Smart Phone Photography Workshops

I run two different Smart Phone photography workshops.

  1. Smart Phone photography for Learning how to photograph ‘better’ People, your children, pets, nature, holidays, food – held at The Henley School of Art. Next one so far – Sunday 4th October 10am – 12.30pm

YOU can now book this workshop, direct with The Henley School of Art.

2. Smart Phone photography for business Social media, held at The Thames Lido,  in Reading, includes a 2 course lunch. Next date COMING SOON.

How to take professional looking photos with your Smart Phone for Business social media.


Arrival 9.30am (workshop until 1pm – meal 1.15pm – 2.15/2.30pm

Venue – The Thames Lido, (near Reading Train Station)

I had 13 years as a Marketing / Brand Manager, before I retrained to be a photographer. I appreciate you can’t commission a professional photoshoot for all your social media posts, and I am so passionate about supporting businesses, so they up their game with their social media presence by improving their photography for their posts.

For Printed material and websites, it is always recommended to seek advice from a Professional photographer and although, phones on cameras have improved significantly, there is a limit to what they can achieve too.

Aimed at Bloggers, Artisans, Crafters, Makers, Food Producers, Chefs / front of house team,  Creatives, Interior Designers, Hair and Make up artists, Service providers ,Personal PT Instructors, Business coaches, Social media content managers, wanting to improve their Instagram feed, which is proving so pivotal for small business. A relaxing place to learn in and a chance to casually network or collaborate too.

Have you just set up in business, been going a while or look after the social media pages for the company you work for or clients?

Are you frustrated by your photography efforts, and want to improve your photography so you can match the High level or quality of your product, brand or service? Want some inspiration on what to post?

Being visible on line and on social media is so pivotal these days.

What is covered on the workshop?

Branding / Marketing / Styling

I touch on Branding, and colour pallet,  Flat lays,  what are they are how can they be your best friend? I touch on Instagram / and  how to target your ‘ideal client’ looking at the insights on the Business Instagram (free account),


Composition, Props, Lighting, Some smart phone tips (how to photograph people, products, food,  and nail a selfie) It is important to show up on Social media and people engage really well on Social media when they see who is behind the business.

Time to practice taking flat lays (over head photo) or practice taking photos of your products or produce. Smart Phone Apps to consider to use, how to edit in camera.  Many of the tips transfer over for Facebook (Business pages) and facebook lives etc.

Please bring your own products if you are an artisan or any props if you are a service provider. (This is for the optional Flat Lay practical) Happy to help with suggestions if needed, for what to bring if you are a service provider, eg trade magazine, stationery, business cards etc. Tips will be sent out the week leading up to the workshop. Flat lays on social media, especially Instagram can help if you are stuck with content ideas on what to post and are bespoke to you.

TO BOOK – email,

 £99 pp INCLUDES

Arrival drinks, notes to take away, 2 course lunch in the restaurant

Where this workshop will have examples for Iphone users, Android phone users are welcome too.

Please come with a fully charged Phone, so you can join in with some practicals.

What previous attendees said 

” Had a fun, interactive and relaxing day with Kathryn on the Smart Phone Photography workshop for Business Instagram, Kathryn is very generous in sharing her knowledge and her instructions were clear. My photos are looking so much more professional. The venue was fabulous and  the meal was delicious. I really enjoyed meeting other local small business owners. Highly recommend. ”

” I absolutely loved this workshop, I learnt so much, really enjoyed it, fabulous venue and the food at The Thames Lido was a great way to finish off the workshop and casually network with other local businesses. I have already started to put into practice what I learnt and can see a huge difference on my Social media feed, in fact it is pretty much a clear line pre workshop and post, with regards to quality and styling”



The workshop must have atleast 5 people to go ahead.

Strictly – Non Refundable, please ensure you can make the date before booking.