NEWEST! 8th Annual International Color Awards One honorable mention in Americana category and 6 nominations. Five in Americana and one in Sports category.

8th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards Nominated in categories…People & Sports.

• 2016 International Krappy Kamera at SoHo Gallery, NYC  Dog Spirit

7th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards Nominated in four categories…Fine Art, People, Photojournalism & Sports;
6th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards Nominee in People, Honorable Mention in Sports
Earlier International Black & White Spider Awards      

     ~  Boys at the Circus

     ~  Sisters - Dreams of our Childhoods

Center for Fine Art Photography ~ Portrait

    (judged by photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark)
the Art of Seeing book  Coors Field & Santa Fe Plaza - Dreams of Our Fathers
International Unrefined Light Exhibition  Pallavacini Lift & Coors Field - Dreams of Our Fathers
Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) Honorable Mention - Dreams of our Fathers - Santa Fe Plaza
International Denver International Airport Invitational 2008: Mountain Guide

International Denver International Airport Invitational 2009: Pallavacini Lift
Center for Fine Art Photography Colorado Photographers Exhibition (Portfolio Award & Exhibition): "Dreams of our Childhood”

WPPI International Competition Wedding Photography - Humor Category (3 images)

• WPPI International Competition Dog Photography ~ "the Bear"

Matt Lit Photo • Colorado Dog Photography • Wedding Photojournalism • Digital Photography Education

Copyright © 1995-2017 Matt Lit  ~

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use of photography prohibited by laws in the United States and Europe. Please respect my copyright and that of my students.

Hi. About me? Well...I've been doing this for a long time! I picked up a camera at 17 years old and started selling photos to the local papers. In college I earned reputation for spot news photography. I've shot from choppers, mountain tops, airplanes, boats and hanging off rock walls. I've had the opportunity to photograph a president...though no one liked that guy anyway.

For more about that stuff, look at my resumé. I'll give you a hint: Besides photography: Writer, editor, designer, executive director, creator of non-profit. To see what sparks my life enjoy the photos!

Now, I focus mostly on teaching others the art and business of photography. I mentor a number of former students and other up-and-coming photographers whose work blows me away. And that idea - of being blow away by great photography - is why I love to teach. Every semester I've taught, since 1995, I have always had at least one student blow me away with their vision. 

Beyong teaching, I photograph dogs and focus on my Holga Toy Camera fine art. I still shoot wedding photojournalism for the right couples. I love capturing the right couple, in a church, in the middle of nowhere, on a dogsled, in a field of horses, on a River.

You get the idea. 

Thanks for giving me a moment. 

About Photographer Matt Lit

RESUME overview


2017-present    Faculty: Photography        
Community College of Denver
  JOU121    Photojournalism

1995-present    Faculty: Photography        

Colorado Mountain College & Isaacson School For New Media
ART 143    Basic Digital Photography

    ART 138 - Photography I - Intro to SLR photography & basic B&W darkroom skills.
    ART 139 - Digital Photography - Digital photography, Digital Asset Mgt., Basic Photoshop/Lightroom
    PHA 213 - Interpretive Portrait - Photographing people with a documentary approach


   • Vice President of Adjunct Affairs 

   • Adjunct Peer Mentorship Program         •  Adjunct "A-Train" training website developer

2013: Textbook Manuscript Review & Featured Photographer

  • The Wonders of Photography by long-time author Dennis Curtain

2008-2010    Founder & Executive Director        Lake Dillon Art Center
    • creation of business plan, formation of 501(c)(3) non-profit & all associated legal work;
    • social media awareness, branding, creation and maintenance of website, public relations, marketing        programs including development, design and implementation;
    • political activism & involvement, assisted in founding of Dillon Business Association;
    • art programming development, costing & implementation; management of artists for Open Studios program, workshops, exhibitions; creation of galleries (gallery 108, gallery la riva, OBSCURA: for personal photography); creation of monthly First Friday art exhibitions, curating, marketing, hosting.

1994 - 2010      A Lit Production, Inc.                   Owner: Photographer, Designer, Janitor & Dog Treats

1991-1993        Breckenridge Magazine                     Managing Editor & Photographer
1991-1993        Rocky Mountain News, AP                  Contracted Stringer
1991                 Black Star Agency                               Contracted Stringer, Israel
1990-91           Fort Collins Coloradoan                      Contracted Staff Photographer
1988-90           Summit Newspapers                            Chief Photographer/Writer/Columnist
1985-87           Taos News                                            Regional Editor/Photographer
1982-84           Arizona Republic, Phoenix Gazette     Northern Arizona Stringer Photographer
1981-84           Arizona Daily Sun                                 Staff & Contracted Stringer Photographer