The Photographer’s Eye – Part 2 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)
Photo by Thomas Alleman

The Photographer’s Eye – Part 2 with Thomas Alleman (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

  • April 22, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 29, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 20, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

In the first part of this course, we scrutinized the essence of “camera vision”. We discussed the mechanics of that vision – the particular attributes of the machine that makes photographs, and how it is similar to but different than the operations of our human optic system, as well as the unique perceptual testimony offered by the resulting photograph, which is a two-dimensional document quite separate from the “real world” it represents. The aim, then as now, was to increase students’ awareness of the photographic process, so they can better control and direct its outcomes.

In this second class, we’ll continue exploring the obstacles and limitations imposed by cameras, lenses, and “film”, and we’ll use lectures, presentations and assignments to learn techniques that overcome and exploit those troublesome realities. On the schedule are discussions of color, abstraction, foreground and background, “the democratic frame”, nominal subject, the qualities of light, ambiguity and misdirection, the power of black, and “the radiant vision”.

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, April 22 – May 27, 6-9 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 10 students
Skill/Experience Level: Prerequisite: The Photographer’s Eye – Part 1, or equivalent experience and instructor approval.
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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