Mastering Mobile

with Mandalyn Gilles
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Unchain yourself from your computer and your heavy gear and learn to shoot and edit on the go!

Want the freedom to shoot and edit anywhere and on any device? Mandalyn will show you how.

  • Fundamentals of editing professional images on mobile devices such as your phone, iPad or laptop
  • Approaches to photography (both mobile and professional) with minimalistic gear
  • Familiarity with the best mobile shooting and editing apps that you can use to shoot and edit your own images while on the go
  • Tips and tricks that will help you master creating captivating and impactful photographs with your mobile phone
This course is for you if...
  1. You love the idea of shooting and editing anywhere (car line at school? waiting for an appointment? check!)
  2. You want to document your life on-the-go without carrying around a ton of equipment
  3. You wish the pictures you shoot and edit on your phone looked as professional as your other work
  4. You want to improve your photography and create great photographs without having to buy new gear (even if the only camera you have is your phone!)
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Learn on any device! All class content is organized into simple steps as part of a clear, self-guided pathway inside your private online classroom.


Read through Mandalyn's answers to questions asked during the launch event (now concluded) and watch her Q&A video!


You'll check off each interactive step as you go, from watching the videos to engaging in discussions with your instructor and fellow students.


All class materials are yours to download and keep.

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A beautiful, exclusive eBook
  • Why Shoot with a Phone?
  • Quick Tips for Phone Photography
  • Foundational Concepts
  • Shooting Apps for Phones
  • Optional Mobile Photography Gear
  • Shooting with a Camera
  • Editing on Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Editing Apps
  • Mobile Editing Devices
  • Editing on an iPad
  • Editing with a Laptop
  • Educational Videos
  • Editing Devices/Gear
  • Editing in Lr Mobile
  • Editing on an iPad
  • Editing on an iPhone Native app
  • Editing with Photoshop
  • Shooting with Lr Mobile camera
  • Shooting with iPhone native camera
  • Phone Gear
  • Professional Camera Gear for on-the-go
  • Welcome Video
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    you'll have all the tools you need to create incredible photographs...with ANY device!


    about your presenter

    Mandalyn Gilles is an American photographer and academic who currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband and two Boston Terriers, Birdee and Chalupa. Inspired by the world around her, she specializes in travel photography but is also passionate about landscape photography, as well as teaching and mentoring.

    41 thoughts on “Mastering Mobile”

    1. I would love to take this self-paced course, but I have a Google Pixel phone (Android), not an iPhone. Will I still find this helpful?

      1. Hi Jessie! While I do use an iPhone for this course and do explain some iPhone only features, I talk mainly about mobile shooting concepts and how to apply them with any phone. I also demonstrate how to shoot and edit with third party apps on any phone, so I do think you’ll still glean a lot from this course. Thanks so much for asking and I hope you enjoy the course if you do choose to enroll!

    2. This course has EVERYTHING you need to be successful at taking great photos with your phone. Mandalyn’s videos and explanations are on point and full of all the relevant, necessary information you need to get great results. I am excited to continue to work on my mobile photography and implement all the tools and options that are literally at my fingertips!

    3. Mandalyn’s Mastering Mobile is fantastic! She provides easy to follow, practical advice for shooting, syncing and editing photos taken with your phone. Both her PDF and videos are inspiring and encouraging. Mandalyn has sparked my creative spirit and the course encouraged me to do another 365 Project. This time only with my phone! The best part of the course was the Q&A. Mandalyn replied to the questions with respect and clarity. No question was too small. I highly recommend her course. It’s worth 3x the price! Thank you Mandalyn.

    4. Emily Turner Condill

      Mandalyn is an absolutely amazing instructor. This course marks my third with her, and I’ve learned so much in each one. Her materials are written in an easy to understand and direct way, which I appreciate, and her videos showing how she shoots and edits takes the mystery out of the process. I’m so glad that Mandalyn created this self-paced course. For years I have wanted to get better at taking photos with my mobile camera. Now, I finally have my native camera app and LR mobile app set up to do just that. I love knowing that I can chose some of my settings to create an image that is closer to my vision just like I can on my Canon. I am also excited to now have a mobile editing workflow set up so all of my photos can live in one place. This self-paced course is a great fit for any level of photographer who wants to get the most out of the camera they always have with them. .

