Travel iPhoneography for Instagram

Become a Creative and Confident iPhone Photographer without the Technical Jargon and ‘Must-Have’ Apps in Less Than 2 Hours!

Does Any of This Sound Familiar to You?

  • You’re settling for ‘snapshots’ because you don’t know how to make pictures with your iPhone that tell the story of your life.
  • You feel bewildered by all the options and settings on your iPhone camera.
  • You’re not sure how to handle your phone as a camera, you just hit the big white button and hope for the best.
  • Your iPhone autofocus has a mind of its own.
  • You think you need to invest in apps and gadgets to take stunning iPhone pics.

Then You’ve Come To The Right Place!

What if I told you that all you need to take amazing pictures with your iPhone is:

  • A roadmap that starts at the very beginning and guides you through all the necessary steps.
  • For you to discover how small adjustments can make a big difference in the end result (aka your soon to be amazing pics).
  • To master your iPhone and find the encouragement and inspiration you need to tell your own story.
  • The knowledge of iPhoneography that is guaranteed to help you create iPhone pics that are way more compelling than auto snaps.
  • The confidence of knowing you can capture life’s fleeting moments time and time again.

Karin van Mierlo Instructor

I’m a pro photographer with 25+ years of experience in travel – and humanitarian photography, family documentaries and much much more.

I am passionate about opening up the world of iPhone photography for you! I believe that to become a great iPhone photographer you need to know, understand, and love your camera first. If your camera becomes your best friend you can create magic together. Let me help you connect the dots and show you the way.

Because learning the language of iPhone photography is what’s gonna set you apart from the millions of other iPhone photographers!

I promise you this course is full of aha-moments where you say to yourself ‘Aha, that’s how I fix that issue’ or ‘Aha, that’s why my pics always turn out crummy.’

Welcome to Travel iPhoneography for Instagram!

I’m so happy to have you 🙂

Ready to Stand Out?

You’re gonna love this course if you want to:

  • Join me on the wonderful journey of making memorable iPhone pics without breaking the bank.
  • An iPhone photography course full of aha moments while you discover the nuts and bolts of iPhone photography.
  • Share your stories on Instagram or Facebook.
  • Create pictures that reflect you and/or your brand and business.
  • Find out how to give your pictures that little nudge to greatness with editing apps like Snapseed.
  • Be an iPhoneography AND an Instagram star. This course is a perfect match with From Instagram Newbie to Instagram Star.

However, it’s NOT the right fit for you if you are:

  • Not willing to open yourself up for the beauty that lies in front of you.
  • A tech geek looking for a course that’ll teach you how to make use of tripods, add-on lenses, or a zillion photography apps.
  • Frustrated it’s not possible to set the shutter speed and ISO manually with your native iPhone camera app. Fabulous Phone Photography will be a better fit for you!

Become Best Friends

In the first module, we’re going to set you up for success. You’ll get to know your iPhone camera inside and out, you’ll explore new features and discover the strengths and weaknesses of your iPhone camera.

Composition Basics

In the second module, we’ll dive deep into the composition basics. You’ll find out why you take pictures in the first place and discover what it takes to create a compelling photograph with your iPnone.

Take Control

Now that you are familiar with your iPhone camera we’re gonna go a little deeper into how to control focus and exposure. You’ll know what you need to do to take a tack-sharp photo and why, when and how to adjust the brightness of your picture.

Composition Tools

Module 4 is about composition. In addition to the second composition module where we mostly discussed composition rules for iPhoneography in this module, we’ll talk about more general ‘rules’ like the rule of thirds and leading lines.

Editing in Snapseed

The editing module is about giving your pics that little uummppff most pictures need to really make an impact. You’ll get step-by-step tutorials on how to edit your pics in Snapseed including the files I’m working on so you can trace my steps.

Ready to Be a Star?

Here’s What’s Included.

Text Lessons

24 text-based lessons where you’ll go from your first baby steps as an iPhone photographer to rocking it like a pro. They’re full of examples, step-by-step guides, and tutorials. Sprinkled with sparkly snippets of iPhone photography wisdom.


The course is full of Cheat Sheets and Quizzes to help you learn. The photo assignments are designed to practice what you’ve just learned. Also very important they’ll fit right in your daily life so there’s nothing holding you back to take your iPhone out and start shooting like a star.


You’ll find discussion panels in every lesson so you’ll be able to connect with your fellow students and ask for support or feedback. Or you can give support and feedback 🙂 And of course, you have my support every step of the way! I’m always an email away.


Learn by Doing

“It’s a great course where you really learn how to make good pictures! You learn about photography, but in this case, especially with an iPhone. It is user-friendly, I had fun doing it, and now I know how to use my iPhone to make good pictures.

I really liked the combination of the theory and the assignments. I learned by doing. The tips were great. I learned a lot in a short period of time.”

-Wilma, Alumnus Travel iPhoneography for Instagram


“This was one of the best courses I have taken. My biggest take away was how simple it is to take pictures with your phone when you know the basics learned in this course. When you’re still on the fence……jump over it, you will not regret it.”

-Juan, Alumnus Fabulous Phone Photography


“The lessons Karin gave to me were very pleasant. She taught me how the camera works and showed me there isn’t just one right way of using it. She has a lot of beautiful examples to inspire you. She has a playful approach and a warm personality. And you learn how to put your own perspective into the image. I would recommend her as a teacher to everyone that’s willing to really know what photos are about.”

-Fleur, One-on-One Mentoring


“I was so new to phone photography that the whole course was an Aha moment! It taught me to understand the advantages and limitations of phone photography. This was the first real course I’ve taken –I only just “graduated” (at 76!) to a smartphone. I’m so happy that this was the first course I took because Karin’s style is so very clear and encouraging. The presentation of each module was really clear, so none was overly difficult. In addition to the course itself, the prompts were a great way to “get out and do it!”

-Lynn, Alumnus Fabulous Phone Photography


“Helpful! Even if you don’t have any experience with photography.

My favorite module was The Snapseed part! And how to hold your iPhone – which fingers were – for the most stable position. Never thought about that.

I already (tried to) use Snapseed, but I always find it hard which tools to use. Now I know after this course with helpful examples.”

-Demi, Alumnus Travel iPhoneography for Instagram


“Your course is really good and a lot of fun!”

-Ronja, Alumnus Fabulous Phone Photography


“You have exceeded my expectations, thank you. I feel way more confident and ready to experiment with my smartphone now, this was very, very long overdue. The aha-moment was the reality that the smartphone only has a large DOF, finally, the other wow moment was seeing how Snapseed works. Just to say thank you, you certainly exceeded my expectations and that I am sure is what you want to hear. Bravo on a job well done, I feel inspired and ready to go out and photograph everything I have ignored for such a long time.”

-Herman, Alumnus Fabulous Phone Photography


“I wanted to thank you for the excellent smartphone photography course. It was more than helpful, I felt, it quickly helped me to look closer at the technicalities and technology involved. I liked your examples, and I loved the sense of passion for your chosen job, which was tangible through your spoken comments, choices and text. All modules were good, well paced, short yet sufficient and enlightening.”

-Claudia, Alumnus Fabulous Phone Photography


“I learned a lot with this course and increased my confidence in taking pictures with my phone. Great course! Thank you.”

-Jan, Alumnus Fabulous Phone Photography

Ready to Shine?

 Frequently Asked Questions

Is it really possible to make great images with your phone?

If you have the tools, knowledge, skills, and creativity it is definitely possible to make awesome iPhone photos! Luckily this course provides you with all of that!

Is it worth spending the money on a smartphone photography course? Maybe I should save for a better camera?

Honestly, there is no better camera than the one you have with you all……the…….time! Investing in the training you need to get better photos out of that little thingie is money very well spent. Besides, an iPhone camera is the perfect tool to practice a lot. It is a wonderful stepping stone to a DSLR camera.

Isn't all this information available for free on the internet?

There’s a lot of free information out there and that’s a wonderful thing. But searching for the information you think you need and relying on the bits and pieces the free information gives you is not gonna turn you into an iPhone photography superstar. In a course, you are given all the pieces of the photography puzzle in the order you need to learn them. You will also learn how to put all those pieces together because in photography everything is connected. One of the biggest advantages of taking an online course is that you have a  support system. I’m always a message away and so are your fellow students. Also, the course is kept up-to-date regularly. You can be sure the information you get is still valid. Last but not least, the course and all its materials will always be there for you when you need to freshen up your memory.

I'm a busy person. How much time does it take to take the course?

The lessons are a short read and the photo prompts can be easily fitted into your daily life. But I’m sure you understand that it also takes practice to develop the necessary skills. To get results you will have to spend some time per module on learning and practicing. How much time you are willing and/or able to put in is entirely up to you.

What's the difference between Travel iPhoneography for Instagram and Fabulous Phone Photography?

Glad you asked! Fabulous Phone Photography is a more technical course. You learn to photograph with a (non-native) camera app. To be able to do that you need to know more about the technical stuff. If that’s something you like, go check out Fabulous Phone Photography!

I don't have an iPhone. Is the course still useful for me?

That’s up to you. Setting up the camera and how to control the camera is specifically for iPhone shooters. The rest of the course is valuable for everyone with a smartphone camera.

Do I need to buy expensive smartphone photography gear?

All you need is your iPhone and your eyes!

I don't know the first thing about photography. Will I be able to understand the technical stuff?

If you don’t know anything about photography this is the perfect course for you. Even if you’re not technical at all. There’s a minimum of technical stuff in the course and everything is explained very clearly. The course is full of examples and images so you’ll never miss a step. I especially designed it like that so everybody can benefit from the course.

I prefer shooting with my DSLR, what's the point of learning iPhone photography?

If you prefer photographing with a ‘serious’ camera like a DSLR and you’re frustrated by the lack of possibilities to control your smartphone camera this course is NOT for you. Check out Fabulous Phone Photography where you learn to photograph with a manually controllable camera app. I’m sure Fabulous Phone Photography is a much better fit for you.

Okay, I'm convinced! When does the course start?

You can enroll anytime and make a start with improving your smartphone photography skills right now! You’ll receive all videos, cheat sheets, quizzes, workbooks, and photo assignments today.

How long do I have access to the course?

Once you enroll in travel iPhoneography for Instagram you have lifetime access to the course. A big plus of online courses is that it’s easy to stay up-to-date. All updates are included!

What if I am unhappy with the course?

To make the course accessible for everybody who wants to improve their iPhone Photography I priced the course very reasonable. Because of that, I’m not able to give a refund if you’re unhappy with the course.

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