Denver, Colorado: the mile high metropolitan in which aspiring artists can bloom and blossom. Denver has always been known for being varied in its culture and original experiences. Having over 20 museums and 100 art galleries, this city is bursting with creativity, which makes it the perfect place for a new generation of photographers.
The photography schools in Denver offer much more than expected. From the number and diversity of their photography courses to the magnitude of their degrees, these photography schools truly prepare the student for his or her upcoming career. Not only is there a decent number of photography colleges in the Denver area, but a few of these will offer online programs as well in order to attract a bigger variety of the student population, as well as increase convenience to some students.
One of the most well known photography schools in Denver is the Denver Darkroom, a non-profit independent school which offers an assortment of extremely affordable classes and workshops. They also offer studio and darkroom rentals for the students here. I guess that’s what makes it the leading independent photography school to those living in this mountainous community. Of course, there are colleges and universities that offer Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees, extending the students’ training into further depths and understanding of the art of photography. The Metropolitan State College of Denver provides students with several labs, both printing and darkroom. This expands the knowledge of modern developing to several different techniques, including color, black and white, and digital. They also teach many different perspectives and types of photography from historical to design and culture; these photography courses are taught in such a way that the students are able to concentrate in one of many different styles of photography. The techniques provided allow the student to prepare his/her portfolio with unique emphasis on fashion, portraiture, nature, advertising (or commercial), wedding, glamour, and so much more. Because there are so many different options in the photography field, many colleges provide business courses that teach the student the steps to build his/her own photography business.
Better still are the opportunities for those who are fresh out of these photography programs and ready to step into the career field. Denver is saturated with internships and workshops exploring all aspects of photography; for example, those looking to work in natural photography have the chance to intern with the Denver Botanic Gardens or under a professional photographer who is taking on interns. The workshops range from glamour photography, working with models for magazines, advertising for swimwear, etc, to photo adventures in the Rocky Mountains or on trips with Barefoot Contessa. There are also summit series for those who are slightly more daring and cutting edge.
The trained eye that the Denver photography colleges and programs provide is an open door to a world of opportunities. This sun-kissed city with breathtaking views and over half a million people in population present a lifetime’s worth of everlasting beauty; the schools provide the graduates, and Denver provides the jobs.