Smartphone photography for your small business needs

Book Now

This workshop covers all the basics needed to use your smartphone camera competently and creatively for your social media platforms and website.

Event information / agenda

A Big House Event supported by Creative Quarter & delivered by Paul Mottram from Line+Light


Our half day workshop covers all the basics needed to use a phone camera competently and creatively within a small business for your social media platforms and website illustrations. You will learn:

• What you can expect to achieve using a phone - and what you can't

• Composition - the essential dos & don'ts

• Lighting - why this matters and how best to control it

• Portraits - how to achieve a good head and shoulders shot, essential for staff profiles

• Shooting small products in a workshop/craft or production environment - how to show your products in a well-lit, 3D way using what you have to hand

• Post production filters and editing for Instagram and other social media

The event is given with a fully illustrated lecture, and the session will have hands-on break out exercises for shooting practice, ensuring everyone leaves with phone camera confidence and a plan for shooting their products, events and staff for successful social media marketing.


Entrepreneurs, start-ups & SMEs who need a cost-effective way to photograph their business activities, staff & premises for use on social media, blogs, websites & printed promotional material.

**You must bring your smartphone & charger with you on the day.

If you have already accessed 12 hours of support with The Big House, you will be placed on a waiting list in the first instance.


Established in 2008, Line and Light have delivered hundreds of photographic courses for groups and individuals under their own banner and also on the behalf of businesses, organisations and public sector bodies at a variety of locations across the Midlands.

Line and Light’s training workshops aim to educate and inspire individuals/businesses and allow them to produce high quality, creative images in-house using their own camera equipment or phones, allowing them to moderate their marketing budget in a sensible way.

Line and Light run regular workshops for The Royal Photographic Society and The Royal Institute of British Architects. They have trained staff for Toyota UK, run CPD programmes for architects’ practices nationally and regularly train individuals to help their business's marketing. Paul Mottram is currently working with Punch Taverns PLC to deliver training in iPhone photography for social media across the UK.


Tuesday 21 September, 9.30am - 12.30pm


In person at Nonsuch Studios, 92 Lower Parliament St, Nottingham NG1 1EH.


This event is free but you must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited. Make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place. If you have already accessed 12 hours of support with The Big House, you will be placed on a waiting list in the first instance.


If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events team at or telephone 0115 710 0107.


You must be eligible to enrol with The Big House to attend this workshop. The Big House programme supports pre-start, start-up, growth & SMEs in the Creative or Digital sectors across Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. If you are not already enrolled with us, you will find the appropriate form at

If you would like any further information on this event, please contact us at

NB: We may be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand. This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2022.

Attend this event

New to the Big House?

Sign up with us first...

Already signed up?

Loading map...

Tuesday 21st September 2021

9:30am - 12:30pm GMT

Got questions about
this event?

Speak to the hosting partner

Don't miss out on the latest free support for your business. Sign up to get the latest from The Big House.

More like this...