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

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.  

Adobe Bridge/Photoshop/Lightroom:

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

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. 


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. 

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.

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! 


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.)