Date  | Tuesdays January 18 – February 8, 2022

Time  |   6PM – 7:30PM

Location |  ONLINE

Cost  |  $198 Non-Member   $180 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. 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.

Materials Needed:

  • 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

    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 system, please email for more information.