This mobile photo editing course contains 21 video lessons broken down into 4 modules: Photography Intention and Visual Language then Basic Editing Tools, Intermediate Editing Tools and Advanced Editing Tools.

Mostly covered in week 5, this course is more in-depth and can be watched on any device.

Here's a recap of everything you receive
  • 6-WEEK ONLINE DELIVERY - Smartphone Photography Transformation ($1,194 delivery value)
  • BONUS ONE - 14-day photo creativity challenge - in-person equivalent value to deliver ($199 value)
  • BONUS TWO: Printable in-person workshop workbook ($600 value)
  • BONUS THREE -15% discount off the entire Struman Optics lens range (up to $174 value)
  • BONUS FOUR: Video course - Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System ($597 delivery value)
  • BONUS FIVE: Video course - Enthusiast to Pro in 21 Days Mobile Editing ($796 value)
TOTAL VALUE $3,560
Secure your spot in the
Smartphone Photography Transformation:
6-Week Live Program

Places a limited to a small group - don't miss out!

80% OFF the total value
$3,560 value

 Limited time ONLY (WHEN AVAILABLE) - $770 
INTAKE CLOSED: Waitlist available

To be notified of the next dates, please click the link >> here <<
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 all your bonuses and extra free cool stuff
  • I will contact you promptly to provide the Live session links and introduce myself
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 enrol in the Live 6-week program to unlock the photographer within, reach the full potential of your existing smartphone and immediately start creating photos that you can be proud to share, post online and print.

In just six weeks...

You will start consistently filling your smartphone with gorgeous, powerful and memorable photos that you love – confidently created using your newly adopted systems.

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

Your guarentee
Attend two sessions. If you are not happy for any reason, don't feel this is for you or 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 program.
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.
What is the deadline for enrollment?

You can register up until one week before the next intake starts depending on the limited available spaces. Please note, however, depending on the time of year, some programs sell out immediately as the waiting list is notified of new dates. If one or more of the dates are not suitable. You get full access to the session replays.

What if the program is cancelled?
Smartphone Photography Training reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class if there is inadequate enrolment. In the event that a program must be cancelled, you will be notified by email in advance (please be sure to register using the email address where you can best be reached). You may then either reschedule for another program or receive full reimbursement.
Do you offer a certificates?
A certificate of completion can be supplied upon request.
What if I miss one or more of the sessions?
All sessions are recorded and available via a viewing link for up to two weeks after the last class session. Because our classes are small and intimate, the recordings will be deleted after that to protect the privacy of all attendees.
How do I join a Zoom meeting for the session?
It's easy to get started with Zoom! Click on the link we send you about 15 minutes before your first class starts and you'll be prompted to download and install Zoom. It's simple and automatic — here's a short video that explains it in detail.
Secure your spot in the
Smartphone Photography Transformation:
6-Week Live Program

Places a limited to a small group - don't miss out!

80% OFF the total value
$3,560 value

 Limited time ONLY - $770 
INTAKE CLOSED: Waitlist available

To be notified of the next dates, please click the link >> here <<