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.

Mon, June 16-30, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks        Littleton Campus     closed
ARCR 1132M01-58290                              $99, $3 material fee to instructor (Montgomery)

Wed, July 16-30, 6-8:45 p.m., 3 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1132M02-59216                              $99, $3 material fee to instructor (Vega)


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 9 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, July 15-22, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks              Littleton Campus
ARCR 1145M01-58551                            $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 9 or newer), and images you want to improve. Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements Basic class or equivalent understanding. Check out Amy's work.

Tue, July 29-Aug 5, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks         Littleton Campus
ARCR 1146M01-58552                             $109

Photoshop CS5 or CS6

Amy Folkestad
Learn to utilize the full version of Photoshop. Explore file types, color profiles, workflow and organization tips, including the use of Bridge. Discover layers, effects (such as drop shadows, bevels, and artistic filters), the clone stamp, text options, color swatches, clipping masks, layer masks, how to group layers, actions, and other commonly used features of the program. Bring your laptop (PC or Mac), preferably loaded with CS5 or CS6. Check out Amy's work.

Tue, Aug 12-Sep 2, 6-9 p.m., 4 wks     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1158M01-59217                          $179

Adobe Photoshop 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. Check out Amy's work.

Wed, Aug 6-13, 6-9 p.m., 2 wks      Littleton Campus
ARCR 1144M01-59218                   $109


Photo Safaris

Richard Steckel
Join award-winning photographer ( and learn, share, reflect, and celebrate YOUR photographs. 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. Receive 30 days of free “loving photo critique” and a free copy of a Milestones Project book.

Sat, July 12-Aug 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6 wks   Littleton Campus
ARCR 1133M01-59220                                            $129, $20 material fee to instructor


Secrets to Great Travel Photos

Ron Stern
Well-known travel photojournalist Ron Stern ( shares the secrets to taking great pictures. Learn basic camera operations the pros use and practice techniques. Explore the techniques of framing, when to use fill flash, reflectors, and manual settings for more versatility. Discover natural lighting and discuss low-cost methods to create a full-color, hardcover photo book of your images.

Mon, Aug 4, 5-7 p.m.                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1151M01-58266           $49


Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! Ask us how to try the first lesson of a course for FREE! 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     April 15
  • S02     May 20

For all online courses: remember to include course number (below), section number (above), course title and course start date when registering and completing your registration form.

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
Introduction to Photoshop CS4ONLI 1030$119
Intermediate Photoshop CS4ONLI 1037$119
Introduction to Photoshop  CS5ONLI 2207$119
Intermediate Photoshop CS5ONLI 1040$119
Photoshop Elements 10 for the Digital Photographer ONLI 1068$119
Photoshop Elements 10 for the Digital Photographer II ONLI 1069$119
Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer ONLI 2210$ 119
Photoshop Elements 9 for the Digital Photographer IIONLI 2221$119
Introduction to Photoshop CS6 ONLI 1198$119
Photoshop CS6 for the Digital PhotographerONLI 1220$119
Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II   
Intermediate Photoshop CS6 ONLI 2069$119
Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer  ONLI 2058$119
Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer IIONLI 2059$119