Learn Smartphone Photography from Home

Learn how to master smartphone photography during lockdown

1 hour Class size 1 to 8

label $30 - $39 ($39 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $36 for 2 guests, $33 for 3 guests, $30 for 4+ guests)

Unlock the potential of your smartphone camera in this live online photography class!

Using your smartphone at home, you will learn about natural lighting, composition and editing on your mobile. This one-hour packed class is a learning adventure with micro-challenges to unlock your creativity in lockdown.

During this class, you will:

  • Use the best settings for your mobile
  • Master composition
  • Complete hands-on challenges to put theory into practice
  • Learn how to control exposure, reflection and diffusion
  • Photo critique
  • Take close up food and still life photos
  • Edit and enhance your images on your mobile

Special ice flowers edition:
  • A special iPhone photography addition for lockdown, where you will learn how to photograph ice flowers with a smartphone at home.
  • Check out the example images in the photo section!
  • Make sure you freeze flowers beforehand and try to experiment with different sizes and shapes of natural objects to freeze!

After the online class, you will be able to capture all of life's big moments in the best way possible and have a few still life snaps from class.

If you are booking for a minor (under 16 years of age) to attend, they must be accompanied by a paying adult

If you'd like a private class, please see details and book it here
Knowledge required
All levels welcome.
What to bring
  • Your smartphone camera
  • Good internet connection (data charges may apply)
  • Laptop
  • Zoom App (mobile and iPad or laptop) on two devices
  • Fully charged battery on devices (and charger optional)
  • Loads of space to take many photos
  • Snapseed (free app) for editing (open and test the app before class)
  • A room with good natural light
  • A table to photograph your set-up
  • White table cloth or neutral coloured tabletop (i.e. wood)
  • White or dark paper and sticky tape (background) that is non-reflective (A3 black paper preferred for flower freezing class)
  • Tinfoil wrapped around cardboard (reflector) on dinner plate size

Items to photograph:
  • Flowers and vase or glass
  • Fruit or vegetable
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • For ice flowers classes: Frozen flowers ready for the class, try to experiment with different sizes and shapes when freezing these!
Your teacher
Alfonso's Photography Tours
Alfonso's Photography Tours

Learning Adventures

4.9 (220)

Alfonso's Photography tours was founded by Alfonso Calero, a multi-award winning photographer with over 20 years' experience. He's recruited some of Australia's best photographers and teachers to provide you with informative, fun and inspiring photography experiences.

Alfonso's team provides regular photography classes where you can gain some new skills and knowledge, discover your artistic style, and also discover (or rediscover) Australia's beautiful cities. They also provide custom photography courses on request.

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Sandy Williams May 2022

Super Super happy. Learnt more in a few minutes without feeling stupid or pressured than I have worked out by myself in years. Thank you Alfonso - I am coming back and very soon to learn more from you.

Labiche Sandra Feb 2022

Alphonse was very engaging and knowledgeable. I got to learn new ways to get better photos from my phone which was exciting. The hands on approach to teaching was very good as you get to practice as you go along. I would surely recommend this course to my friends.

Photography workshop review by Labiche Sandra

Jenny Babekuhl Apr 2021

I found Alfonso to be a great teacher and learned a lot from this course. I can highly recommend it.

Sarah Clark Mar 2021

Alfonso was awesome. An hour went so fast but was well structured and tailored to our group of 30 from all across Asia Pacific and Japan. Would definitely recommend.

Belinda Clare Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Alfonso’s iphone photo class was great, really informative, practical and interactive. I definitely recommend this class for great tips and pointers in better use of your phone camera.

Learn Smartphone Photography from Home review by Belinda Clare

Bev Menner Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Alfonso was very informative and he was easy to follow. The editing he showed was really helpful. Great class

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Fiona Rosa Sep 2020

The lesson was well paced and easy to follow for a beginner like myself. Alfonso has a gentle and patient teaching approach that catered for all needs within the group. Thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Thank you

Photography workshop review by Fiona Rosa

Bridget Meehan Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Alfonso was a wonderful, knowledgeable and clear teacher to follow. He ran 4 sessions back to back for us and maintained energy, passion and focus throughout. Thank you Alfonso!

Bronwyn Sheldon Sep 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

Great class. The teacher explained everything clearly and was very patient. I felt very satisfied that in the future I could use my smart phone to take great photos

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