Record and investigation photography - on your smartphone

Achieve technical, manual control of your mobile phone camera

If you already use an SLR for accurate record keeping and want to achieve similar photos, taking advantage of the unobtrusive and convenient phone camera – this is the workshop for you.


Capture all the details, by capturing the image best you can on the phone - then take advantage of our recommended mobile photo editing apps to create a photo you did not think possible on a phone!


The standard phone camera by default is an automatic camera. You can achieve so much more out of either your Android or iPhone than just the tap of a screen. Many professional photographers are still unaware of just how much manual control you can actually achieve on your phone.


The technology you already have available Is amazing. The apps available push your phone well beyond the standard limits through clever algorithms and technical stuff well beyond me! I can however, tap into my twenty years of photographic experience and match you to a technique and an app that will replicate almost any feature of an SLR and desktop photo editing software.

Suitable for:

  • Medical photography
  • Investigations
  • Inspectors
  • Insurance assessors
  • Warranty assessors
Manual control of the phone camera app to achieve record and investigation photos
Overlay date and time stamps and insert copyright
Manual control a phone - advanced smartphone photography
Manual shooting modes

Topics that can be covered and tailored to suit your needs:

  • Capturing quality photos in low light and other challenging scenarios
  • Close-up high definition photography
  • Camera replacement apps to achieve higher quality images
  • Access, modify and replacement exif data, including date and time stamping
  • Smartphone accessories available
  • Recover ordinary images using mobile photo editing apps
  • Enhance the exposure (balance light & dark), colour and tones
  • Basic through to advanced photo editing processes explained
Phone photography training for business

What our clients have to say

Using social media for my job I wanted to improve the quality of my photos I post. Mike was a fantastic teacher and I learnt a lot over the two hours. It’s hard to believe what you can do with your Smartphone! I’ve been able to immediately put many of the tips into practice and would highly recommend his courses. Thanks Mike.

Kate Houlgate

City of Melbourne, Visitor Insights

I joined the workshop to learn how to take WOW images, for work reasons and for my own personal images too. The session was great and useful for people with all levels of technology knowledge. I learned some handy information that I will now use on a day to day basis. Mike was friendly and very knowledgeable. Thanks

Elise Getson

Business Events Geelong

Mike's workshop really opened up my eyes on what is achievable with these devices. The workshop format was very flexible and allowed me to ask lots of questions based on the types of photos I take both for work and personally. Mike's knowledge of both camera and editing apps was amazing.

Jurgen Martz


Mike's workshop is clearly presented, well organised and a lot of fun. Mike is very knowledgeable and presents the information in a jargon-free, non-judgmental manner with a lot of positive re-enforcement and tips to improve your photographs. I highly recommend the course to all who want to get more from their smartphone camera.

Jürgen Strauss


The workshop has helped me to move out of my mobile photography 'comfort zone' and start experimenting with other editing apps and more features of my iPhone. The FB group is a great follow up support as the news skills will take time to develop. Thanks Mike for answering all my questions and the great follow up.

Kathryn McCauley

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About the facilitator - Mike James

The 'Mobile Photo Guy'

Mike James has combined 20 years of experience in photography and mentoring to become a sought after smartphone photography training specialist – delivering extraordinary value, in an engaged and intelligent way. Sorry no PowerPoint!


Mike’s passion comes from being on a mission to help you become more photography literate, priding himself on avoiding any technical jargon – leaving you and your staff educated, inspired and ready to create stunning images.


Starting at the basics, you will soon be empowered to save time and money, capturing, creating and sharing images well beyond the limits of the standard phone or tablet. The phone camera technology, combined with Mike’s jargon-free techniques, tips and recommended apps have made the smartphone a viable tool for professional photography.

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