JourneyWoman Travel Photography Course: How to Take Photos on Your iPhone

by | Sep 7, 2021 | 2 comments

Last updated on October 31st, 2021

Feature image: White Grizzly / Photo provided by Lee Horbachewski

Introducing a new iPhone photography course just for JourneyWomen

By Carolyn Ray, JourneyWoman Publisher

We’re rolling out the first of our courses for 2021, and what better place to start than photography! In August, I had the pleasure of meeting  photographer and author Lee Horbachewski. When she showed me her photographs of grizzly bears and gave me an overview of how to better use my iPhone for photography, I was hooked!

This three-part series will help you bring your travel stories to life 

Lee has developed a three-part series on travel photography with your iPhone, just for JourneyWomen.

In this course, you will learn how to capture amazing images with your iPhone. Whether it’s landscape, people, architecture, or wildlife, you will learn how to set up your iPhone camera correctly, and many wonderful hidden gems that will help you make the most of this small and mighty tool. Lessons on mindfulness, composition and lighting will give you the tools to make the most of every magical moment. To round out the course, you’ll learn how to edit your images to take them from good to great and a fun showcase of everyone’s work with fabulous prizes.

Module 1 – Mindfulness, iPhone set up & Composition (October 12)

Module 2 – Lighting & Editing (October 19)

Module 3 – Q & A and Showcase (October 26)

Each module will be 90 minutes with time for discussion.

The final session will be a showcase with photos featured on the JourneyWoman website and on our social media platforms. All photos shared will remain the property of those who submit them.

Sessions will be recorded.

Urquhart Castle, Scotland

Urquhart Castle, Scotland / Photo provided by Lee Horbachewski

Canmore, Alberta

Deadman’s Flats, Alberta / Photo provided by Lee Horbachewski

Shadow Lake Banff National Park

Shadow Lake, Banff / Photo provided by Lee Horbachewski

Shuswap Lake, BC

Shuswap Lake, BC / Photo provided by Lee Horbachewski

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Registration Details

    • When: Tuesday, October 12, 19 and 26 2021 via Zoom
    • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm EST
    • Capacity: 30 (other sessions will be scheduled based on demand)
    • Notes:
    • Participants retain all rights on their images and give JourneyWoman and Lee Horbachewski the right to use your work for non-commercial and promotional purposes. Any images should not infringe on the rights of others (privacy, copyright and trademark rights)
    • Sessions will be recorded and shared with all participants

Fees: US$85 for all three modules. Modules are not available separately.

Includes a private Facebook group to share photos (link to be provided upon registration) and access to recordings and additional course material provided by Lee.

Photos From the First Session

About Lee

Lee Horbachewski is a photographer, mental health advocate and author based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Photography took Lee out of the depths of darkness in 2013 and taught her to see the light in the dark, by adjusting some settings. Lee completed her Certificate of Visual Design – Specializing in Photography through the University of Calgary and has grown as a photographer through workshops and courses from some of the most talented professional photographers in Canada. She shares her passion and talents through Mindful Photography Retreats and one-on-one sessions.

For almost a decade, Lee has been a spokesperson and advocate for Distress Centre Calgary by sharing her story of overcoming years of depression and anxiety. The past couple of years has seen Lee expand her philanthropic and advocacy efforts into wildlife conservation.  Lee volunteers her time as the Social Media Manager and sharing her photos and videos for Exposed Wildlife Conservancy, to help give wildlife a voice.


A passionate traveller, Carolyn believes anything is possible when we follow our heart and trust our intuition. Raised in Florida, Carolyn loves all things Latin, margaritas, the ocean and music. She's a board member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA).


  1. Susan Ross

    I am wondering if you iPhone 8 will be able to do all the techniques that are shown

    • Lee Horbachewski

      Hi Susan,

      The course is based on an iPhone 11, however, in saying that, your iPhone 8 will be able to do most of the techniques shown. No matter what version you have, everyone will learn about composition and light, which are more important than the actual phone you have.

      Hope that helps.



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