ONLINE | From Good to Great: Using Formal Elements to Strengthen Your Photographic Eye | April

From Good to Great: Using Formal Elements to Strengthen Your Photographic Eye

Date  | Thursdays April 8 & 15, 2021

Time  | 6PM – 8:30PM

Location |  ONLINE

Cost  | $165 Non-Member   $150 Members

Instructor  |  Rayna Tedford

Skill Level  |  Open to all

In this class we will talk about the formal elements of art and how they apply to photographs.  We will study line, shape, pattern, point of view, object relationship, light and shadow, color, and other elements of art and design that make up the visual language in photographs.  You will have the opportunity to share your photographs and get feedback on what is working, and how you can use your awareness of formal elements so that your eye for composition can become stronger.  Day 1 we will introduce the concepts and discuss the current photos of participants.  Day 2 we will review formal elements and look at photos taken by the participants after the concepts have been introduced and discuss what has changed.

Materials Needed:

    • Five to ten images to share on Day 1, either prints or digital images.
    • Computer (optional)
    • Flash drive (optional)
    • Memory card reader (optional)
    • Paper and pen/pencil for note taking.
    • You will need a camera in between classes to take photos to discuss on Day 2.
    • Zoom account (free) for access to class

Please register as you normally would, and CPAC will update you with links to take your class or workshop as scheduled online. To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email for more information.