07 Dec Online | The Photographer’s Eye | January
THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE | JANUARY
Date | Thursdays, January 19 – February 16, 2023
Time | 6PM – 8PM (MST)
Location | ONLINE
Cost | $230 Non-Member | $210 Members
Instructor | Mari Howells
Skill Level | All Levels
Our eyes see the world one way; how the world is shown in a photograph is completely different. In order to make pictures that say something, a photographer needs to understand this key difference. This is the essential point of John Szarkowski’s The Photographer’s Eye (The Museum of Modern Art, 1964).
Through class lectures, weekly shooting assignments, and in-class exercises based on the ideas in Szarkowski’s book, students will dissect the elements of photographic grammar. The problem of communicating through a photograph is solved through the photographer’s decisions about where to stand, when to press the shutter, what to include and exclude, and what part of the subject best speaks to a larger whole. Class exercises will refine the way students observe, take, and read images. The process results in photographs that are more personal and expressive, clearer, and made with a point of view.
- Visual literacy
- Visual storytelling
- How photographs communicate
- Camera (Film, Digital or iPhone)
- Memory or Flash Cards (if using digital)
- Film (if using film camera)
- Computer/Laptop or Tablet
- Flash drive/Hard drive (to transfer photos from your device)
- Notebook and pen for notes
- Zoom account (free) for access to class
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