- I love teaching – and yet have limited time.
- I have several photo projects needing work – and yet have limited funds.
- I have many people asking to assist and intern and put on classes and workshops – and yet there is only me.
Stepping up to the plate
I recognize I’m not the best photographer and so my establishment of a school should not be a belief that I am the most qualified.
Merely that I’m the most willing to actually make it happen, the most creative to think it up, and the most crazy to actually try it.
Not sure what the name is, so for now it’s either Jarvie U or jDigital U – I’m open to input
I have grand ambitions how this project/school/opportunity can help everyone
- Help each student become great photo editors and great photographers
- Help with my work on my photography
- Help with the ATP and ETW projects
- Build a community that exercizes pay it forward learning
- Build a community that actively seeks new, exciting and creative learning experiences
- Build a school experience that actively promotes the students and a community that promotes eachother.
- Build a community that can point to an achievement that garners respect and attracts attention for the members of the community.
- Build a community of photographers who believe excellence of craft before deception, who improve their craft and respect for their clients and therefore improve the name and the art of photography.
- It can also help other photographers and of course people looking for photographers.
It’s more than an internship becuase it includes
- Field Trips
- Photo Trips
- Assisting experiences (with many photographers)
- Reviews, critiques, QA
- And many more benefits
Yet it is still somewhat an internship
- Because student-interns still come and assist in the office learning first hand Photo Editing and Photo workflow and also emphasize in another area of their choice.
How this can be done? (How can Scott stay sane)
Since there are many student-interns we can have classes each week and that makes it so I don’t have to train each person individually.
Pay it forward training also means new students can be trained by experienced students which provides experienced students with even a greater understanding of each field.
I’ll still be busier than ever setting up classes on countless photographic subjects, doing 1 on 1 reviews, setting up field trips on photographic subjects and photo trips for photographic experiences.
I’ll also be making sure there’s always something for interns to be assisting with.
I also believe the intense experience will teach me tons and stretch me beyond where I’m presently comfortable.
I also hope it inspires others to share and teach others what they know and be creative about it… no matter what they know great or small.
Who it’s for
People in Northern Utah (Office in Lehi)
People who are passionate about photography and want to learn more
People who are dedicated and will see it through.
People who have time (even if you opt out of the internshipoffice-work portion you still need time for the classes and other experiences to make it worth while)
How much time? At least 20hrs a month to dedicate.
When does it start? First students starting this month. Future batches in the months to come, so if it’s not right for you now check back later.
How to get involved or learn more?
I have written a couple of rough documents about the project.
Experience (not formatted yet, so hopefully it still makes sense)
email me at email@example.com
Remember it can help more than just the students.
If you’re an educator, a photographer or someone looking for a photographer ask me how it can help you.