Education


PSA Education Programs Overview

Director of Education


Jon Fishback
PSA provides many opportunities to educate their members. This is a members-only benefit and may require a membership number or password before enrollment in specific courses or access to certain information. All of these benefits may be accessed by PSA members through My PSA.

PSA volunteers and services can assist members in a variety of ways.

  • If you are interested in taking an online course, select Online Course Descriptions.

  • If you want to have an image evaluated, select Image Evaluation.

  • For assistance in delving into a photographic specialty such as Macro or Panoramics, select Mentors

  • For assistance in ways to use your photography skills such as photo websites, exhibitions, or publishing books, select Consultants

  • To borrow a tape or DVD from the PSA Program library in order to educate yourself or your club, select PSA Program Library

  • To learn from your fellow photographers in an informal study group, select Division Study Groups.

Select your area of interest, below. All titles in Red are linked to the appropriate page on this website.

Online Course Descriptions

Anyone can click the PSA Online Course Descriptions to read about the online courses PSA offers or see a list of graduates from each, but only PSA members who have logged in can access the enrollment forms.

Image Evaluation

PSA members have a personalized image evaluation service that is useful to the photographer who wants to hone his or her skills. This service is especially helpful if the maker would like to know just what constitutes an acceptable image in one of the PSA Divisions, or for previewing images before entering them in a club competition or PSA-recognized exhibition. You can choose one of four areas in which to be evaluated:
  • Pictorial
  • Nature
  • Photojournalism
  • Photo Travel

Mentors

PSA members who wish to explore a specific photography topic, whether this is a new interest or a topic that the member has previously explored, have available PSA members who have experience regarding the topic and are willing to share their expertise as a Mentor. The exploration of this limited photography topic takes place via email and may include the sharing of images.

Consultants

Many PSA members have taken numerous images and wish to explore ways to utilize their photographs, other members have vast photography experience and wish to use their photography skills to benefit their community. PSA members who have experience in these areas have been identified and they are available as Consultants to share their experiences and help other members.

PSA Program Library - for PSA Members or for PSA Member-Clubs

PSA members and member-clubs may borrow popular PSA programs for presentation at events.

Division Study Groups

The goal of the division study groups is to provide PSA members the opportunity to share and improve their knowledge and skills. The following division Study Groups are available to PSA members: