Frequently Asked Questions
How much time do I need to put in?
We each learn and process information at our own pace, so I’m hesitant to put a number on it, but my broad estimation is that you’ll make the most of this course if you spend at least two hours a week on the lessons and your weekly assignment.
What happens if I fall behind my classmates?
As far as I’m concerned, there’s no such thing as "falling behind." Art doesn’t unfold on a timetable, so there will be absolutely zero pressure to rush or force things in this class. You'll have access to all the lessons for three full years after the course ends, so you can repeat them as many times as you like.
What kind of camera do I need?
All cameras are welcome! You don’t need anything fancy to take this course. In fact, the simpler, the better! DSLRs, point-and-shoots, camera phones, pinhole cameras made from oatmeal boxes – I have a strict equipment nondiscrimination policy. If it makes you happy to shoot with it, you've got the right gear for this class.
Tell me honestly: How good do I need to be for this?
Since Light Atlas is a conceptual photography course (not a technical class), photographers at every level are welcome. It's never too early to start seeing the world as an artist does. The only prerequisite is being comfortable with basic camera operations and knowing how to upload images to your computer.
What is your refund policy?
Light Atlas is a highly-rated course that many students take more than once. If you need to leave class for any reason, your registration is transferrable to another session of the same course. Because you'll get access to the course and all the course resources (and because you'll get to keep your access for three full years), your registration isn't refundable or transferrable to a different course offering.
I'm an experienced photographer. Is this class a good fit?
Many experienced photographers take Light Atlas to reinvigorate their vision when they're feeling a bit stagnant. Since the class is about deepening your relationship with your photography (and the way you're seeing the world), even photographers with many decades of experience will benefit.