Colorado photographer & digital photography education

Matthew Eric Lit

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.

Spring 2016


Digital Photography Two

Coming Summer 17

An advanced course to explore more technical aspects and creative vistion.

Register for Breckenridge:
Call: 970-453-6757

Fall 2015

​​​​ ~ ONLINE  ~

ART139 Digital Photography

SELF-PACED w/ deadlines

(ART-139-DS21 (SYN: 02236) Digital Photography I)



  • D-SLR, Mirroless or Compact capable of settings (see above)

COMPARE CAMERAS:​                 COMPARE CAMERAS: Buying a D-SLR Camera

​COMPARE CAMERAS: Buying a Mirrorless Camera

Copyright © 1995-2015 Respective students. Excessive watermarks are to protect my students from their images being copied or stolen due to posting it on my site. 

Course schedule at CMC  ~  SPRING 2017


Student Galleries...

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 (NOTE: Not part of the eFollet system CMC uses!)

LINK: ​The Textbook of Digital Photography (3rd Edition)

ALTERNATE BOOK:The Wonders of Photography:

A resource for contemporary photographers

ART139 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


ART139 Digital Photography

1/26/2017 - 5/4/2017 

Tues & Thurs  7 - 9:35 p.m.

Breckenridge Campus 

(ART-139-BK01 (SYN: 03808) Digital Photography I)

Register for Breckenridge:
Call: 970-453-6757

Photographer Matt Lit teaches every semester at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge and online for CMC's Isaacson School For New Media. 

He has taught at CMC since 1995 including:

  • Documentary Approach to Photographing People
  • Basic Photography ~ Film
  • Advanced Photography ~ Film
  • Multi-media Graphic Design

He is currently teaching: 

  • Basic Digital Photography (ART139) in Breckenridge and Online

Colorado Mountain College   ~   Basic Digital Photography  (ART139 state code)