    5. This is my second course with Mandalyn and she is an excellent teacher. She has gone in to detail about shooting and editing with your phone without being overwhelming with all the options out there. I had the LR app on my phone but never took the time to learn the ins and outs and Mandalyn made it so easy to adjust the settings and learn how to edit quickly. Taking everything she has written, I’m motivated to shoot more mindfully with my phone and quickly edit in one platform. I’m so excited to shoot the next time I’m out with the kids and don’t want to pull out my big camera. Mandalyn’s style is so classic, it’s inspiring to see that beautiful photos can be taken with even the simplest gear.

      1. So happy to have you again for another course, Sidra! I am so excited to hear that this course has motivated you to shoot more mindfully with your phone and edit within one platform. Shooting and editing with mobile has changed the way I approach photography for the better, and I hope it does the same for you too. Thank you again for your feedback and kind words. So happy you joined the course!

    6. Mandalyn is the master of mobile photography, and she really breaks it down into easy, bite-sized pieces to make it accessible for everyone. As a total novice mobile photographer, I really learned a ton from her demonstrations. I can’t wait to put them into practice!

    7. This is everything I’ve needed. As someone who really only uses my cell phone to take photos of lists, this course is so incredibly helpful! It’s packed with so many helpful tips and amazing examples.

      1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Kate! I am excited to hear you found this course to be so helpful with your mobile shooting and editing. I am excited to see your work. Thanks so much for joining the course. Happy to have you!

    8. In the last year, I realized that I really didn’t capture as many photos of my own family as I’d like, and I wanted to learn more about mobile photography so as not to limit myself to taking photos with my “big girl” gear. I own an iPhone 12 Pro, allowing me to shoot in RAW, so I really wanted to learn how to use my phone better! BOOM! This course was exactly what I needed to capture more photos while I’m out with my family. I really enjoyed learning more about shooting and editing within the LR app and PS Express app – these were eye opening for me! I will say that this course features Apple devices, and while Mandalyn emphasizes many of the same tips and advice applies across many different phone manufacturers, having an Apple device made it easier for me to follow along with this course. Thanks so much for the course, Mandalyn!

      1. Thank you so much for your feedback, Katie! I am so happy to hear that you learned so much from the course and it was exactly what you needed to capture more images of your family. I am so thrilled to have had you in class. Thank you again!

    9. kristin vukcevic

      I was so excited when I heard about Mandalyn’s mobile photography class. She does an excellent job walking you through her process when creating with a mobile camera. I couldn’t recommend this class more!

    10. I have always loved photography and have a personal goal to one day take the time to learn how to use an actual camera. However, with my busy lifestyle with two toddlers, my phone is what I always have on me. Mandy is so good at what she does, so when I saw her offering this course, I knew I had to take it! I’ve learned so many new things, starting with just other accessories I can get for my phone, along with a deeper understanding of editing. It makes me feel like I can get as good of pictures on my phone without needing all the large equipment. Her step by step guides are easy to follow and I truly enjoyed the class! Thanks Mandy!!

      1. Gah! Thank you so much, Ashley! I am so happy to see you here and have you in class. I am thrilled to hear you have learned a lot and feel more comfortable taking photos with your phone. I can’t wait to see them soon! Thank YOU!!!

    11. I am truly enjoying this class! It has been full of useful tips and tricks! I love that anyone from from an absolute beginner to a more experienced photographer can learn ways to make photographing and editing more accessible on the go! And it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time during a 365 project, when I have to send my “real camera” in for repairs! I was so excited that I would be able to continue working on my project for not feel like I was going to have to sacrifice quality or momentum on my 365! Definitely take the class- there will never be a reason to miss the perfect shot since we almost always have our phones with us, even if the camera may not be, or is not accessible at the moment!

      1. Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback, Jess! I am so happy to have you in class and excited to know you won’t have to stop your 365 project while your camera is in for repairs. I can’t wait to see more of your work and what you shoot with your phone! Thanks so much for being here and thank you so much for your review! I’m happy to know you’re enjoying the course.

