In the Mile High City, we love getting out and about. The great outdoors calls to each of us, and when you can see the mountains from your bedroom window every morning, who wouldn’t answer that call? Grab your camera and snag some great images of the natural beauty of the area and the Denver urban complex that we call home. But first, head to a photography class to hone those camera skills and frame your best images yet.
David Lynn Photography
821 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

www.davidlynnworkshops.com

One of the preeminent photographers in Denver, David Lynn gets great reviews not only because of the unique shots he gets but because of his love of the camera. David Lynn wants you to learn the ins and outs of photography. There are a number of workshops available, ranging from a three-hour Colorado landscape class to a seven-day Florence and Italy workshop! No matter what your preference, you’ll be sure to learn a lot from these classes.

Denver School Of Photography
834 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 780-9709
denverschoolofphotography.com

Denver School of Photography is a great place to take some classes whether you’re just starting out or are a professional photographer. Classes mostly focus on the digital aspect of photography and the computer applications needed to transform your pictures into the best they can be. A wide variety of classes are offered, including digital photography, Photoshop basics, Adobe Lightroom and more. Special workshops and events are also available throughout the year.

Mike’s Camera Photography School
759 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 733-2121
mikescamera.com

Classes are offered at this camera shop just about every day. If you’re particularly interested in wildlife photography, Mike’s Camera often sends classes out to zoos so you can try your hand at shooting the zebras, bears, giraffes and birds out in the open! You can take a class in digital SLR, cell phone photography and more. Once you’re completed your class, pick up any extra items you need from the store itself.

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The University Of Colorado Denver
1250 14th St.
DenverCO 80203
(303) 556-2400
www.ucdenver.edu

If you’re looking for more structured classes, head to University of Colorado Denver, and go for your bachelor of fine arts degree. You’ll receive much instruction on the ins and outs of photography from experts in the field. The photography emphasis of the degree will focus on both traditional and contemporary practices. Facilities include four large wet labs, individual color darkrooms, an RA4 color processor, an alternative process darkroom and a fully-outfitted digital lab with large-format Epson printers.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 837-1341
www.cpacphoto.org

The CPAC is fittingly located in the RiNo Arts District of Denver and “is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all forms and concepts through exhibitions, education and community outreach.” CPAC members get a discount on classes and workshops, which are offered usually a few times a month. Classes range in topic from iPhone photography to tintypes to printmaking. More eclectic classes include photography for fiber artists, salt prints and encaustic photography.

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Jennifer Eberhart is a writer, reader, crafter, traveler and New Yorker. She works in midtown New York City for non-profit organizations. Her degrees are in communication studies and art history.You can contact Jennifer on Twitter at @egyptologist. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.