Welcome to, my photography education website.

I have a social-worker personality—so everything here—and there's a lot here—is free.

I suck at self-promotion (that social-worker personality)—so please spread the word if you like something here.

If you have a question, Ask Jim.

Have fun!

Teaching Credentials

Students say I'm patient, adaptable to their needs, and can be asked any question without embarrassment.

About my books and tutorials, students say they're clear.

My other teaching credentials are . . .

• This website.

• Many years of teaching at the International Center of Photography (Bio), 92nd St. Y, and elsewhere.

• Years ago, I taught young people at the Nightingale-Bamford School and the Trevor Day School.

• Counseling training at New York University (B.S.S.W, 2000, summa cum laude; M.S.W., 2002).

Here are some of my photographs:

My garden

Grid Views


NY Botanic Garden

Central Park


Chelsea Gallery Crawl

DIA - Beacon

And ?

Three hour jaunts are $235.

You can bring a friend or two—at no additional charge.

Inquire at Ask Jim.


Digital 1 at ICP is on Monday evenings, for 10 sessions, from April 21st to June 30th.

This course introduces beginners to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography . . . more.

Student Letter

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Got a Photo Question?


I welcome your questions about digital photography, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, and printing.

Click Ask Jim.


PSE: Anti-aliasing, Eraser Tools

Of Interest

Is This the Happiest Photo Ever Made?

Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Finalists

Celebrities Who Look Like Mattresses (!)