    12. As someone who has had a finalist image in the Voice collection in 2020 that was shot on my iPhone, I wasn’t sure I was going to sign up for this class. I’ve taken a couple mobile photography courses in the past, but I found myself in need of some inspiration/motivation the other day. I have admired how finished Madalyn’s mobile images always look so I decided to sign up for the class. I learned more tips and tricks for both shooting and editing in this course than I had learned in any prior course. Madalyn is so thoughtful about the way she structured the course and walked us through the information. I already find myself being much more deliberate with how I am shooting with my phone. I typically pull a few mobile photos for my 365 every month, but more out of laziness than intention. Now I am excited to use my iPhone more for the project!

      1. I am so happy you joined, Lindsay! And, so thrilled to know that you found the course useful for you. It’s always so wonderful to hear when seasoned shooters enjoy the content and learn something new. :) Thank you so much for your feedback and review. Congratulations on your finalist image in the Voice!! That’s amazing!

    13. I am a person who always takes her DSLR with her. There are times, however, when I wish my load was lighter. To be honest, I never really counted my phone as a camera. This course has changed this. Mandalyn breaks everything down on how to use your phone to take quality photos that mirror your DSLR. She connects important concepts from both and points out the differences. The best part, however, is that she goes through how to take AND edit right on your phone. Just a few days after taking the course I took a photo that looked just like my DSLR photos. If you have ever wished that you could take DSLR like photos with your phone, but always seemed to be disappointed in the results, then this course is for you! It is a game changer. I am looking forward to being able to document our everyday without having to take all the gear!

      1. Thank you so much for your feedback, Jessie! I am so happy to hear that you learned so much from the class you’ve been able to apply that knowledge to your images!! Thank you so much for your review. So happy to have you in class!!

    14. I have a brand new iPhone 13 ProMax and am so afraid to take photos with it. Still lug my Nikon 750 and lenses around. BUT this class was such an inspiration! Since I am 75, it is hard for me to hold it steady – but I am researching various “grip” devices and think stability will not be an issue. I think I will then enjoy taking photos – macro is my fav. Thank-you, Madalyn! The class was excellent. You covered everything. I can hear my family now: “There goes Grandma with her phone – she will never play Legos again”!

      1. You are so welcome, Nancy!! I am so happy to have you in class and to teach you more about utilizing your phone to capture images that you love. Isn’t the new macro camera amazing?! I am so happy to hear you learned so much from this course and I hope to see some mobile photos from you soon! Thank you so much for being here and for your review.

    15. Phyllis D Eberhard

      My mobile phone has been my go-to camera for a while now and felt confident in my ability to take pictures with it. I hesitated to take this course, but at the end I figured there aren’t very many mobile phone photography courses available so why not. I am so glad I did take this course! Lots of great information on how to maximize the camera in your phone (and apps). I read the material and viewed the videos in all in one sitting. Its a really great course to take if you would like to have your pictures look like the quality of a professional camera. I learned lots of tips. Mandalyn answered all my question in the Q&A portion of this course and that has also provided even more great information! This course will not disappoint.

      1. Thank you so much for your review and kind words, Phyllis! I am so happy to hear that you learned so much from the course even though you are already a proficient mobile phone shooter. I have enjoyed having you in class and so happy you decided to sign up! Thank you so much again!

    16. I’ve been shooting mobile photography for a a couple of years so I was excited to see that Mandalyn had created a course on it. And I’ve been struggling to learn editing on my tablet. This course is very thorough and informative. Mandalyn offers great tips to help you with learning mobile photography and editing on the go. As someone who enjoys mobile photography, I find that she explains her processes thoroughly and provides clear instructions as she goes through her steps. I went through all the videos and e-books in one day and began using her tips immediately. I am really enjoying this class and definitely recommend this class to everyone!

      1. Thank you so much, Camilla! I am so happy to hear that you learned so much from the course and found it to be worthwhile, even as an experienced mobile shooter. I am absolutely thrilled that you were able to apply my tips immediately and found the materials clear and concise. Thank you again for your feedback and for joining the course. So thrilled to have you!!

    17. I am enjoying this course…immensely. I actually just purchased a phone that has a decent camera (an iphone SE…so not even the highest quality) and have bought and returned 2 books from amazon since Christmas on using the camera feature on an iPhone. THIS course has by far exceeded my expectations. And if it was a book from amazon, I would definitely NOT be returning it. Mandalyn’s insights on using the phone’s camera have already helped me to understand my phone camera better than expected.

