November 14, 2023
Photographing Blossoms of Light: Enjoy special early evening access to the Blossoms of Light event at the Denver Botanic Gardens and learn how to capture stunning images of holiday displays. The skills we will learn also translate wonderfully to making great images of lighted landmarks and architecture. This is a Shooting Class! Bring your Tripod and Gear and Dress Warm! Instructor: Scott Dressel-Martin, Denver Botanic Gardens’ official photographer. Fee: Members $47 | Non-members $52. Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm.

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

November 16, 2023
2024 Grant Info Sessions for Applicants: The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting introductory sessions on how to apply for 2024 grants. The sessions will include conversations with an arts commissioner to answer questions about their decision-making process. Please RSVP to Fee: Free. Time: 11:30am

Location: TBD

November 19, 2023
WIFMCO Skill Building: Find Your Frame, Shooting Great Headshots!: Headshot workshop and panel discussion sponsored by Women in Film & Media Colorado. The event will be led by Holly Lynch, known for her work as a model, actress, and photographer. Instructor: Holly Lynch. Fee: FREE admission for WIFMCO members! Non-members can join in for just $40. *additional costs for headshot sessions booked with Holly. Time: 11:00am-12:30pm.

Location: TBD

November 20, 2023
Rocky Mountain Kid’s Photography – Morning Session: Capture the beauty of the Rocky Mountains through the lens of young photographers at this fun-filled event designed exclusively for kids in 3rd-6th grade! Whether your child is a beginner or already has some photography skills, this event is designed to inspire and teach them new techniques. Our instructors will guide them through various photography exercises and provide valuable tips and tricks. This course is children only. Participants will be dropped off and picked up from the Estes Park Visitor Center. We provide transportation and entrance fees into RMNP, digital cameras for participants to use and share with others, instruction on photography basics. Instructor: Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Education Team. Fee: $10. Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Location: Estes Park Visitor’s Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517

November 27, 2023
Wildlights Photography Workshop at Denver Zoo – 3 Part Workshop: Learn how to photograph Zoo Lights art pieces at night as well as how to “paint with light” and how to achieve generally more pleasing photographs through an exploration of exposure value at the first night’s webinar. Then apply learning during a night shoot at Denver Zoo where you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to photograph animals up close at the Zoo’s Exploration Station, and then go have a walkabout on the grounds to capture the beautiful zoo lights. Meet again for a critique to share your best images. This workshop is brought to you by Denver Zoo and Mike’s Camera. Additional class dates: November 29, December 5. Fee: $179. Instructor: Mike’s Camera. Time: See times on the registration page.

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205

November 30, 2023
Finding Inspiration in Photography: Energize your photography and find sources of inspiration all around you. This course at Denver Botanic Gardens will cover places where you can find inspiration, subjects to inspire your photography and challenges to get you to see the world with fresh eyes. Fee: $22 member | $26 nonmember. Instructor: John Bosley. Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Dever Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

December 2, 2023
Creative iPhone Photography: Learn how iPhone photography can make you a better photographer and how you can craft creative, expressive images using nothing more than your mobile device. In the first part of this hands-on workshop, avid Longmont iPhone professional photographers Charles & Missy Needle will explain some of the technical aspects of iPhone photography, including native camera features, accessories, workflow, and printing considerations. In the second part of this workshop, they’ll show you how to use several key shooting and editing apps in a “live” demonstration with their phones projected on a screen. Then, in the third part, you’ll have the chance to craft your own masterpieces by practicing what you’ve learned and come away from this jam-packed session with new knowledge that will empower you to make images you never imagined possible with your smartphone! Fee: Member $55.00 | AG/Partner $65.00 | ​Non-member $75.00. Instructors: Charles & Missy Needle. Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm.

Louisville Art Center, 801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

December 9, 2023
Art of Smartphone Photography: This is the class for anyone who uses their smartphone camera to create photographs. Whether you are new to photography or a seasoned pro, there is more to learn about leveraging this accessible digital technology. You will gain insight into the photography skills necessary to make the most out of your images – from shooting to editing. Next, you will also learn the various platforms to share and print your images, and how to keep all of your precious memories safe. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, join us for a fun-filled class! Fee: $36 member | $44 nonmember. Instructor: Jeanette Burkle. Time: 9:30am-12:30pm.

Dever Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

December 13, 2023
2024 Grant Info Sessions for Applicants: The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting introductory sessions on how to apply for 2024 grants. The sessions will include conversations with an arts commissioner to answer questions about their decision-making process. Please RSVP to Fee: Free. Time: 4:00pm

Location: Zoom

December 14, 2023
Cultural Organizations Summit: 2024 Funding Info Session: Join this informative session of presentations on 2024 funding opportunities from arts supporters across the region. We will welcome representatives from the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA), Boulder County Cultural Council (BCCC), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), Community Foundation Boulder County, Create Boulder, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the City of Boulder Human Relations Fund, Boulder Arts Commission, and the Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. Directors, staff, and board members of cultural organizations are welcome to attend, as are individual artists. All cultural organizations are encouraged to send two representatives. Free. RSVP to Fee: Free. Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm.

Location: TBD


January 16, 2024
Making Work … Finding a Gallery with Alice Sachs Zimet: Taught by a pioneer collector, this class is designed for photographers with a body of work ready to be shown. The 8-part virtual series provides hands-on strategies and practical tips to advance your practice, gain representation, and get your work collected. Each session focuses on a different subject ranging from the questions collectors ask to how to promote and present yourself. The last three sessions include peer critique while students present their work, pitch and promotional materials. Students should be prepared to participate and to engage. Participants will walk away more readily prepared to access it the commercial art market. This seminar will be recorded and made available to registered participants only. Additional class dates: January 18, 23, 25, 30 and February 1, 6 & 8, 2024. Fee: $430 Members | $480 Non-Members. Instructor: Alice Sachs Zimet. Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Location: Online

February 1, 2024
Macro Photography at Butterfly Pavilion – 3 Part Workshop: How do you capture all of the fine details and vibrant colors when doing Macro Photography? Join us for this three-part workshop where our instructors will teach you how to capture spectacular detail and colors in your Butterfly and Flower Macro Photography images. Begin this workshop from the comfort of your own home with our Virtual Online Part 1 instruction by Brian Rabin, one of Mike’s Camera educators. This is followed by a morning instructional workshop in the beautiful setting of Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO where we will split up into small groups, each group with its own guide and instructor, and culminates at a virtual follow-up critique and review session to share your favorite images. We will have exclusive access to the Butterfly Pavilion for an hour before they open and will end the practical session with a private photography opportunity. Fee: $179 – 50% of all proceeds for this workshop are donated to Butterfly Pavilion to support this wonderful Non-Profit organization. Instructor: Mike’s Camera Instructors. Evening Webinar: Thursday February 1, 2024 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Photographing Session at Butterfly Pavilion: GROUP A: ‍Saturday February 3, 2024 from 7:45am – 10:30am
GROUP B: ‍Sunday February 4, 2024 from 7:45am – 10:30am (Select Group A or B when you register.) Groups will meet at 7:45am outside the pavilion for an 8:00am Start time. Critique & Review: Thursday February 8, 2024 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Location: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 West 104th Avenue Westminster, CO 80020

April 14, 2024
Prairie Chicken Photography Fun: It has been a long time coming but it’s finally here! Greater Prairie Chickens in action! Test your bird photography skills, push your ISO comfort zone, how fast can your shutter go and will you be able to keep up with the explosive activity? There aren’t many wildlife opportunities which will get your adrenaline going like prairie chicken battles. Your time photographing from a blind will be rewarded with many outstanding images. We’ll spend three mornings and a possible three evenings with the prairie chickens photographing what is an age-old mating behavior as our subjects strut, boom and fight in a courtship display to win over the ladies. This behavior only happens for a short time in spring and is difficult to locate. 95% of existing leks in the US are located on private ranches making it tough for photographers to gain access. This year I was afforded a super opportunity with a highly respected rancher in Colorado and planned this occasion to share with you. This workshop is designed for all levels of photo enthusiasts. An understanding of basic photography principles is highly recommended. Fee: $1790.00 per participant for three days (six opportunities) of photography from a blind. Instructor: Sandy Zelasko. Time: April 14 – 17, 2024.

Location: Wray, CO