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iPhone photography and videography training – 1:1 and small groups

I am now taking bookings for iPhone (or Android) photography and videography training.

In addition to learning how to master your phones technical features, the training can also look at improving the appearance of your pictures covering topics such as composition, viewpoint and framing for a range of different subject types.

Small group training is ideal for staff development, improving images for social media campaigns and as a creative activity for groups and clubs. One to one training can be for up-skilling individual team members or for personal interest or improving photographic skills before a major event.

Training can be delivered online or in person and is always tailored to meet the attendees interests and ability. Training can be delivered weekdays, evenings and some weekends. For more information, please contact

Trees in mist

Landscape picture taken with iPhone 14 Pro

Pictures from the picket line

I was recently asked by Unison to cover their picket lines in Bristol. The weather was wet, windy and cold but everyone was in good spirits and there was a lot of public support for the strikers.

It normally takes an hour or two after a shoot to edit and send the pictures. To speed things up, I took a few pictures on my phone which could be published on social media immediately as the story was unfolding.

Some of the images taken on the day can be seen on here the Unison website.

Over the years, I have done a lot of trade union photography and worked for most unions including; UNISON, Unite, GMB, PCS, CWU, ASLEF, RMT.  The range of work I have done for unions includes conferences, issues and campaigns, there are some more examples here.

I am also a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the University and College Union (UCU).





Return to in-person smartphone photography training

After almost two years of purely online teaching I have finally returned to true, in person teaching. I am now offering 1 to 1 or group teaching on site or, if convenient a central Bath training space. I currently offer on-site training to clients across the UK and EU and I have delivered online training to customers around the globe.

Popular in-person workshops include;

  • smartphone photography  (for iPhone and Android)
  • editing images on a smartphone  (for iPhone and Android)
  • smartphone videography.  (for iPhone and Android)
  • iPhone photography
  • iPhone videography

Online training

There is still a huge demand for online training which I will continue to deliver to both individuals and groups.

My training can be ‘off the shelf’ or I can tailor the training to the learners requirements. For more information or a quote, drop me an email at

Training session - in person

Smartphone videography workshop Image courtesy Dave Webb

Thanks to Dave Webb for the workshop images.


Online smartphone photography and videography workshops for individuals or groups from £20

Thanks for a great tutorial on video photography. One of the best online events I have attended during lockdown. Yvonne Rogers, RAC, London

I have taught smartphone photography to hundreds of groups both online and face to face. These workshops are practical and fun and cover all of the main controls of a smartphone camera and reveal some of the hidden features that can improve the quality of your pictures or video. I also cover editing images or video on your smartphone using free or very cheap smartphone apps. I encourage a friendly and supportive learning environment where students can share their work and learn from each other.

Workshop - photograph, video and audio recording with smartphones

Workshop – photograph, video and audio recording with smartphones

I am normally hired by organisations to deliver this course to their employees or members but I recognise that there is a demand from individuals. To run a group session all  I need to run a six hour workshop is 10 attendees paying £30 per person.

The two workshops I am currently offering to individuals is smartphone photography and editing and Smartphone videography and editing.

The smartphone photography and editing workshop is 3 x 2 hour sessions at £30 for the whole course

The smartphone videography and editing workshop is 1 x 3 hour workshop at £20 for the session

This is an online workshop and open to attendees from anywhere.

Payment is via Paypal and I try to plan sessions at a time that is convenient to all. If you are interested in attending a smartphone photography or videography course with me, please email me telling me which course you are interested in, what time or day is most convenient? If and when I have enough attendees to run a course, I will notify those on the list and request payment.

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Online smartphone photography training

Since the start of the Pandemic, all of my training has moved online.  By far the most popular subject is smartphone photography. I have delivered online training to individuals and to groups of over 300. Smartphone photography courses make great staff training activities, link well with social media training as well as being purely for pleasure. Training is tailored to suit the needs of the client but typically involves the hidden features of the smartphone camera, taking control of your smartphone camera, getting better pictures and editing on your smartphone using Snapseed. I can also deliver courses on smartphone videography.

Nigel put together an excellent three hour online presentation on the use of smartphone cameras.  The content was well thought out, timed to perfection, presented seamlessly and so in demand that we ran a further 5 sessions for groups of 12 participants.  He adapted it to suit all camera models and covered most of their technical capabilities aswell as looking at the editing software.   His knowledge and presentation skills were appreciated by beginners as well as the more experienced photographers in our group. Gillian Tiplady, Royal Automobile Club

Workshop - photograph, video and audio recording with smartphones

Workshop – photograph, video and audio recording with smartphones

Clients for my smartphone photography training courses include; Microsoft, the Royal Photographic Society, the Royal Automobile Club, Zurich Insurance and numerous individuals and camera clubs both in the UK and abroad.

The sessions also make enjoyable yet practical staff development and team building activities.

Talks and workshops are tailored for each audience or group but typical sessions include;

  • smartphone photography (the missing manual),
  • smartphone videography and editing,
  • apps for taking editing and sharing your pictures.

Email me for more information or for a quote.