5.0 (2)
2 employees
18 years in business

About this pro

You want to make better photographs with your phone or digital camera. I love teaching, and learning. We take our time in our sessions. Our focus is on your projects, and improving how you see. 

1) Working closely together, we talk about your needs. We design visual projects. You post your work, and I consult on your schedule, giving feedback, coaching, tips and resources. We connect by phone, and on social media. 
2) We'll discuss topics of your choice: best gear, lighting, web photography, composition, marketing, web presence, portfolio development, and your unique workflow needs.

3) I enjoy working with students, and have been teaching photography for 25 years. I attend workshops and upgrade my own skills and gear. I'm an Adobe Certified Expert, teach PS and LR, and write for Apogee Photo Magazine.

Social: https://www.facebook.com/jim.austin1

I love the exchange with students, learning from them and seeing them deepend their experience and skills

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Provincetown , MA 02657
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2 Reviews


  • Denise

    Jim is a great photographer and instructor. He explains things in a way that make it easy to understand and is very patient. His honest constructive critiques student work add to the learning experience. I have worked with Jim for nine years and he has helped me improve my approach to photography tremendously. Plus, he’s a very nice person.

  • Sally Van Natta

    Jim is patient and has a wealth of info. If he doesn't know something, he gets back to me with an answer promptly. He is very flexible about meeting your schedule and about what areas of photography you want to cover, what projects or books you want to do. He is a fine teacher and after 5+ years and several series of lessons. I've seen my photography improve and enjoy the whole process of making picture more personally sayisfying.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We build success with brief, fun steps and exercises. First, we discuss about what YOU need. We make a plan. Then, creating photo experiences in portrait, landscape, macro and lighting we take your vision to a higher level.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a masters degree, have taught at University of Colorado 5 years, and have been teaching photography online for 15 years to students worldwide. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Consultation is free for the first meeting by phone. Lessons start at $20 per session. 

How did you get started teaching?

I was an assistant professor in the Design Deparment of Colorado University, teaching photography and design. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Children, adults in adventure photo workshops, urban professionals, stay at home Dads and Moms, people from countries all over the world. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We had a birding photo adventure in SE USA. We had a photography walk in Saint Augustine. I taught a conference hall in Melbourne Florida on creative photography. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

See if you like the teacher first, and see if the teacher listens, empathizes and understands your needs. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are my goals and what skills do I want to learn. 

Lessons offered

Photoshop Classes Photography Classes Adobe Lightroom Classes