Yesterday, I signed up for two more iPhone photography courses.

One is focused on street and urban photography, which is a genre I love, but often struggle with. The other is on photo editing, which I also love and am eager to become more proficient in. Because they’re online courses, I believe I can work both of them at once.

If not, iPhone Photography School, which is the instruction site, allows me to keep all purchased content for life. I’ve taken two other courses with them and have been very pleased with the presentation and format. Because of that ability to keep purchased course materials, I often refer back to certain modules for a refresher.

I was searching through my photos this morning to find one that would work as a practice photo in both courses and selected my feature photo. I shot this photo with a DSLR camera in 2009 in Hoonah, Alaska. Even though it wasn’t shot with an iPhone, I think I’ll be able to use it as a reference point for street photography and a practice photo for editing. If it doesn’t work, I have upwards of 25,000 photos saved to Amazon Prime and still others stored on flash drives, external hard drives, and DVD’s (yes, I have a wee problem), so I’m sure I’ll find something.

Photo Note: My feature photo is exactly as shot. Hopefully down the road, I’ll be able to post it side by side with an improved version. Beach photography is a sub-genre of street photography, so all of the same practices apply.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi