Denver Darkroom

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  • 4037 Tejon St

    Denver, CO 80211

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  • 303-298-0164

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I signed up for a class but it was cancelled and I received a refund. Since there was a delay in getting my money back I was offered a free class, which was very much appreciated.

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I signed up for a class but it was cancelled and I received a refund. Since there was a delay in getting my money back I was offered a free class, which was very much appreciated.

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I have been a loyal student of the Denver Darkroom for the past several years. I have also taken classes from other photography schools in the area. I can honestly say that Standish and his instructors are phenomenal in their knowledge of photography, support of their students, and photography expertise. I have also referred many students to the Denver Darkroom as I have had such a wonderful experience in each of my classes and have also learned a ton! I want to thank the Denver Darkroom for helping me grow as a photographer as well as motivate me to continue to learn about the art of photography.

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I have been a loyal student of the Denver Darkroom for the past several years. I have also taken classes from other photography schools in the area. I can honestly say that Standish and his instructors are phenomenal in their knowledge of photography, support of their students, and photography expertise. I have also referred many students to the Denver Darkroom as I have had such a wonderful experience in each of my classes and have also learned a ton! I want to thank the Denver Darkroom for helping me grow as a photographer as well as motivate me to continue to learn about the art of photography.

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I started digital 1 a couple of weeks a go, i found these bad reviews a little scary at first, thought about it, but then decided to take the risk and to be honest it's the best thing of done, denver dark room is a wonderful place where true knowledge is shared and the staff is awesome, no complains about it, i'm actually surprised for others bad experiences, denver dark room seems like it's always open to share knowledge and experiences, love it and will always be proud to be part of this experience, will always recommend it to friends!

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I started digital 1 a couple of weeks a go, i found these bad reviews a little scary at first, thought about it, but then decided to take the risk and to be honest it's the best thing of done, denver dark room is a wonderful place where true knowledge is shared and the staff is awesome, no complains about it, i'm actually surprised for others bad experiences, denver dark room seems like it's always open to share knowledge and experiences, love it and will always be proud to be part of this experience, will always recommend it to friends!

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I'm sorry to hear of someone's terrible experience because I LOVED the class, Digital 1 with Jeffrey. I feel totally in control of my camera now. I don't even have an SLR camera and he took the time to learn my camera despite some of its limitations. I thought the class and instructor were completely professional and there was a syllabus, bound in a folder, given on the first night of class. I have and would recommend this class to friends.

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I'm sorry to hear of someone's terrible experience because I LOVED the class, Digital 1 with Jeffrey. I feel totally in control of my camera now. I don't even have an SLR camera and he took the time to learn my camera despite some of its limitations. I thought the class and instructor were completely professional and there was a syllabus, bound in a folder, given on the first night of class. I have and would recommend this class to friends.

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I LOVE the Denver Darkroom! Digital I, the intro to digital photography class has helped me learn how to work my camera and take much better pictures than I was before. I feel I've gotten my money's worth and more! The instructor is very knowledgeable and always offers to stay late to help us out individually and even to open up the studio on Saturday to help us out for no extra charge. I can't say enough good things about the Denver Darkoom - taking a class here has been a fun and valuable experience and I'll definitely be back to take Photoshop and Digital II!

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I LOVE the Denver Darkroom! Digital I, the intro to digital photography class has helped me learn how to work my camera and take much better pictures than I was before. I feel I've gotten my money's worth and more! The instructor is very knowledgeable and always offers to stay late to help us out individually and even to open up the studio on Saturday to help us out for no extra charge. I can't say enough good things about the Denver Darkoom - taking a class here has been a fun and valuable experience and I'll definitely be back to take Photoshop and Digital II!

