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Beginning Digital Photography

Bob Montgomery/Eli Vega
For the 35MM and digital camera user who is new to photography. Explore the basics of working with the camera and all of its modes. Focus on aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, ISO and exposure. Discover composition principles to create better photographs. Bring your camera and its owner’s manual. Camera must have an adjustable aperture and shutter speed.

Thu, Apr 9-23, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks                  Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132S01-80373         $99, $3 material fee to instructor (Vega)

Mon, Apr 27-May 11, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks        Parker Campus closed
ARCR 1132 SP1-80372     $99, $3 material fee to instructor (Montgomery)


How to Make Money with Your Photography in Your Spare Time

Eli Vega
Learn to market your photos to meet buyers’ needs, find and contact potential buyers, establish your prices, protect your creative rights, and more. Make extra money with your photography in your spare time.

Tue, Jun 2-16, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks                 Littleton Campus
ARCR 1152S01-80374                         $99, $3 material fee to instructor


Right Brain Photography: A Unique Approach

Eli Vega
Discover new ways of seeing. This fun and interactive course goes beyond f/stops and other basics. Learn the creative aesthetics side of photography, using right brain principles to create the best photo images. Learn Eli’s concepts and paradigms which he has developed to create his images. You will “connect the dots” with in-class activities and when you see samples of his images.

Thu, May 7-21, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1154S01-80375                    $99, $3 material fee to instructor


Photoshop Elements Basics

Amy Folkestad
Learn to organize your images and to enhance and fix your digital photos. Bring your laptop (PC or Mac) preferably loaded with Elements 11 (or a minimum of version 11 or newer) image editing software. Organize and enhance digital photos. Bring images that you would like to use. Manage photos, practice editing tools, explore cover layers, create artistic affects, remove unwanted objects. Check out Amy's work.

Tue, Apr 28-May 5, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks           Littleton Campus
ARCR 1145S01-80376                                         $109

Photoshop Elements II

Amy Folkestad
Expand your skills of Elements and learn to use all the tools offered in this powerful program. Information on “digital darkroom” techniques will be covered in order to help you improve lighting, color, and exposure issues. Learn about levels, non-destructive layers, masks (applying effects or filters to specific areas), blending, color and skin tone corrections and Photomerge. Explore collage techniques and basic graphic design options, such as digital scrapbooking and bookmaking tips. Bring laptop (PC or Mac) with Elements software (a minimum of version 11 or newer), and images you want to improve. Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements Basic class or equivalent understanding. Check out Amy's work.

Tue, May 12-19, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks                  Littleton Campus
ARCR 1146S01-81236                                           $109

Adobe Lightroom 3-5

Amy Folkestad
Learn the digital developing tricks of professionals by turning your computer into a digital darkroom using Lightroom 3-5, the preferred software of professional photographers. This program provides multiple intuitive ways to control the image quality of one single image or entire batches of images, as well as ways to keep a vast collection of images organized. Take this class for fun or use it as a way to expand or start a business. Bring your laptop (PC or Mac) to classes loaded with Lightroom 3-5 as well as images you can work with.

Tue, Apr 14-21, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks                  Littleton Campus
ARCR 1144S01-80845                                           $109


Photography from the Heart: One-Day Workshop

Richard Steckel
Join award-winning photographer, Dr. Richard Steckel and see the world differently forever.  Come away confident that your heart dictates what your eye tells you to photograph. Discover the five key categories of photography. Receive one hour of personal instruction after class and a copy of The Milestone Project Book. Visit “The instructor has such an amazing heart for photography.”

Sat, May 9, 9-3 p.m.                            Littleton Campus
ARCR 1092S01-80557                                 $109

Photographs from the Heart: Be your Family’s Photo Historian

Richard Steckel
Join award-winning photographer Dr. Richard Steckel and learn, share, reflect, and celebrate your photographs. Each class session covers a theme/concept that will be explored during the next week. For example: tangibilizing dignity, cooperation, respect, joy, and sorrows will be examined through photographs you take. Learn through a sense of whimsy, playfulness, and “undiscovered creativity and competence,” in this highly interactive, engaging, and practical class. Use your own digital camera regardless of make and mode. The material fee covers the cost of a book each student will produce.

Thurs, May 14-Jun 4, 6:30 -9 p.m., 4 wks             Littleton Campus
ARCR 1174S01-81789                $109, $25 material fee to instructor

Photographs from the Heart: Photo Safaris

Richard Steckel
Join award-winning photographer Dr. Richard Steckel on a photographic journey. Alternative weeks will be class “photo safaris” to local events (e.g. Cherry Creek Farmers Market, Paris Street market, and Littleton Historical Museum). Participants will apply “photo storytelling” techniques learned in the classroom sessions. Photos will then be shared, analyzed, and appreciated by classmates. Use your own digital camera regardless of make and model.

Fri, May 15-29, Sat, May 16-23, 9-11:30 a.m.    Littleton Campus
ARCR 1133S01-81788           $109, $25 material fee to instructor


Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! All these courses are conducted online. Click on the class links below or visit our online section  to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

Section Numbers Chart:

  • S01 Apr 15
  • S02  May 20

To register for online courses, follow the specific class link and click on 'enroll now.'

Discover Digital PhotographyONLI 1021$119
Travel Photography for the Digital PhotographerONLI 1070$119
Secrets of Better Photography ONLI 1248$119
Introduction to Digital ScrapbookingONLI 2089$119
Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer IONLI 1027$119
Photoshop Elements 12 for the Digital Photographer IIONLI 1030$119
Intermediate Flash CS6ONLI 1037$119
Introduction to Photoshop  CS5ONLI 2207$119
Intermediate Photoshop CS5ONLI 1040$119
Introduction to Photoshop CS6 ONLI 1198$119
Photoshop CS6 for the Digital PhotographerONLI 1220$119
Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II ONLI 1198$119
Intermediate Photoshop CS6 ONLI 2069$119
Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer  ONLI 2058$119
Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer IIONLI 2059$119
Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer IONLI 2065$119
Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer IIONLI 1068$119
Introduction to Lightroom 5ONLI 1069$119
Mastering Your Digital SLR CameraONLI 1099$119
Introduction to Lightroom 4ONLI 2221$119