Identify, set up, capture and edit photos for social media - on your smartphone

How do I make my images look better on social media?

Are you a little disappointed in your photos that you and your team post?


Want to Up you social media game? The first place to start is improving the images..


If you find yourself envious of other social media photos - this workshop is for you.


We live in a mobile scrolling world, where it is becoming more difficult to be noticed. Images not only attract attention – they are interpreted at up to 60,000 times faster than text. It is very noisy on social media and creating impactful photos that engage is an crucial tool to connect with your customers.


Everyone is now including a visual asset (image, video, infographic) on all their blogs, social media posts – placing even more pressure to consistently produce genuine and engaging visual assets.


Video is very on trend at the moment and for good reason. I am a huge advocate for video. However, the best videos require a lot more preparation, design and scripting than an image.


Do not post stock images. They can be easy to spot and are regularly circulated. Sharing happy snaps on your phone could be even worse. It is not fair, however your business may be judged by your images.

Smartphone photography workshop in Melbourne

Suitable for:

Small to medium sized businesses that have an online social media presence.

Images are really powerful to connect with your existing and prospective clients. It is a way of showing them what you offer, the problem you serve, how they will feel and build a genuine trust.

If you require social media strategy or management - we can offer some recommendations. 

This workshop covers:

  • Smartphone camera specific techniques
  • What photographs to capture
  • Visual story telling
  • How to structure and set up the photos
  • User generated content
  • Make your photos stand out
  • Photo editing using mobile app Snapseed
  • Photo editing app recommendations
Capture colours for social media photos - captured on an ipad
Social media photos captured on a smartphone camera

Do your manage a social media account for another business?

Do your clients provide average photos?

Improve the photos you have to work with by introducing them to how they can start taking better mobile photos.

You have a number of options to assist your client;

  1. Introduce them to our get started page full of free resources
  2. Direct your client to our free course containing five daily 6-7 minute videos
  3. Provide a gift voucher for one of our scheduled workshops in Geelong and Melbourne
  4. Host your own group workshop for Mike to educate a number of your clients at your office location. 
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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