Unleash your smartphone's potential


A great shot is a great shot, no matter what camera! This course mostly skips the theory and ventures right out into the streets. We discover our smartphone as the legit photographic tool it is: Intimate portraits or flashy fashion? Stunning architecture or a detail that otherwise escapes the eye? Standing out with a unique selfie? We play, gather subjects and inspire each other while our tutor guides us with tips and tricks for composition, creative control and generally taking better and more interesting shots of the world around us.

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Here you will learn how to use your smartphone camera for great portraits and creative storytelling.

  • Basic functionality and possibilities

  • Hidden surprises and tricks

  • The smartphone's specialties

  • Exposure and technical control

  • Composition rules

  • Playing with light and shadow

  • Creative control

  • Portraits and model communication

  • Practical tricks for better pictures

  • The Selfie: Telling a story about yourself

Our day

We start outdoors in form of a walking session in central Prenzlauer Berg. With our smartphones at the ready, the tutor will talk us through a few theoretical aspects in this otherwise very practical day. We then continue with some simple exercises on-the-go, addressing color, shape, light and the life surrounding us. We learn about various shooting techniques, basic compositional rules and how to eventually break with those. The course will be peppered with practical tricks and hacks for best results with the camera you will always carry along.

Start: 11.00am, duration ca 4hrs

Meeting point:In front of the Watertower @ the corner of Knaackstrasse and Rykestrasse, 52.53438850866676, 13.418876873330868

Language: German. ENG/bilingual upon request



What to bring

Your smartphone: All models, makes and forms are accepted. No need for the latest and greatest.

Food: Please cater to yourselves. We will be moving around so come prepared for your own on-the-go cravings.

Curiosity: There are no sillly questions! Grill us on everything you need to know.

A friend: Learning together is fun! So no issues with couples or a group! We charge for every attendant individually, but we offer a discount of 15% on all bookings exceeding one person.

Yourself truly: Of course we also encourage you to come alone and meet new people!

What to expect

Learning is fun! Especially within a community of creative minds. So let's make this a fun day and an extraordinary one, too! As much as this is a course, we regard it as an event that you will keep in your memory.


We learn as a group but we tend to each individual in a one-on-one fashion. This is why our courses are restricted to 7 people max. So we can make sure that we learn from each others challenges as much as from our own.


Our teaching is practical, hands-on and delivered in comprehensible packages that built upon one another. Every attendant walks home with a PDF summary booklet as a refresher and to keep the course content fresh and accessible in future.