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

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

Date  |  Thursdays May 14 & 21, 2020

Time  | 6PM – 8:30PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204

Cost  | $160 Non-Member   $145 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.
  • Water bottle and snacks are ok to bring.

This workshop may move to an online format if needed. To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. You will be contacted if the workshop changes formats. If you have any questions about if the workshop possibly being online or navigating the system, please email [email protected] for more information.