A colleague of mine once said, “I don’t teach levels, you teach depth.” And I think that describes best what I do.
My philosophy as a teacher is simple: you are already a good photographer and/or artist.
My goal is simply to help you see in a whole new way, to see deeper – a way that takes your artwork to the next level.
Too many of us have had our creativity killed/stifled/jeopardized by some well-meaning teacher.
It has happened to me. Because of that (at one point in my life) I stupidly believed that I would never be an artist. Imagine what a different person I would be had I continued to believe that wrong idea.
It was a tough lesson, and yes it did stifle my creativity for a while. But lesson learned.
Negative teaching (tearing a participant’s work apart) fails bitterly in my books.
But do know that I will suggest and comment to strengthen your artwork. It is YOUR vision that I want to encourage, not mine as each artist sees and creates in their own unique way.
I hope to inspire and reignite your creativity so that you will want to keep producing. It is the thing that will bring you the greatest joy and satisfaction.
I love it when a student’s ability to see shifts into a higher level. I watch their satisfaction, creativity and pride climb.
There are many photographic courses available, choose the right teacher whose work you love, and whose personality and style fit your current and/or future vision.
Yours in creativity!
Helene Anne Fortin