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.

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

Camera Equipment needed


  • D-SLR, mirrorless or compact capable of:

​​                • Manual Exposure 

                • Display of Histogram

  • Multiple memory cards

Vision & Seeing topics covered:

  • Compositional guidelines
  • 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
  • Manipulating lighting for outdoor portraiture
  • Metering, the Zone System & your Histogram

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
  • Composition & the Math behind the beauty
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Inside the Digital Camera
  • Basics of Adobe Bridge, Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Creative Photoshop Techniques

Digital Photography Classes ~ Privates & Small Groups

Weekend Course SCHEDULE

(can be done as a private or in small groups)

Friday evening (meet & greet):

  • Review your existing photos
  • Critique, discuss, start on your vision!


  • ​Morning session on technical/creative tools
  • Break for lunch      
  • ​Evening shoot


  • Morning shoot
  • Critique & Review
  • ​Send offs

Digital Photography Classes ~ Privates & Small Groups

Photographer ​Matt Lit teaches digital photography & vision classes privately and in small groups to fit your schedule. Courses can be custom tailored for you or your small group:

  • Half-day, single or multiple
  • Weekends (Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday all day)
  • Weekends (Saturday & Sunday all day)

Lessons taught: 

  • Basic Digital Photography
  • Vision & Seeing: The Passion & the Art of Photography


  • 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

COURSE FEE  NOW: Only $149

through November 1st. 

one-day WONDER   Course (5 to 6 hour)

Condensed version of weekender. You receive materials for review prior to course date, online & phone time. 

  • ​Morning shoot
  • Break for lunch/Critique & Review of morning shoot/Computer session & tutoring  
  • ​Evening shoot
  • Follow up review

Questions? Contact me!

Computer Equipment needed


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