Coaching is a valuable resource that can prompt the artist within to authentically see and communicate through photography.
Whether novices, amateurs, or professionals, many photographers do a great deal of self-study as they grow in their desire to make better photographs. The work of making art requires a person to be a constant self-starter and able to maintain a specific discipline or workflow. These processes touch every aspect of being human, including physical stamina, positive emotional outlook, and mental preparedness.
An artist will also need to be aware of life experiences that will refresh or transform their signature style or photography approach. To do this work in too much isolation, without some level of interaction with others, can make an artist's endeavor daunting.