A brief history

Smarter Phone Photography™, founded in 2019, was designed so that anyone with a smartphone camera can be a better photographer. Originally given in person at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, the workshop was so popular that an online school was created. Now, professional photographers from all over the world are designing courses that you can take in the comfort of your own home.

A workshop image from Rancho La Puerta © Sarah Claxton

About our founder, Sarah Claxton

Sarah Claxton has worked in the photo industry for 25+ years: as an editor for USA Weekend Magazine, commercial producer, photographers agent + consultant, and of course, as a photographer.

She believes that the future of photography is the smartphone, and since we're all photographers now, a basic photography education should be within reach for all of us.