51 episodes

Smartphones have made photography more accessible than ever. Mike James invites you into the Smartphone Photography Club to be part of our education community. If you are a photo enthusiast wanting to become more creative and confident using your existing mobile device, this is the podcast for you.

Smartphone Photography Club Mike James

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Smartphones have made photography more accessible than ever. Mike James invites you into the Smartphone Photography Club to be part of our education community. If you are a photo enthusiast wanting to become more creative and confident using your existing mobile device, this is the podcast for you.

    #51 Color & Creativity - Photos & Art - Tara Leslie

    #51 Color & Creativity - Photos & Art - Tara Leslie

    Join Leslie as we talk about colour... how to capture accurate color, edit color and how to use it creatively. 

    Color is such a huge topic. It was an absolute pleasure to break it down a bit and talk about the challenges and joys of working with color. If you watch the YT version, I also demonstrate how quickly you can do advanced color correction in Lightroom mobile.

    https://www.taraleslie.com and YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxIqBULWjwhHDJPm0ehI5Q

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    Smartphone Photography Transformation Program: https://bit.ly/sptprogram

    30 Days of Lightroom Mobile: https://bit.ly/30DaysLR

    Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spt-spc

    Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spttacksharp

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    Enjoy the video? A small way to say thanks is coffee! https://bit.ly/buymikecoffee

    Free 45 minute "STOP Taking Boring Photos' video course: https://bit.ly/sptfreecourse

    FREE membership – community forum, tutorials, podcasts - https://bit.ly/sptgetstarted

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    Passionate - Creative - Curious

    - Mike

    • 30 min
    #50 Smart Phone Smart Editing - Jo Bradford Interview - Snapseed

    #50 Smart Phone Smart Editing - Jo Bradford Interview - Snapseed

    Join Jo as she discusses her new book Smart Phone Smart Photo Editing. We will explore why she chose Snapseed as the app to break down the tools and provide many varied example editing workflows. During our conversation, we talked about why photo editing is an important skill and the  'visual divide' between what you and the camera sees and matching your photo intention. We also talked about the editing process used in a couple of Jo's examples.  This was a fun interview.

    Learn more about Jo at https://www.greenislandstudios.co.uk/

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    30 Days of Lightroom Mobile: https://bit.ly/30DaysLR

    Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spt-spc

    Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spttacksharp

    ・・・

    Enjoy the video? A small way to say thanks is coffee! https://bit.ly/buymikecoffee

    Free 45 minute "STOP Taking Boring Photos' video course: https://bit.ly/sptfreecourse

    FREE membership – community forum, tutorials, podcasts - https://bit.ly/sptgetstarted

    ・・・

    Passionate - Creative - Curious

    - Mike

    • 44 min
    #49 - Lightroom Presets & Profiles Explained

    #49 - Lightroom Presets & Profiles Explained

    Editing photos on the go doesn't get easier than using presets in Lightroom mobile app.

    Presets are predetermined sets of adjustment actions that allow you to apply multiple editing tools at once.

    In this episode, we cover the following topics:

    > Are Lightroom Presets Better Than App Filters?

    > Lightroom Presets Vs VSCO, Instagram Filters

    > What Happens When You Apply A Preset?

    > When To Use OR Not Use Presets

    > How To Create Your Own Presets

    > How To Share (Or Sell!) Your LR Preset

    > How To Find FREE Or Cheap Presets Online

    > How To Install Presets Directly On Your Mobile

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    30 Days of Lightroom Mobile: https://bit.ly/30DaysLR

    Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spt-spc

    Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spttacksharp

    ・・・

    Enjoy the video? A small way to say thanks is coffee! https://bit.ly/buymikecoffee

    Free 45 minute "STOP Taking Boring Photos' video course: https://bit.ly/sptfreecourse

    FREE membership – community forum, tutorials, podcasts - https://bit.ly/sptgetstarted

    ・・・

    Passionate - Creative - Curious

    - Mike

    • 5 min
    #48 - Behind The Scenes - Making of '30 Days Of Lightroom Mobile'

    #48 - Behind The Scenes - Making of '30 Days Of Lightroom Mobile'

    OK... a late start to the year. I have been super busy creating my latest course 30 Days Of Lightroom Mobile. 

