At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, an resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes.
Available in more than 30 cities across the nation, Chimpsy's two-hour crash course features a hands-on shooting session and campfire-style presentation on topics ranging from camera anatomy to photo composition. For home study, online classes help photographers—beginners and aspiring pros alike—get more from their pictures through two-hour video tutorials that cover photo-editing software, shooting tips and techniques, and steps on how to build a photography business. From the comfort of their bedrooms, students can watch these professional photographer-led tutorials live or replay previously recorded sessions. Along with instructional classes, Chimpsy offers shutterbugs a place to submit photos for contests with monthly prizes or for feedback from peers, pros, and sentient picture frames.
Laura Monahan comes from an artistic family, and spent her youth practicing sculpture, oil painting, pottery, and what turned out to be her ultimate passion: photography. Her ability to preserve candid moments has left an indelible impression—she has a published portfolio on three continents and product lines appearing at national retailers such as Hallmark and JCPenney. Laura’s photo shoots always take place outdoors, capturing newborns, older kids, and families in soft, natural lighting and poses that never appear unnatural. Her settings span the country from San Diego’s foamy beaches to Denver’s red-rock sunsets and into the Midwest’s autumn leaves, and she holds mom's night out events all over the country, including in Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver.
Husband-wife team Bill and Kelli Nixon have captured unforgettable moments at hundreds of weddings. Bill, who served for years as a wedding cinematographer, has an excellent eye for lighting, while Kelli is known for her keen sense of timing and framing, making them a powerhouse team when it comes to shooting everything from engagement pics to family portraits to clown college graduation photos. And, in addition to immortalizing special events, the pair also breaks down all the techniques involved with capturing that perfect shot during digital photography workshops for budding photographers.
An active Denver photographer since 1985, Bart Levy imparts hard-won wisdom to aspiring photographers in upbeat, three- or four-hour workshops. In these workshops, the seasoned shutterbug demystifies DSLR cameras, teaching pupils how to harness ISO speeds, manual settings, and flash settings to produce crisp, memorable images of lens caps. Students also learn how to compose visually striking snapshots and Levy will also demonstrate the differences in digital file formats, so acolytes can upload and share pictures without setting their web browsers on fire.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots’ creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for both the freshly born sapling and the five-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, mobility-enhancing sports classes, Play & Learn (Gymboree's most popular class), and all family classes. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule), and you will receive a $25 discount on Gymboree clothing with a $50 purchase.
Focused on community-building and self-expression, Working With Artists bestows dedicated, skilled photographic instruction upon fledgling shutterbugs during digital-photography workshops, instilling pertinent picture-taking knowledge alongside burgeoning technological prowess. Classes of 50 or fewer students learn the ins and outs of their digital portrait boxes, learning how to zoom with aplomb and adjust settings to create flattering outdoor photos or achieve a spooky flashlight-held-under-the-chin effect. Tote along your own camera for in-depth tutorials on camera function while developing practical skills and increasing creativity during the six-hour session, taking a quick break to eat a snack or build a tripod out of snack wrappers.
Englewood Camera's expert imagists pass on hard-won photo wisdom to aspiring shutterbugs in small, hands-on classes. The Basics of Digital Photography class acquaints fledgling photographers with the
conceptual essentials and technical principles of camerawork, including framing, focus, film exposure, and using the flash to temporarily blind uncooperative children. From class discussions, pupils can learn from the experience of fellow shutter squires and develop an infectious curiosity about photography that will endure after the three-hour class.
FMJ Photography is a local, family oriented service for my fellow Colorado residents. My passion is capturing those moments that will never happen again. The moments where everyone in your family will want to remember exactly what happened, exactly how people were, and enhance the experience of sharing the joy of life.
We are a Mother, Daughter company. We love capturing moments in time so that they may be remembered FOREVER! We are based out of Littleton, CO but also are branching to California. We are so happy that we are able to do what we love and at the same time help you make a memory!
At the tender age of 6, Mark Cafiero received his first camera. Though it was broken and filled with cartoons his father had drawn of Mark and his sisters, that camera sparked an early interest in photography. Since then, that spark has erupted into a full-fledged passion, leading Mark to become a professional photographer who has snapped photos for hundreds of clients, including celebrities and professional athletes. To share his spark with others, Mark founded Chimpsy, a resource that helps photographers of all experience levels calibrate their skills with casual in-person and online classes.
Broadway Music School is more than just a studio for music lessons; it’s a collaborative community where students meet to learn, appreciate, and enjoy music of all styles. Their vast roster of instructors covers almost any instrument imaginable, from guitar and piano to the more obscure, such as the euphonium, bagpipes, and taiko drums. The instructors are well versed in all styles classical and contemporary, allowing students to explore rare genres such as celtic violin, gypsy-jazz guitar, or flamenco guitar. They also lead lessons in subjects such as music theory, improvisation, ear training, composition, and song writing, allowing students to join ensembles once they learn how to play.
SeaAnna captures vibrant moments in time: undulating wheat fields, abandoned train tracks, tattered prayer flags hung on a line. She sells canvas prints of these creations, photographed in natural light. SeaAnna brings the same exquisite eye for detail while photographing posed and candid images at her other sessions, which range from wedding and newborn photography to general portraiture. Said sessions result in prints and CDs with edited, high-resolution versions of SeaAnna’s best work, as well as client favorites.
Searching for the Light Photography's owner, photographer, and graphic designer Emmy Gaines has always been driven toward aesthetic beauty. Prior to finding her niche behind the lens, Emmy tried her hand as a dance choreographer, a fashion designer, and an architect, seeking out the sublime in each trade. Today, she specializes in wedding and portrait photography, using her camera to capture the beauty of a couple in love.
A student at University of Colorado–Boulder, Vasili of VCK Photos spends his free time honing his craft and capturing life’s memorable moments. With camera in hand and an adventurous spirit, he takes to all subjects with professionalism and enthusiasm, shooting everything from classic portraits and landscapes to concerts, pets, sports, and special events.