You don't need to be an official "expert" to share your passion with others!
While announcing the class, Jim was asked: "What makes YOU an expert?"
Jim's answer was: "I don't know that I am, but I'm just sharing with others what I know." And I also know, without even trying, he will be passing along his passion for finding "the" photo. He can't help it... he loves it, and it comes out.
Painting and photography have so much in common, so I find his class interesting.
Here's are some of his class handouts (can click to enlarge):
(example of lighting effects)
(example of movement & reflections)
(example of the Golden Hour)
(example of composition and back lighting)
(example of a macro as subject
matter and lighting effects)
(example of natural framing)
(example of showing size and proportion)
(example of low light
and unusual composition)
And lastly, one of my favs: an old tough craggy tree above Crater Lake, Oregon. To me, it speaks of strength, determination, and power. No matter what, it's there, strong and proud. For whatever reason, that speaks to my heart, and I cheer it on.
(example of drama with silhouettes)
Happy painting, even if you don't feel you are an "expert",