Education FAQs


Booking a review


What can I book during the Online Portfolio Review Month?

You can book an 60 minutes one-on-one online portfolio review. The reviews are always online and one-on-one. The focus of the classes depends on your specific needs. If you are interested in booking longer, or more sessions, please check out our ongoing educational program.

Who are the reviewers?

You can see the full list of reviewers here. They are acclaimed photography professionals. They have extensive experience in doing reviews or any other form of educational experience and are committed to supporting you in your career development.

Do I have to be a professional photographer to book an online review?

No, anyone can book a review. Sometimes it is useful for a reviewer to see photographic work you have already produced, or are producing, but it’s not mandatory.

Do I need to have a profile on PHmuseum?

No, but we do ask you to fill out certain fields of information that we will pass on to the reviewer. We do this so the mentor can prepare the best way possible for the review. In case you want to be eligible for one of the prizes we offer, we do ask you to create a PHmuseum profile and upload your work.


Enrollment and registration


What photography classes can I take?

PHmuseum's online educational program offers portfolio reviews (60 minutes), consultancies (4 x 1-hour sessions) and mentorships (12 x 1-hour sessions). The classes are always one-on-one, with the reviewer/mentor you select for the entire period. The focus of the classes depends on your specific needs, and the goals you set.


Who are the mentors?

You can see the full list of mentors here. These mentors are acclaimed photographers, artists and educators. They have extensive mentoring experience and are committed to supporting you in your career development.


Do I have to be a professional photographer to take an online photography class?

No, but we do recommend that you have some experience producing photographic projects and stories. It is helpful for the mentor to see photographic work you have already produced, or are producing.


What kind of student does well with online photography classes?

Any kind of student can benefit from the online classes. Most important is that you have an open attitude, you are willing to learn, receive critical feedback, and have a desire to grow as a professional. We have a code of conduct that we recommend you read before starting your class.


Do I need to have a profile on PHmuseum?

No, but we do ask you to fill out certain fields of information that we will pass on to the mentor. We do this so the mentor can prepare the best way possible for the class with you. That said, we recommend that you create an account to share work and keep in touch with the mentor on PHmuseum.


How do I enroll?

For both the single class, as well as the consultancies, you simply select your preferred mentor and a moment in the calendar that suits you. You then click on ‘book’ your class, continue to fill out the required information fields, and proceed to payment. Once the payment has been completed you will receive a confirmation email from us. Your mentor will get in touch with you within the next two days.


In what languages can I take a photography class?

With each specific mentor you can see in what languages he or she mentors. For the moment, the PHmuseum online educational program offers classes in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.


Technical requirements


What are the technical requirements for an online photography class?

For the online class to work for both you and your mentor, you need a computer, laptop or suitable mobile device; a good internet connection; Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom (or any other online conference tool, to be agreed upon with your mentor); headphones and a quiet place to take the class.


What do I do if I need technical assistance?

If you have questions prior to your class, contact us at support@phmuseum.com.


Payments


How much does an online photography class cost?

Single class: £79 + VAT. Consultancy: £299 + VAT. Mentorship: £849 + VAT.


When do I have to pay?

You pay when you book your class.


What are acceptable payment methods?

We accept Mastercard, Mastercard Debit, Visa, Visa Debit, Maestro, American Express or PayPal payments. For any further issue drop us a line at support@phmuseum.com.


Is financial aid available?

Not for the moment. Please contact us at support@phmuseum.com if you have questions related to this.


Will I get my money back if I drop a class?

Read about our cancellation and refund policy in the Terms and Conditions (cancellation and refund policy section).


Is there a refund policy if I am not happy with what I have paid for?

No. We don’t refund money in the event that you are not happy with the experience. However, we would like to know what wasn’t (and what was) working for you, so please do contact us at support@phmuseum.com to share your experiences.


Certification


Will I receive a certificate or diploma?

No, for the moment we don’t offer any kind of credit, certificate or diploma. If you are interested in receiving a proof of participation, or have any other questions related to this, contact us at support@phmuseum.com.

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