The best way to learn is to learn directly. Group courses have their place, but nothing beats being the only student for individualized and accelerated learning. That's why we offer the 1:1 course.
The 1:1 course is designed to accelerate your creativity and remove the impediments holding you back by addressing your specific interests and issues. Through the process of exploring your unique creative path, you will learn to apply the fundamental concepts of design which have developed throughout painting and sculpture to make your images both insightful and classic. You will learn the proper relationship between you as an artist and your viewers. You will learn the ethics of being a photographer. And most importantly, you will learn the concepts of automatism and how tapping into the creativity already in you will make you the best photographer you can be.
The 1:1 course is tailored to your needs. Guided discussion will help you develop your goals for the course. Drawing on James' years as a professional photographer, you will receive assistance regardless of what mode of photography you want to work on: digital or film, web presentation or darkroom printing, studio or street. Moreover, you will spend time doing guided shooting assignments so that you can put into practice the concepts and ideas developed during the one on one discussions. James will spend time reviewing and critiquing your portfolio, but from the perspective of your vision and artistic goals—not based upon some arbitrary technical standards.
In addition to working with James directly, you will also get the insights and participation of Dr. Ramesh Bakhtiari. A licensed psychologist in private practice, Ramesh teaches graduate courses in the Education department at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She has a degree in Art History, and assists in preparing and reviewing the articles provided on the Blog and at our MeetUps.