Tutorials are individual learning opportunities that can be completely crafted by the student. From camera techniques to software to lighting techniques to website construction, students have the opportunity to work one on one with an instructor to accomplish their educational goals.Schedule a Tutorial
You choose the meeting time and place (online, at PPAC, off-location).
You choose the subject/topic and goals to be accomplished.
You choose the instructor from our list of highly-trained professionals.
To schedule an Individual Tutorial, contact Education Director Josh Brilliant. Once your tutorial has been scheduled, your instructor will reach out by email to review your goals.
Our instructors are highly trained professionals who specialize in various fields of photography. Learn more about each instructor below. If there is a specific instructor you’d like to work with, please indicate in your email.
Josh Brilliant is an artist and educator originally from New Jersey. He received his BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, his MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, and his MFA in Studio Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has taught courses in art history, photography and art criticism. He currently teaches at The College of New Jersey.
Gregory Eddi Jones is an artist, critic, and the editor and publisher of In the In-Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography. As an artist, Jones has exhibited internationally. His first self-published book, Another 26 Gas Stations, is included in over three dozen institutional photobook collections throughout the United States. As a writer and publisher, Jones has produced hundreds of interviews and reviews of leading contemporary photographers. | http://www.gregoryeddijones.com/
Jill Galloway Sherman, originally from upstate New York, moved to Philadelphia after receiving her M.F.A. in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. For the past fifteen years, Jill has been working as an educator and artist throughout the Philadelphia area. Currently, Jill works as an Adjunct Photo Professor at Saint Joseph’s University, an Instructor at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and a freelance photography consultant. Over the years, Jill has taught many photography classes specializing in digital practice, printing, Lightroom and Photoshop. She received her B.A. from Hartwick College, with a concentration in sculpture and photography. | https://www.jillgallowaysherman.com/
Cally Iden is a conceptual artist who works with mapping and identity. From aerial photography, to satellite images, to portraits from the ground, her most recent body of work is an investigation of the boundaries and incongruities of the human occupation of the landscape. She received a BFA from The Cooper Union in 2002 and an MFA in Photography from the Tyler School of Art in 2012. Currently, she teaches Digital Imaging at Tyler School of Art, and freelances as a photographer and videographer.
David Johanson is a Philadelphia-based photographer. Since 2010 he has taught at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Previously he held faculty positions at Millersville University, University of the Sciences, and North Park University. He holds an MFA in photography from Ohio University. His interests include the history of photography, documentary film, architecture, the Renaissance, carpentry, steam locomotives, home renovation, good food & baseball.
Erik is the owner and instructor at EJM Photography located in southwest New Jersey. EJM Photography creates personalized portraits, inspirational images, and provides photographic coverage for special events and weddings. Additionally, Erik has showcased his photography at various art galleries, colleges and community events over the past 20 years. www.ejmphoto.com
Danielle Morris is a self-taught photographer who mainly works in street and self-portraiture. Danielle is a teaching artist in Drexel University’s Writers Room, a university-community literary arts program engaged in creative placemaking and art for social justice. Danielle contributed to the 2018-19 “Women’s Mobile Museum” residency led by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. She has exhibited at the Colored Girls Museum’s (2019), the 2018 SPACES Residency, “Home Court” lead by visual artist Shawn Theodore, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and The Barnes Foundation.
Louise works in the industry of photography as well, documenting the work of professional artists who work in a range of mediums such as ceramics, installation, painting, etc. This career path started when Louise was involved in the arts community at Slippery Rock. Photographing work for friends grew into her passion, a passion to capture art as it is bare to the eye. Louise O’Rourke received her B.F.A. with an emphasis in photography from Slippery Rock University attended graduate school at Ohio University. | www.louiseorourkephotography.com
Haigen G. Pearson is an artist currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA. With a pop-culture fascination and a complicated relationship with consumerism, his work explores these cultural phenomena through a multidisciplinary approach of photography, video, sound, and graphic design. He received his BFA in Photography & Digital Imaging from the University of Utah and his MFA in Photography from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. | http://www.haigen.co/
Paul Rider has lifelong roots in the Philadelphia area and earned his BFA in Photography from Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA., (now University of the Arts). He received his MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA.
Nicole Schwartz is a female photographer from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. She was first taught photography at the age of six by her late grandfather. After her grandfather’s death in 2007, her hobby became her passion and it prompted Nicole to continue her education in Photography. In 2014, she graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Photography and minors in art history and entrepreneurship with honors. Nicole was awarded the coveted T.C. Colley Award for Photographic Excellence from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 and graduated from RISD with her MFA in photography in 2017. She currently teaches in New Jersey and Philadelphia.Working in discrete series, Rider creates his imagery by constructing still life in the studio utilizing found objects and also through the use of abstract and documentary photographic styles. The compelling issue that has driven his work, is the interface and struggle between nature and manmade urban culture. All of his photographic projects share an elegant, visually compelling narrative and strong thoughtful, almost sculptural, composition.
Danna Singer is a working fine artist, educator and curator from Toms River, New Jersey. She received her BFA in from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and received her MFA from Yale University. She has worked on photographic projects for Yale University, the ACLU and the New Yorker, among others. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. | http://dannasinger.photoshelter.com/
Anthony Wood has been a freelance photographer in the Philadelphia area for over 25 years. He has worked in many areas of photography including location shooting for editorial, corporate and non-profits, documentary, and fine art. His interests include traditional street photography, portraits of all kinds and photo illustration. | www.anthonywoodphotography.com
Keith Yahrling is an artist based in Philadelphia who received his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was selected as a finalist for the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography and was selected as one of PDN’s 30: New & Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2015. He most recently exhibited work at Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA and Silver Eye, Pittsburgh, PA and has been included in group exhibitions at the Aperture Foundation, the Perkins Center for the Arts, and the Annenberg Space for Photography. Working in discrete series, Rider creates his imagery by constructing still life in the studio utilizing found objects and also through the use of abstract and documentary photographic styles. The compelling issue that has driven his work, is the interface and struggle between nature and manmade urban culture. All of his photographic projects share an elegant, visually compelling narrative and strong thoughtful, almost sculptural, composition.