The Photographer’s Eye – Part 1 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)
Photo by Thomas Alleman

The Photographer’s Eye – Part 1 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

  • February 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 4, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 11, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 18, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • March 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 1, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Photography’s essential artifact – the picture that’s created by a camera and printed on paper or viewed on a screen – is usually said to represent “the real world” faithfully, and with great precision. But those images are only representations; they’re separate from that real world in several very fundamental ways. The way lenses see depth and space; the way cameras understand time and motion; the way two-dimensional prints and screens impose edges and corners on what the camera sees – all that is truly different than our everyday experience of a three-dimensional world that brims with noise and aroma and a multitude of sensations.

How does a photographer cope with the loss of an entire dimension? How does a photographer resolve the iron-clad restrictions that the frame places of his point-of-view? Students in “The Photographer’s Eye” will become aware of the challenges posed by cameras and lenses, and they’ll learn about the solutions that photographers have developed over 150 years of time and trial.

Through lectures and discussions, exercises and assignments, this class will explore the specifics of camera vision in such areas as motion, time, and focus, and we’ll look at hundreds of pictures in order to better understand the frame itself, and the compositional strategies used by other photographers to resolve the demands of those edges and corners.

This course is strictly limited to 10 students.
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

Six Sessions
Dates: Thursdays, February 25 – April 1, 6-9 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $415



This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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