OpenCV with Python3.5 AttributeError: 'cv2.VideoCapture' object has no attribute 'imread'

I'm trying out facial recognition for the first time with python 3.5 and OpenCV and I get this error when I run my code.

  File "/Users/connorwoodford/anaconda3/envs/chatbot/lib/python3.5/site-packages/spyder/utils/site/", line 101, in execfile
    exec(compile(, filename, 'exec'), namespace)

  File "/Users/connorwoodford/Desktop/", line 11, in <module>
    ret, img = cap.imread()

AttributeError: 'cv2.VideoCapture' object has no attribute 'imread'


import cv2
import numpy as np

face_cascade = cv2.CascadeClassifier('haarcascade_frontalface_default.xml')

eye_cascade = cv2.CascadeClassifier('CascadeClassifier')

cap = cv2.VideoCapture(0)

while True:
    ret, img =
    gray = cv2.cvtColor(img, cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)
    faces = face_cascade.detectMultiScale(gray, 1.3, 5)
    for(x,y,w,h) in faces:
        cv2.rectangle(img, (x+y), (x+w, y+h), (255,0,0), 2)
        roi_gray = gray[y:y+h, x:x+w]
        roi_color = img[y:y+h, x:x+w]
        eyes = eye_cascade.detectMultiScale(roi_gray)
        for (ex,ey,ew,eh) in eyes:
            cv2.rectangle(roi_color, (ex, ey), (ex+ew,ey+eh), (0,255,0), 2)

    k = cv2.waitkey(30) & 0xff
    if k == 27: