Picture It Adventures, LLC

Picture It Adventures, LLC

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Greetings. I'm Jill, and I loved every minute of teaching photography at a private college for more than 30 years--darkroom, digital, retouching, image composition, and social justice photography. Emerging photographers who want to master camera functions and develop a deep understanding of what makes a quality photograph, along with post-processing and retouching, would be ideal to work with. I hold a BA, MA, and MFA. I recently retired as Professor Emeritus.

Now, as I enter retirement, I have created a business, Picture it Adventures, LLC, to continue coaching those eager to turn a hobby into a solid, marketable skill. My #1 goal is the help my students and mentees know how to move from snapshots to art-quality photographs. My students have won national awards, been shown in galleries all around the country, and many have started very successful photography businesses.

PIA also takes photographers at all levels on photo expeditions. In April 2020 we will be going to Costa Rica for 9 days to photograph the rainforest, rivers, volcanoes, wildlife, and so much more.

You can see a sampling of my travel photos at https://pictureitadventures.com

When a student really makes the switch from taking snapshots to thinking through creating a quality, keepsake photograph, I am overjoyed. Artistic expression is good for the soul, no matter if you're taking dog photos or wedding shots or the best blooms in your garden.


1 employee
4 years in business
Serves Milwaukee , WI
Offers online services


Interest in additional skills

Photoshop skills, Improve knowledge of lighting, Improve scene composition

Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Photography type

I can make recommendations, Portraits, Action, Black and White, Wildlife / nature photography, Time-lapse, Beginner basics

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

    0 reviews

    Ashley H.

    Jill always took the time to review photos in detail. In this process she always stated positives and gave her professional suggestion on how to improve skills with photo taking and photo editing. She took this process a step further by also taking the time to explain various Photoshop techniques step by step. I miss being one of her photo students!
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    January 11, 2020

    Sandra D.

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    January 10, 2020

    Jazmine B.

    When I first started to dabble with photography I assumed it was easy pick up the camera and shoot but I was totally wrong! After taking a class with Jill, I learned how to capture a story with a picture. She was also the person that save my laptop from being thrown out of a window when it came to editing. I’ve never met someone so patient and kind in my life. Thank you Jill!
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    January 10, 2020

    Maggie W.

    Jill is an incredible teacher, maybe teacher isn’t even the right word as she is so much more than that. She works hard to ensure a deep and positive experience for her students and goes above and beyond to help them reach their potential.
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    January 10, 2020

    Korin J.

    Very attentive, informative
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    January 10, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    1. Discover what their goals are.

    2. Determine where they are in the process of achieving those goals--starting out, on their way, or in need of some fine-tuning.

    3. Find out their learning style. Do they learn best one-on-one, in-person, on-line, with lots of examples, watching tutorials, experimenting on their own then getting feedback, or some other method?

    4. Develop a learning plan with students to make sure they are involved in the approach and comfortable with how we'll proceed.

    5. Mentor students through the first learning unit.

    6. Provide developmental feedback that notes what students are doing well and what areas they might explore more.

    7. Elicit feedback on their satisfaction with their work and with my mentoring style.

    8. Move forward from there.

    Three college degrees and 30+ years professional practices.

    It is entirely dependent on what the students' goals are and how they want to approach their learning.

    When I was in third grade the teacher let me erase the blackboard. I knew from that moment on I wanted to teach.

    Services offered

    Adobe Photoshop