Elevate July Fourth walk-about

  • July 4th a.m. Meet & Greet: Camera Basics & Vision
  • July 4th Walk-About during Frisco's Fourth Parade
  • Fireworks Photography
    • Starts as group then you're on your own to explore!
  • Follow-up critique of your images (to be scheduled)
  • Tripods available FREE!

Limited to 5 people! 

NEXT WORKSHOP: July 4th Walk-About


  • ​the Wonders of Photography by Dennis Curtain

* ​This is the textbook I reviewed the manuscript for and am a featured photographer.  

Elevate! series

  • This unique series addresses a new topic each meeting.
  • Sessions are 2 hours and each covers basic techniques of digital photography and digital imaging in your computer.
  • A FREE! field trip and follow-up help & review is included in the price for four classes!
  • Photography EDU materials are included. 

​Visit Elevate CoSpace to learn more and sign up!

Computer Equipment needed


  • ​External Hard Drives (recommend 2 - 1TB)
  • USB thumb drives
  • Laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom

Questions? Contact me!


  • Digital Asset Management...DAM!
  • Storing & Backing Up your images
  • Basics of Adobe Bridge, Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Tweaks, techniques & actions


  • Understanding of why you're picking up the camera in the first place
  • How Aperture & Shutter work in concert for creative outcomes and correct exposure
  • Understanding digital ISO and how to use

Creative Vision:

  • Passion and inspiration for photography
  • Learning to previsualize in your mind and when you're "in the viewfinder"
  • Discovering your personal style
  • Continued inspirations for your vision & style

What's included when you learn with Matt

Camera Equipment needed


  • D-SLR, mirrorless or compact capable of:

​​                • Manual Exposure 

                • Display of Histogram

  • Multiple memory cards

Vision & Seeing topics covered:

  • Compositional guidelines & the math behind the beauty
  • Adapting your vision & Seeing how the camera sees
  • Focal length to capture your vision
  • Getting it right IN the camera, not fixing it in Photoshop
  • Seeing light & learning to meter to capture what you see​
  • Metering, the Zone System & your Histogram

​​​Session 1:What are the Creative Controls and Why they Matter

  • Why are we picking up the camera in the first place? Taking the mystery out of the numbers. 

​Session 2: Understanding the Exposure Triangle

  • Taking the mystery out of Shutter Speeds, F-stops and ISO. Learn how they work together.

​Session 3: Composition and Critique of Your Photography

  • Learn more about composition and have the images you've created critiqued to enhance your eye. 

​Session 4: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom & Field Trip Photo Review

  • Learning the basics about these programs and which is right for you. Visit Adobe and get these great programs for only $9.99 per month. 

ELEVATE! Photo EDU 4-week course hosted by Elevate CoSpace in FriscoDesigned to fit your schedule!

Basic Digital Photography topics covered:​​

  • Basic Camera layout & menus
  • Aperture & Shutter as Creative Controls
  • ​F-stop & Shutter as Exposure Controls
  • ​Exposure meters, Zone System, Histogram
  • Inside the Digital Camera

Photography educator ​Matt Lit and Elevate CoSpace, in Frisco, offer a unique series of photography workshops designed with your photography learning needs AND your schedule in mind. 

Colorado photographer & digital photography education

Matthew Eric Lit

Adobe Bridge/Photoshop/Lightroom:

  • What's the difference?
  • Which program is right for me?
  • Basics of Workflow
  • Digital Asset Management​


A Digital Photography Education partnership with Elevate CoSpace in Frisco & Breckenridge

Photography Education to fit your schedule!

All my lessons include continued access to my videos, plenty of follow-up time for additional questions & photo review (within reason...full portfolio reviews and private tutoring available for a nominal fee.)

Copyright © 1995-2017 Matt Lit  ~  MattLitPhoto.com  ColoradoDogPhotography.com  HolgaToyCamera.com  ArapahoeBasinPhotos.com   FineArtAmerica.com

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.

Before the course starts: 

  • Get out your instruction manual. Learn your camera: 
    • Where the buttons are, what they do and where is the information presented to you. I'm going to teach you about photography but you need to learn your specific camera! 
  • ​Need help finding your instruction manual? Contact me and I'll help you find online.