    I am excited to go behind the scenes a little and show you what it takes to create a course like this. Obviously, this is just a fraction. I would bore you silly if I talked about all the proofeading, copying and pasting text between systems, uploading photos to platforms... This is just a bit of an overview to show the value - without being salesy!

    Enjoy

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    30 Days of Lightroom Mobile: https://bit.ly/30DaysLR

    Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spt-spc

    Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spttacksharp

    ・・・

    Enjoy the video? A small way to say thanks is coffee! https://bit.ly/buymikecoffee

    Free 45 minute "STOP Taking Boring Photos' video course: https://bit.ly/sptfreecourse

    FREE membership – community forum, tutorials, podcasts - https://bit.ly/sptgetstarted

    ・・・

    Passionate - Creative - Curious

    - Mike

    • 9 min
    #47 TouchRetouch 5.0 - New Tools & Interface

    #47 TouchRetouch 5.0 - New Tools & Interface

    Very excited to update and share this new version with you. Live and unscripted, let’s explore it together and see why it is better than Snapseed and Lightroom mobile tools for removing objects and distractions.

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    30 Days of Lightroom Mobile: https://bit.ly/30DaysLR

    Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spt-spc

    Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spttacksharp

    ・・・

    Enjoy the video? A small way to say thanks is coffee! https://bit.ly/buymikecoffee

    Free 45 minute "STOP Taking Boring Photos' video course: https://bit.ly/sptfreecourse

    FREE membership – community forum, tutorials, podcasts - https://bit.ly/sptgetstarted

    ・・・

    Passionate - Creative - Curious

    - Mike

    • 7 min
    #46 Running A Mobile Photography Community - Lee Cocker

    #46 Running A Mobile Photography Community - Lee Cocker

    During this enjoyable and informative conversation with Lee Cocker from the Mobile Only Photography Facebook group, we covered the below questions and more. I discovered Lee after joining his Facebook group. I was instantly impressed with both the level of engagement and the incredibly friendly and supportive culture. We discuss the benefits for everyone joining and contributing to a photography community. 

    Tell us about your Facebook community – who is it for, who does it attract? Why did you create this community - what did you set out to achieve (goal) with your community? Why did you choose FB over Instagram, Flicker or other options? How do you attract members – website content or appearances on other groups? How do you keep your members engaged and coming back? I see so many members commenting which is so much more valuable than the popularity likes – what do you think contributes to that culture that you and the existing members created? It takes a lot of effort to run photo themes, curate content, seek speakers and other engagement strategies… why do it – what do you personally get out of it instead of joining an existing group? 

    Lee is selective of who he approves access to the Facebook group... the first step in a process to create the culture. After listening/watching if you believe you are a great fit, go check out the community at Mobile Only Photography - https://www.facebook.com/groups/372112596784060

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    Stronger Photo Composition: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spt-spc

    Blurry to Tack-Sharp Photos: 4-Step System: https://bit.ly/spttacksharp

    ・・・

    Enjoy the video? A small way to say thanks is coffee! https://bit.ly/buymikecoffee

    Free 45 minute "STOP Taking Boring Photos' video course: https://bit.ly/sptfreecourse

    FREE membership – community forum, tutorials, podcasts - https://bit.ly/sptgetstarted

    Recommended smartphone photography gear: https://bit.ly/3gv9JuC 

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    Passionate - Creative - Curious

    - Mike

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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OttowayPhil ,

Smartphone photography training

Hi Mike,

Have recently signed up for your 14 day challenge, podcast and Facebook community. I’m keen to learn how to get more out of my smartphone. I am very impressed with what I have seen so far and your experience and patience. Looking forward to learning more and taking far better photos.

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