Fabulous Phone Photography

The Essential Step-by-Step Program for Wanderlusters that Unlocks the Hidden Powers of Your Smartphone Camera AND Your Creativity!

Does Any of This Sound Familiar to You?

  • You’re settling for ‘snapshots’ because you don’t know how to make pictures with your smartphone that tell the story of your life.
  • You’ve barely used your smartphone camera because you don’t understand your camera’s capabilities.
  • You’re frustrated by pictures that turn out crummy even though you think you did everything right.
  • You’ve heard the rumors about shooting with a camera app but you have no clue as to what app to download let alone how to control it.
  • You love to shoot with your DSLR and you assume a smartphone camera can’t give you the control and options you want.

Then You’ve Come To The Right Place!

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

  • Someone to show you step-by-step how to unlock the hidden powers of your smartphone camera.
  • The knowledge of photography that is guaranteed to help you create smartphone pics that are way more compelling than auto snaps.
  • For you to discover how small adjustments can make a big difference in the end result (aka your soon to be amazing pics).
  • A look behind scenes of the processes and techniques that go into taking pro pics with your smartphone.
  • To master the technique and find the encouragement and inspiration you need to tell your own story.


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 smartphone photography for you! I believe that to become a great smartphone 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 smartphone photography is what’s gonna set you apart from the millions of other smartphone 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 Fabulous Phone Photography!

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 smartphone pics without breaking the bank.
  • Know more about the technical aspects that go into creating great photography.
  • Create pictures that reflect you and/or your brand and business.
  • Learn how to shoot with a camera app like ProCamera and Camera FV-5.
  • Discover composition techniques that minimize your smartphone limitations.
  • Find out how to give your pictures that little nudge to greatness with editing apps like Snapseed.

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.
  • Do not understand that you need to put in the work to get the results you desire.
  • Don’t want to learn to shoot with a non-native camera app. Travel iPhoneography for Instagram is a better fit for you.

The Foundation

In the first module, we’re going to build the foundation of your photography house. You will get a firm understanding of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Value and how they work together in the Exposure Triangle. Other topics in this module are File Formats and White Balance.

Becoming Best Friends

In the second module, you’ll get to know ProCamera, the camera app download, inside and out. In addition, we will talk about the Exposure Value and Exposure Compensation. We will leave no stone unturned to get you the best start in learning to photograph with a camera app.

Chasing The Light

In the third module, the pieces of the exposure puzzle fall into place. You’ll get an understanding of the characteristics of light and how to deal with different light situations. You’ll also learn strategies for high contrast light situations and exposure compensation. Finally, you’ll know why you shouldn’t use your flash and what to do instead when there’s limited light.

Putting it in a frame

Module 4 is all about composition. I’ll show you general composition strategies and composition techniques specific for smartphone photography. Also, the 2 biggest mistakes every smartphone photographer makes will be fixed. And we’ll discuss ‘rules’ like the rule of thirds and leading lines and the concept of the perfect moment.

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 in-depth tutorials on how to find your way around Snapseed and what the possibilities are in editing. Plus a behind the scenes look of the editing process of several pics, like working with the Drama filter, HDR and Black & White conversions.

The Joy of Shooting

The Joy of Shooting is an inspirational module. You’ll find out what subjects are the best to photograph with a smartphone and you’ll find guidance on how to approach the different subjects. We’ll take a look at Landscape & Close-Up Photography, Travel & Street Photography, Reportage Photography and Storytelling Photography.

Ready To Be Fabulous?

Here’s What’s Included.

Video Lessons

Over 120 minutes of in-depth video lessons where you’ll go from your first baby steps as a serious smartphone photographer to rocking it like a pro. They’re full of examples, loads of smartphone photography wisdom, and step-by-step tutorials.


The course is packed with Cheat Sheets of the key takeaways of the lectures. The Workbooks are perfect to practice your knowledge. They come in printable and editable PDF’s. The quizzes will track your progress and show you how you’re doing.

Photo Assignments

The 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 smartphone camera out and start shooting like a pro.

Mail Support

Four weekly emails full of additional content, key takeaways, exercises, encouragement, inspiration, and motivation. Plus easy access to me to ask a question if something needs clearing up. You just hit reply! (This does not include reviews of your pics.)

Photo Reviews (optional)

If you want to get personal feedback from me you can choose the plan including 4 reviews of all photo assignments in the course. Having your pictures reviewed is one of the fastest ways to improve your smartphone photography. Here’s how it works.


30-Day Money Back Guarantee

The course comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Enrolling is basically risk-free. If you don’t like the course just send us an email and you’ll get a full refund.


“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


“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


“I really liked the camera app suggested and the ability to easily set the shutter speed and iso. It was super helpful to run through the app setup and manual exposure.”

-Wendy, 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


“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. 

Too many to mention, although just getting to see what the capabilities of the smartphone are was an aha moment for sure. The other 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 learned a lot with this course and increased my confidence in taking pictures with my phone. My biggest aha-moments were that depth of field was “fixed” and there are apps available to give you more control with the camera on my phone. Great course! Thank you.”

-Jan, 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


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

-Ronja, 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 fabulous phone 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, a smartphone 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 a smartphone 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 videos are between 5 and 8 minutes long 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 where you learn to photograph with a (non-native) camera app. Travel iPhoneography for Instagram is for travelers who want to get the most out of their native iPhone camera without the technical jargon overwhelm. If that’s something you like check out Travel iPhoneography for Instagram.

What kind of smartphone do I need for the course?

Any kind of smartphone will do as long as it has a camera. iPhone and Android shooters are both welcome!

Do I need to buy expensive smartphone photography gear?

All you need is your smartphone and your eyes! You just need to invest a few euros for the camera app that’s going to transform your ‘point and shoot’ phone camera into a manual controllable camera.

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

In the course, each module builds on the previous one. We’ll start at the very base of photography and work our way up from there so you’ll never feel overwhelmed. I’m convinced that learning all the steps in the right order will turn you into a confident and creative phone photographer. And finally, if something is not clear to you there are several ways to connect with me and your community to help you along the way!

I prefer shooting with my DSLR, what's the point of learning smartphone 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 gonna be a real eye opener for you. You’ll find out that it’s possible to control a smartphone camera when you shoot with a camera app. When you learn the language of smartphone photography your smartphone camera will become an essential and valuable addition to your DSLR for the many moments the DSLR is not with you.

How long do I have access to the course?

Once you enroll in Fabulous Phone Photography 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!

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.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

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