Stop thinking of yourself as a Photographer.

Start thinking of yourself as an Artist who happens to use a camera.
GET STARTED

About Jim

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Proin sodales tincidunt urna, a rhoncus augue volutpat ac. Nulla vel nunc sapien. Maecenas tempus sem ut mauris mollis imperdiet. Fusce suscipit ipsum mauris. Nam et ex vel magna aliquet commodo. In ultrices at lacus vitae dapibus. Duis nec odio vel libero dictum bibendum vitae sed risus. Sed mattis dapibus rutrum. Suspendisse nec dolor eget nunc rhoncus tincidunt a eget nisl. Sed pellentesque posuere sapien, eu tincidunt lectus vestibulum ac. Vestibulum vehicula eget nibh ac blandit. Ut vitae velit eget leo tempor hendrerit ac in massa. Aenean enim tortor, sagittis et mi non, sagittis interdum mauris.

Be warned… if you become his student, you will find yourself on a path to the imagination.
 
Jim is one of those people that expects greatness from his students because of his belief that every one of us has an enormous wealth of creativity. His instruction is kind and patient, he always reminds you that you know more than you did yesterday and that you will know still more tomorrow. Jim has become my mentor and my friend. Be warned, you will not just be learning techniques if you become his student, you will find yourself on a path into the imagination.
 
 

Dominica Wasilewska Fisher

lionandthefish.com

Altered Courses

Black & White Artistry

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Black & White Artistry Extended Plus

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Beyond Composition

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Jim helped me to define and pursue my vision…
 
“When I met Jim, I knew right away that there was ‘something’ about him and his work. After seeing his presentation at Out Of Chicago, I decided to take his Black and White Artistry class. The class was a beautiful and powerful experience. Jim helped me to define and pursue my vision and taught me the techniques I needed to perfect my work. Most importantly, he understood me, the person and the artist. I am proud to call him friend and mentor.”
 
 
 

Federica Ghidelli

fgcreativestudio.com

Workshops

Course Name

Course Name

Course Name

Course Name

Course Name

Course Name

He is the master come down from the top of the mountain…
 
“Jim is that rare kind of teaching artist that genuinely cares about each student’s growth and challenges them to maximize the full potential of their photographic material. I can sincerely say I wouldn’t be half the artist had I never crossed paths with Jim’s mentorship and inspiring work. When Jim speaks and engages you, you sit up and listen. He is the master come down from the top of the mountain with the ease and experience to explain both the creative, inner process and the technical skills needed to realize world class, photographic art.”
 
 
 

Jeffery Gabriel Silva

jefferysilva.com

Altered Stories

Channel Mixer Madness!
20 June 2020, 15:50
The Channel Mixer in Photoshop is often overlooked. But in the hands of someone who knows what to do with it, it can be awesome....IF you can figure out a way of reliably getting what you want. I'll show you how to tame it in part one of this two part series.
Read More
Calling All Artists!
20 June 2020, 14:05
"Artist" isn't something you become. It's WHO YOU ARE. Your work is important! Watch this and you'll see what I mean. This is your call to arms.
Read More
Just when I thought I had it all figured out...
05 February 2020, 11:48
Everything always happens all at once. For the artist, it's all fuel for the hopper.
Read More
Art as Ritual
12 March 2019, 13:41
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to translate all the things I’ve learned about the creative process into a pathway that you can use to find your inner artist.
Read More
The Power of the Selective Color Adjustment in Photoshop
19 January 2019, 15:05
The Selective Color Adjustment gives you all kinds of power over your photo. Learn how to use it!
Read More
Photoshop Curves Demystified!
21 December 2018, 19:10
Take the mystery out of the Curves tool in Photoshop. Its the most powerful single editing tool there is. Understanding it makes all the difference.
Read More
The Master and The Teacup: What I learned while Teaching
27 November 2018, 11:25
You never know everything there is to know about anything. Here's how I learned this lesson.
Read More
Why Do My Photos Suck?
16 November 2018, 13:04
This might seem like a crazy thing to say but I get asked this question, in one form or another, all the time. My friend Blake Rudis and I have some practical advice for you.
Read More
Saving Your Scene using Free Transform in Photoshop
10 November 2018, 18:31
Sometimes technique and technical matters get in the way of vision. I had to make a mountain out of a molehill using Free Transform in Photoshop.
Read More