Attention: Passionate Mobile Photographer!
6-Week LIVE
Smartphone Photography Transformation Program

Learning on your own is hard. 

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

This 6-week structured Live program is personalised to meet you where you are to achieve your goals

#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.

3 Secrets To Your Transformation In 6 Weeks...
Free webinar - no need to register

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. This program is suitable for Android and iPhone users.

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:

8th January 2023

90-minute Zoom sessions are 7:30 am AEDT each Sunday 12th Feb to 19th March 2023.
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!

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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 transformation program
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. 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, with no depth of focus, were 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 from 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, and 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 give me the fastest and most transformational experience.
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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!

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"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?

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 ($2,233 value)
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6-Week Photography Transformation Program  ($1,791 delivery value)

Over 9 hours of Live Zoom sessions

My online group workshop rate is $199 per hour per person. This 6-week program involves 90-minute Zoom sessions each  Sunday 7:30 am AEDT. We start with recaps of the previous week, review exercises set, and then start the new week's 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 ($19 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!
bonus 14 day photo creativity challenge
BONUS TWO: Blurry To Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System ($99 value)

The one thing that can ruin a perfect set-up photo and cannot be fixed in editing... is blur!

Inside this system, you will learn why some photos appear sharp, how to set up your smartphone, the scene and basic to advanced sharpening tools inside mobile apps. Blur can be a good thing too. We discuss when to include motion blur and how to selectively sharpen areas of the photo to encourage visual flow.
bonus 14 day photo creativity challenge
BONUS THREE: Stronger Photo Composition 4-Step System ($99 value)

Composition is the creative process that separates your photos from snapshots!

Discover over 100 photo composition techniques and tools in 3 1/2 hours of video of me explaining each one. The system is designed to intuitively stack multiple techniques to compound the strength of the composition to attract, hold and direct the viewer attention through the photo. 
bonus 14 day photo creativity challenge
BONUS FOUR: Mobile Photo Editing: 4-Step System ($99 value)

Learn every tool you need inside this selection of mobile editing apps

Gain in-depth knowledge of all the tools, when and when not to use them and how to apply them to suit your photographic intention. We cover Lightroom, Snapseed, TouchRetouch and more. There are even some bonus editing workflows from other mobile photography educators and content creators! 
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BONUS FIVE: A Printed Paperback Copy Of My Book ($27 value)

Stronger Photo Composition 4-Step System - over 100 composition techniques and tools

I will post you wherever you are in the world, a hard copy of my book. This is by far the most comprehensive resource out there on photography composition. I don't sound biased at all do I? You are going to love this. 

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BONUS SIX: 30 Days Of Lightroom Mobile  ($99 value)

This is my most popular stand-alone video course, selling to photographers of all levels

Each day, we cover the manual controls of the camera, different camera modes and all the basic to advanced photo editing tools. Most tools are free... however, see what the extra subscription features provide you before committing to a subscription. This course has been popular on sites such as SkillShare and 5DayDeals.

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Throughout the 6-week transformation program, you can reach out to me anytime to ask questions and seek support. 

You will also have access to other group members inside our exclusive section inside the Smartphone Photography Training private forum.

Here's a recap of everything you receive
  • 6-Week Photography Transformation Program ($1,791 delivery value)
  • BONUS ONE: 14-Day Photo Creativity Challenge ($19 value)
  • BONUS TWO: Blurry To Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System ($99 value)
  • BONUS THREE: Stronger Photo Composition 4-Step System ($99 value)
  • BONUS FOUR: Mobile Photo Editing: 4-Step System ($99 value)
  • BONUS FIVE: A Printed Paperback Copy Of My Book ($27 value)

  • BONUS SIX: 30 Days Of Lightroom Mobile ($99 value)
  • Access to me anytime and other members during the 6-week program (priceless)

That is immediate access to over $440 value of video courses and a posted physical book... before we start over 9 hours of Live Zoom sessions! 

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 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

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.
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.

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.

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.
A certificate of completion can be supplied upon request.
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.
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!

70% OFF the total $2,233 value

Limited numbers - ONLY $669 USD 

Immediate access to over $440 value of courses... before we start 9 hours of Live Zoom! 

What happens after you enrol?
  • 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