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.
Are there any "live" elements of this class? Do I need to schedule specific times to tune in?
You can do the course entirely on your own schedule - you don't have to be online at any particular time. I’ll give you regular feedback on your posts and you’ll be able to engage with other students - whenever it works best for you to tune in.
What happens if I fall behind my classmates?
There’s no such thing as falling behind in this e-course. 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 your course ends, so you’ll have plenty of time to revisit the content.
Tell me honestly - how good do I need to be for this?
Since The Visionary Portfolio is a conceptual photography course (not a technical class), photographers at every level are welcome. It's never too early to start thinking about how your images work together. The only prerequisite is being comfortable with basic camera operations and knowing how to upload images to your computer.
What's your refund policy?
The Visionary Portfolio is a highly rated e-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.
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.
If I’ve already created a portfolio, will this e-course be of any value to me?
One of my most experienced students (her work is shown in galleries all over the world) has taken this class three times. Why? Because each portfolio is its own. If you’ve already created a portfolio and were disappointed with it, or if you’re feeling drawn to create a brand new body of work, this class will provide guidance and daily support as you’re making your creative decisions.