The ​Visual School of Photography


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Congratulations, you've found the perfect place to learn about your camera and Digital Photography!!

Thanks for stopping by. Let me guess.  Is this why you're here?

You're going on that trip of a lifetime.  Maybe a Safari in Africa, or a bucket list trip to Europe, Asia, Australia or South America. This time, you're going to be prepared with that amazing new camera. You are planning on bringing home the most beautiful images you've ever taken! Or maybe your kids are getting into sports and other activities and you want to preserve those beautiful memories forever.  Only one problem.  You only know how to shoot in 'Auto'.

Now you've got an amazing camera.  You know it can take incredible images, (Sometimes it actually does!)  You just need to know what all of those buttons are for and how to use it at it's maximum capability. Most of all you want it to take the picture that you see in your minds eye.  You don't want it to be too dark or too light and you want it in focus!  Am I correct?

Digital Photography 101 group workshop.  We'll cover the basics of digital cameras, including ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speeds as well as selective focus, and the ins-and-outs of automatic and manual settings. Only $59

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​Castlewood library (6739 S Uinta St, Centennial, CO 80112) :
January 12, 2019 1:45pm-4:45pm
February 9, 2019 1:45pm-4:45pm 
February 23, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm

Three Hour Quick Start Private Lesson.  One on One is perfect for the photographer who wants to cover all of the basics and still have time for some quality hands on practice.  Well cover all of the basics and much more.  Private Lessons are held at a mutually convenient time and place in the metro Denver area.Click Here for more information and to register. $325

Here's what you need to understand in order to use the creative modes:


  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • iso
  • White balance: the type of light that your subject is in
  • Focus modes: how often your camera focuses
  • Focus area modes: how to tell your camera exactly what to focus on!

 I've taught thousands of students and these are the top three issues people have:

  1. My pictures come out too light!
  2. My pictures come out too dark!
  3. My pictures are out of focus!

I will teach you to control your exposure (lightness and darkness) using your:

  • Aperture (how much light is allowed through your lens)
  • Shutter Speed (How long the image is allowed to hit your camera's sensor) 
  • ISO (HOW SENSITIVE YOUR CAMERA IS TO LIGHT)

Then I'll teach you how to control your camera's focus so that your camera will focus crisply on what YOU want it to focus on using it's Focus Modes and it's Focus Area Modes!! 


You'll also learn how to use your APERTURE to control Depth of Field (keeping your subject in focus while blurring the foreground and/or background).


AND How to Stop Action or Show Motion using your SHUTTER SPEED!! 


Take your camera off of the 'Auto' and 'Scene' modes.  Easily learn how to use the Creative Modes of Manual (M), Aperture Priority (A or Av) and Shutter Speed Priority (S or Tv).

It's an awesome  Digital Camera  that you only use on Auto.  You know it can do so much more but you don't know how it works. Piece of cake!  Here's what you need to know.  See that selector wheel on the camera?  It has M, S, A and P on it, or if it's a Canon it has M, Av, Tv and P.  Those are called 'The Creative Modes'.  They put you in charge of your camera!

Learn toTake Your Camera off of 'AUTO'

Bart is polite, patient, respectful and funny.  Work with him one on one and you will learn everything you need to know about your camera and digital photography!

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The Visual School of Photography

is the perfect holiday gift for the budding photographer!

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"Bart, the instructor, was super great. He was so patient and has a knack for teaching. He has a great understanding and knowledge

of many cameras, as well as the field of photography. I definitely recommend this course to any one with a digital camera

that is looking to get off of auto mode!"