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.

COURSE FEE  NOW: Only $149

through November 1st. 

Computer Equipment needed


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

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

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

Digital Photography Classes ~ Privates & Small Groups


  • 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

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

Questions? Contact me!

What's included when you learn with Matt

Colorado photographer & digital photography education

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


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

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.)

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

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

Camera Equipment needed


  • D-SLR, mirrorless or compact capable of:

​​                • Manual Exposure 

                • Display of Histogram

  • Multiple memory cards