Yes certainly if you are interested in artistic photography. We do not cover the technical side of photography - there are plenty of other places you can find that information - but we do cover all the artistic principles that photographers need. In fact we have special curriculum that identifies all the lessons that are applicable to photographers who are interested in the artistic side of photography.
Here is a comment we received from one of our students:
I'm a photographer. I'm starting again at the beginning, Apprentice Program Year One, doing what I can with a camera and Photoshop. Some of the lessons are easier to apply to photography than others, but it's all fun. I'm grateful for the inspiration and art training. So much better than anything else I've found.
Barry's convinced me that strong notans are one of the key things to learn to improve my compositions. So, for the past month I've been taking photos every day looking for strong notan designs (usually lit with low, late afternoon sun just before it sets behind the mountain to give me better shadows). Back home, I batch convert them to B&W to pick the one with the strongest notan, and then use Photoshop to make them look good in both color and B&W.
Sometimes I posterize them to see if they're a 3- or 4-value notan. If the scene falls apart at too high a level count, I pick another photo. I used to fuss with parts of the image to lower the level count but it took too long and I'm not sure it helped the image that much. I'm still working on a way to flatten values that looks right in a finished photo.
I'm taking different photos than I did before this project. Overall I think they're better. Studying the notan section has taught me to compose for interesting arrangements of lights and darks within the photograph, which I had not done before. I used to zoom in on everything to simplify the scene. Now I'm taking more wide-angle scenes to have lights and darks to compose. I'm also seeing more shapes and the effects of light and less things-as-subjects.