Reading and Critiquing Photographs

 Registration is closed for this event
By the end of the workshop, you will have an expanded vocabulary and knowledge base that will enable you to more effectively describe, interpret, and evaluate photographs.


►In this workshop you will learn how to read and critique photographs.

►You will learn about the visual grammar of photographs and how a photograph’s meaning is influenced by subject matter, medium, process, form and context.

►You will heighten your understanding and appreciation of photography by analyzing photographs that span the history of the medium.

►We will review iconic as well as vernacular photographs that are representative of key periods in photographic history, including pictorialism, modernism, and postmodernism.

►Among the questions we will address are:  What constitutes a good photograph? Why are some photographs deemed art and others not? And what criteria should be used to judge a photograph?


Register now for this exclusive 3-hour workshop!

Your Instructor: Terry Nathan

Terry Nathan is a professor in the Art/Science Fusion Program at UC Davis, where he teaches "Photography: Bridging Art and Science." He also has taught landscape photography workshops in California and Texas.  Terry has served as juror and judge for art exhibitions and he has been invited to speak on the art, history, science and practice of photography at several national symposia. Terry's fine art work, which centers on architecture, landscape, documentary and art/science fusion,  has been published in a variety of magazines and shown in several national juried exhibitions.

You can learn more about Terry, and see additional photographs, at his Web site:




November 18 2018 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 95.00
Non-member $ 145.00

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Reading and Critiquing Photographs

You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

Shop on Amazon? Use this link to support us while shopping!


Connect with us on Facebook!