Denver in the Dark

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Denver in the Dark
with Christopher James
Location: Christopher James’ Studio
300 E. 19th Avenue, Denver (at Grant, in the Grant Street Studios)April 4th and 5th, 2014
Meets 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Friday
and 6:00 PM-12:00AM on Sat


Tuition: $170.00
(Member Discount Available)
Level: Beginner-Intermediate


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Light surrounds us and makes things visible, but what happens after dark? In this lecture-field workshop, topics and techniques are designed to inspire students to create incredible, atmospheric night photographs. Learn the technical know-how for capturing the urban landscape after dark in natural and artificial light. This workshop is appropriate for both film and/or digital photographers.
  • Meets April 4th and 5th with a critique session to be determined later.
  • April 4th – you’ll meet with instructor Chris James at his studio in downtown Denver for review and orientation.
  • April 5th – you’ll meet with Chris at his studio (time to be determined) to photograph well into the night.

James_headshot resize Instructor — Christopher James
Photographer Christopher James has been documenting and revealing the changing architecture and landscape of his native Denver and Colorado for over 20 years. His photographs incorporate a refined technical expertise and a practiced vision that have resulted in an exceptional body of work and a fascination perception of the nighttime world. Daylight work reveals Christopher’s vision of form, shadow, and reflection for strong compositions that define the shape and scope of structure and location. An uncompromising awareness of individual mastery of his experience, draw viewers into the images to explore and discover the detailed treasures in his work.

His work is included in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum, and several corporate and private collections including Kaiser Permanente, AOL/Time-Warner, Interwest Corp. and the Colorado Society for Historical Preservation to name a few. His imagery has been displayed in shows at the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and Boulder, Gallery Sink, and Rule Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery in Kitakyushu, Japan among others. The Denver Post has called him one of Denver’s stand out photographers and the Rocky Mountain News reviewed him as Denver’s premier documentarian of the city’s lost and forlorn landscapes

As a long-time instructor in Denver’s photographic community, Christopher has shared his vision and techniques with photography students in popular workshops, college and high school visiting artists lectures and presentations for over 10 years and continues to participate in advancing the role of photography in Denver’s art and educational venues.

Required supplies for this program:

  • Camera (either film or digital)
  • Tripod is highly recommended