      And while this is really the only reason I purchased this course; I also am finding the other material very beneficial…and there is a ton of other material. There are all kinds of tips and tricks to editing on the go…which applies to anything from your phone, laptop, ipad, etc,

      And if you get this course while it’s still live, you will also get the added bonus of being able to ask Mandalyn questions and receiving her quick and thorough answers.

      1. You’re the absolute sweetest, Jennifer!! Thank you so, so much for your kind words. I am super humbled by your Amazon search and so thrilled you have found this class to be so useful. I can’t wait to see what you create with your iPhone SE!! So happy you joined and really appreciate you sharing your feedback!

    18. I have always been in awe of Mandalyn’s ability to capture a scene using a cell phone camera. While it might seem simple to point your phone at something and press the shutter button, it’s just as complex as using a “big” camera. Mandalyn’s self paced course takes you through step by step instructions on how to choose the best settings on your phone, tips on how to shoot better using a mobile device, and detailed tips on editing on the go in Lightroom Mobile. Mobile phone cameras have made it possible for us to always have a camera accessible and Mandalyn’s course ensures the photographs we create with our mobile phones will be just as strong as those created with our cameras.

      1. Wow!! Thank you so much for your feedback, Jennifer! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the course and learned so much. I can’t wait to see the photos you make with your mobile phone as you travel this year. Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate them so much!

    19. When I heard that Mandalyn Gilles had created a mobile photography course I knew I had to take it immediately. I’ve wanted to up my game with my iphone camera, and since I was already in awe of Mandalyn’s mobile photos, I knew this course would be great. It did not disappoint! Mandalyn has packed this self-paced course with everything needed to get you started on mobile photography – from settings, to shooting, to editing, to sharing. Mandalyn gives us all the tools we need to go beyond the phone camera snapshot. Her PDF and videos are logically and clearly organized, complete with Mandalyn’s inspiring photography. Regardless of your photography level, this course will give you the confidence to leave your professional camera at home, and feel the freedom of being able to fulfill your photography vision with the camera you always have on you, your mobile phone camera!

      1. Thank you so much for your review and kind words, Melissa! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the course and now feel empowered to fulfill your photography vision with your phone!! I’m so happy you joined the course. Thank you so much, again!

    20. Anyone with a smart phone and a phone camera NEEDs to take this course! Mandalyn provided so much information in this course from how to set up the phone camera all the way to editing. We always have our phones with us and honestly I am surprised how good those cameras are on my phone. Now that I have more guidance from Mandalyn, I am super excited to go out and shoot with my phone even more. Also, I am a visual learner so the included videos are so awesome that I can easily follow step by step. So glad that I took this class!

      1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Amy! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the course and learned so much! I am so happy to have you and can’t wait to see more of your mobile work!!

    21. As someone who has been shooting mobile photography for awhile, I was SO excited to see Mandalyn had created a course on it. I knew there was likely so much I didn’t know, and I was right! This course is incredibly thorough and she gives you multiple options to explore to find what mobile aspects will work for you. Mandalyn explains things clearly and gives specific instructions to walk you through each step of her processes. I highly recommend this class for anyone from beginner to professional!

      1. Thank you so much, Aly!! I really appreciate your feedback and am so happy to know that as a fellow phone photographer, you enjoyed the course and still learned so much! So happy to have you!! Thank you so much, again.

    22. I started Mandalyn’s Mastering mobile course today and just finished reading the ebook and it is EXCELLENT. I like to joke that I can never get a phone photo in focus, but it is mostly the truth, I never get good phone photos. But today after reading her ebook I realized that it was all in my head. This course has brought about a mindset change for me and that’s what I love about it. Mandalyn breaks down the art of shooting and editing with phone into different steps and tips and it will help everyone from people just beginning to get interested in photography to professionals who have been shooting for years with pro cameras. I highly recommend this course to everyone who owns a mobile phone and wants to get some really good professional photos with those phones.

      1. Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback, Saranya!! I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know how much you enjoyed the course. I can’t wait to see your mobile work soon! SO happy to hear you are enjoying the course! Thank you again!!

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