Taking A Pic

Understanding the Aesthetics & Mechanics of Photography

In this three-part workshop we will focus on your artistic vision and how to capture it with clarity. We will make sense of the manual settings on your digital camera and by doing so, you will become better equipped to articulate your ideas within the frame. Manual camera settings, exposure control, and some post processing using Adobe Lightroom will be covered.

In weekly group critiques, we will share our successes and struggles through constructive conversation. Students must have access to a digital camera that is capable of adjusting f-stops and shutter speeds.

Andrew K. Howard, a native Cape Codder, has been making photographs for over 50 years. “Andy” has recently retired from teaching at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts where he taught photography for 43 years. He was a Professor of Art and Co-Chair of the Art and Art History department at Wheaton.
Andy has also worked commercially with clients such as IBM, Tenneco, Crown Plaza-Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Boston Whaler, Cape Dory Yachts, Safety First, and many others, making photographs for advertising and public relations both in studio and on location.

The recent focus of his work is the American West. He has traveled to and photographed numerous locations in Arizona, Utah, California, and New Mexico. Howard has also spent considerable time photographing in New England, particularly Cape Cod, in Alaska, and in Ireland, where he taught intensive art making courses to Wheaton students at the Burren College of Art. He currently teaches workshops on concept development, helping students reach their personal and professional artistic goals. He is a frequent judge for camera clubs and lectures on a variety of topics to organizations and clubs interested in photography.
Andy’s work has won numerous awards and can be found in personal and institutional collections. To learn more, visit Andy's website.



Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org