Colorado Mountain College

Learn Digital Photography the right way!

I teach every semester at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge and online for CMC's Isaacson School For New Media. My approach starts with why you're picking up an advanced camera in the first place! Taught in an order that makes sense I guide you through the process with proven success. Many of my students have gone on to shoot professionally (I continue to mentor them!) or to enhance their own personal photography vision.

He has taught at CMC since 1995 including:

  • Basic Digital Photography (state code: ART139)
  • Documentary Approach to Photographing People
  • Basic Photography ~ Film
  • Advanced Photography ~ Film
  • Multi-media Graphic Design

 

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ART139 Basic Digital Photography

RT139 Basic Digital Photography ~ Course Overview

  • Basic Camera layout & menus
  • Aperture & Shutter as Creative Controls
  • ​F-stop & Shutter as Exposure Controls
  • ​Exposure meters, Zone System, Histogram
  • Composition & the Math behind the beauty
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Inside the Digital Camera
  • Basics of Adobe Bridge, Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Creative Photoshop Techniques

Course features a number of video tutorials, Powerpoint outline and other digital learning materials.

 

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Gear For Class

ART139 Basic Digital Photography ~ What you need

  • Digital camera able to shoot in Manual Exposure Mode, capture RAW file format and display Histogram. Not sure? Call Matt! 
  • Memory cards (more than one recommended...recommend: Lexar or Sandisk)
  • USB thumb drives (one or two at least 16GB)
  • ​(2) 1 TB external hard drives (MUST HAVE)

BOOK REQUIREMENT 

CAMERA INFORMATION: YOU CAN NOT USE A CELL PHONE CAMERA FOR THIS COURSE!

  • D-SLR, Mirroless or Compact capable of settings

COMPARE CAMERAS: DPreview.com Buying a D-SLR Camera

​COMPARE CAMERAS: DPreview.com: Buying a Mirrorless Camera

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Current Class Offerings

~ BRECKENRIDGE ~

ART139 Digital Photography

9/11 - 12/13/2018 

Tues & Thurs  7 - 9:20 p.m.

Breckenridge Campus 

(ART-139-BK01 SYN: 12256) Digital Photography I

Register for Breckenridge:
Call: 970-453-6757

​​​​ ~ ONLINE  ~

ART139 Digital Photography

SELF-PACED w/ weekly critique & deadlines

NOT OFFERED IN FALL

ART-139-DS21 (XXXXX) Digital Photography I​​

 

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Student Galleries

Student Gallery Slideshow