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Who is Mike James and Better Mobile Photos?

After his mother passed away, Mike James discovered that he did not have many photos and no video of her and those precious interactions with his young family. What makes this story unique, is Mike was a professional photography with access to all the large expensive camera gear. His mother, like most of us over 35 had a camera phobia and did not like having her photo taken. If Mike was an earlier adopter to using his phone to capture photos - his children would have more recorded memories of their grandmother.

Mike, the "Mobile Photo Guy" has now become a smartphone photography purist and sought after guest speaker on how to achieve more out of your phone camera and make your images look amazing - using mobile editing apps and simple techniques.

He removes the frustration for individuals and businesses not knowing what to photograph or how to make your smartphone photos look better. You know the images that make you think WOW. Mike shows you how to achieve this without the jargon and really enjoy photography on that convenient amazing camera you have with you right now.

Shorter Version

Mike has combined 20 years of experience in photography and mentoring to become a sought after smartphone photography training specialist.

Mike’s passion comes from being on a mission to help you enjoy photography and become more photography literate, without the jargon.

Starting at the basics, he empowers you to save time and money, capturing, creating and sharing images well beyond the limits of the standard phone or tablet.

Press Invitation

What better way to learn about Better Mobile Photos - than attend a workshop. Bring a plus one and learn how you too, can improve your phone photos in your personal and professional life. This will provide the best insight into what I offer and pick up some cool tips along the way.

 

Contact: [email protected] or +61 455 238 111

Previous Features

Interview: Despina Keratzias of Tourism Hub - Institute of Excellence

In this episode, I had the pleasure of capturing first time meeting over a coffee with Mike James, founder of Better Mobile Photos.

In this episode Mike shares with us his big WHY around starting his business and why he has left his big expensive camera gear behind to teach the magic of what you can achieve with a smartphone device.

Smartphone Photography Workshop - Better Mobile Photography

A Better Mobile Photography workshop with Mike is an eye-opening experience. You will discover just what you can do with your mobile phone, and probably, be amazed at the kinds of images that can be produced, just by using your phone....

Innovative Idea - Better Mobile Photos 2017 Award Winner

THE ANZ GEELONG SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 is an event developed by Geelong Small Business Advocates, for Geelong Small Businesses.

Geelong is a region that is bursting at the seams with small business culture and is full of passionate creatives that are working together to create a community of good business.  The ANZ Geelong Small Business Awards is an event unlike any other, that will both celebrate this culture and encourage it to thrive...

Get smart tips on taking top snaps

Most of us have modern cameras in our back pockets or handbags, but don't realise or know how to use them. Photographer Mike James, who has spent most of his professional life taking photos with SLR cameras, has a new found passion for smartphone photography, and he wants to share it....

Only mobile art - mobile artists

Mike James from Geelong in Australia, is a late adopter to Smartphone photography after using the DSLR for twenty years. He has now become a ‘mobile purist’ after challenging himself to leverage camera replacement and editing apps to recreate some of his favourite images....

Popckorn - featured mobile photographers

Meet Mike James from Geelong in Australia. His transition from DSLR to smartphone photography was due to a sad phase of his life: Loosing his mother. He says “My mother passed away over two years ago. After her passing, I was devastated to find so very few photos of her. The two main reasons for this were; I had a great DSLR for work, which I mostly used on special occasions and mum was quite ill for a number of years. Hence, she had a camera phobia and was reluctant to have her photo taken.

Guest Blog Posts

TravellingKing.com - Luxury travel

Do you need to Buy an SLR Camera for Travel Photos?

You booked your holiday months ago and now you are getting really excited, anticipating all the new adventures and experiences coming your way. The big question – should I invest in a decent SLR camera to record all these cherished travel photos?

Before you rush out to upgrade your old point and shoot or SLR – think about the photos that you have now. How many were captured on your smartphone?

TourismGeelongBellarine.com.au

30 Tips to capture great business event images with your smart phone

You have been asked to take photos at the business event because you are good at taking photos or you have an Instagram/Facebook account. Therefore, you must know what you are doing!
This article will provide tips on what to photograph and how to capture the moments. I have broken the tips into three categories; before, during and after the event.

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Quick article idea

Five quick tips to improve your Smartphone photos – right now!

Photography has never been more in demand and accessible – most people already have a highly developed camera in their bag or pocket everyday.  Your mobile phone camera is always within easy reach, and now has the ability to capture great photos. BUT, you want to take WOW photos…

Here is five quick tips that will instantly transform your images from snapshot to WOW photo.

1.   Ensure the subject is obvious

2.   Check for background clutter

3.   Tap the screen to focus before capturing the photo

4.   Experiment different angles and perspectives

5.   Edit your photos using Snapseed phone app by Google

Mike at Better Mobile Photos runs two hour workshops, providing photography tips and easy photo editing techniques. Topics covered include: phone camera specific tips, what to photograph, how to set up a photo, camera replacement and photo editing apps.

The sessions are jargon-free and a lot of fun. Everyone leaves the class feeling excited and confident to capture those precious stories, moments and experiences. Tailored training for businesses and private groups can also be arranged. Further information can be found at bettermobilephotos.com.au

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