Matthew Eric Lit Photographer ~ Educator ~ Editor

I've been "in the viewfinder" since I was 17 and have had the opportunity to live a life in photography. From my beginnings as a photojournalist to becoming a photography educator my passion is great image-making. As an educator I've grown as a photography editor teaching my students the technical knowledge and providing the visual inspiration to take their photography to new plateaus.

My online teaching propelled me to create an editing system which was a mix of objective and subjective criteria relying on image metadata. WebEx allows me to connect with my students online. Using their RAW images I'm able to share my desktop and show them digital asset processes in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge/Adobe Camera RAW. Image metadata has allowed me to create objective benchmarks for image assessment grading. It also provides me with technical details to help students correct and achieve.

Creating video tutorials covering all areas of photography editing provides students with an ability to review in a step-by-step manner. Tutorials include digital asset management, photo editing from download to export, along with unique approaches in Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom. Plus creating them pushes my learning in Adobe Premiere!

Kudos & Accomplishments

Adobe Campus Leader Elected position through Adobe Education.

Digital Photography for Educators Adobe certification using Adobe software in teaching digital photography.

Adobe Youth Voices Certification in teaching young people how to express their voices using Adobe software.

Featured Photographer Featured in text book, Wonders of Photography, by Dennis Curtain.

Manuscript Review for text book, Wonders of Photography, by Dennis Curtain.

8th Annual International Color Awards One honorable mention in Americana category and six nominations. Five in Americana and one in Sports category.

8th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards Nominated in categories: People & Sports.

2016 International Krappy Kamera at SoHo Gallery, NYC Dog Spirit

7th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards Nominated in four categories: Fine Art, People, Photojournalism & Sports

6th Annual International Black & White Spider Awards Nominee in People, Honorable Mention in Sports

Center for Fine Art Photography Second Place ~ Portrait (judged by photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark)

the Art of Seeing book Coors Field & Santa Fe Plaza - Dreams of Our Fathers

International Unrefined Light Exhibition Pallavacini Lift & Coors Field - Dreams of Our Fathers

Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) Honorable Mention - Dreams of our Fathers - Santa Fe Plaza

International Denver International Airport Invitational 2008 Mountain Guide

International Denver International Airport Invitational 2009 Pallavacini Lift

Center for Fine Art Photography Colorado Photographers Exhibition (Portfolio Award & Exhibition): "Dreams of our Childhood”

WPPI International Competition Wedding Photography Humor Category (3 images)

WPPI International Competition Dog Photography ~ "the Bear"

Sample Tutorial

Photography Editing Alternative

Download to Export ~ Bridge & Camera RAW

My teaching approach

Instilling passion, providing inspiration & teaching the technical to help students reach their photographic visions.

Photo by student Jeanine Barva
Created By
Matthew Lit

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