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I took the Digital 1 class and was very pleased with the experience, I learned a lot. I signed up for Digital 2 but then they canceled the class with less than 24 hours notice. The notice arrived in my in-box at 8:00 pm the night before and since I had already checked my emails I didn't receive notice until a few hours before the class was to start. Their own policy says they can give 48 hours notice.I had used vacation days from work for this class and when I explained this to them over the phone they made no attempt to make this right. Their other Digital 2 classes don't work with my schedule and a few hours notice is unacceptable. They should have held the class anyway. They canceled because they hadn't reached their minimum of 4 students. They said that 2 students doesn't pay for the instructor. I guess they don't care about the other classes and seminars I would have attended or the ramifications of a bad review. They readily offered a refund but short notice cancellations w/no attempt to rectify their failure is extremely disrespectful to their clients and very unprofessional. If they wish to make this right then I would be willing to upgrade this review but until then I can't recommend them due to poor reliability and disrespectful treatment of students.

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I took the Digital 1 class and was very pleased with the experience, I learned a lot. I signed up for Digital 2 but then they canceled the class with less than 24 hours notice. The notice arrived in my in-box at 8:00 pm the night before and since I had already checked my emails I didn't receive notice until a few hours before the class was to start. Their own policy says they can give 48 hours notice.I had used vacation days from work for this class and when I explained this to them over the phone they made no attempt to make this right. Their other Digital 2 classes don't work with my schedule and a few hours notice is unacceptable. They should have held the class anyway. They canceled because they hadn't reached their minimum of 4 students. They said that 2 students doesn't pay for the instructor. I guess they don't care about the other classes and seminars I would have attended or the ramifications of a bad review. They readily offered a refund but short notice cancellations w/no attempt to rectify their failure is extremely disrespectful to their clients and very unprofessional. If they wish to make this right then I would be willing to upgrade this review but until then I can't recommend them due to poor reliability and disrespectful treatment of students.

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I began taking classes with Denver Darkroom in May of 2008. The learning experience has been a very positive one. I had purchased my first dSLR in November 2004 and really wanted to learn how to become a better photographer. After taking 2 classroom courses through the local community college and 1 through the online ed2go forum I gave up in frustration.

This past April I dusted off my camera and decided to give classes another try. I knew I didn't want go through the Community College again, so I went searching for other venues. This search led me to Denver Darkroom.

I can not speak for past instructors, but the current instructor Nicholas Reti is excellent. Right off the bat he had us comfortable with our menu systems and the various advanced modes (Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual).

Nicholas is very approachable and is always willing to stay after the completion of class to answer any questions you might have about your camera or photography in general. We always practice what we learn in class, have a slide show that further demonstrates the concepts we have learned as well as invaluable "homework" assignments that put these concepts into practice.

I learned more in the first Day of Digital 1 than I had in the 3 previous classes. I was so pleased with the experience that I signed up for Digital 2, Digital 3 and a Wedding Workshop following that course. I am currently mid-way through Digital 2 and am enjoying my Denver Darkroom experience very much.

While I do not know what changes have taken place at Denver Darkroom since February 2008 (when the first review was made) I can address the current facility.

The staff is friendly and approachable. Jaime has always responded quickly to any questions I might have about any course or workshop. The instructor (Nicholas Reti) is experienced, knowledgeable and puts in the effort to help his students. Current classes DO follow a syllabus. This syllabus does include in-class practice, a slide show and "homework" assignments with instructions and tips for achieving the desired outcome. The course is well thought out and implemented. Everyone from my Digital 1 class continued through to Digital 2. That is always good to see.

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★★★★★

I began taking classes with Denver Darkroom in May of 2008. The learning experience has been a very positive one. I had purchased my first dSLR in November 2004 and really wanted to learn how to become a better photographer. After taking 2 classroom courses through the local community college and 1 through the online ed2go forum I gave up in frustration.

This past April I dusted off my camera and decided to give classes another try. I knew I didn't want go through the Community College again, so I went searching for other venues. This search led me to Denver Darkroom.

I can not speak for past instructors, but the current instructor Nicholas Reti is excellent. Right off the bat he had us comfortable with our menu systems and the various advanced modes (Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual).

Nicholas is very approachable and is always willing to stay after the completion of class to answer any questions you might have about your camera or photography in general. We always practice what we learn in class, have a slide show that further demonstrates the concepts we have learned as well as invaluable "homework" assignments that put these concepts into practice.

I learned more in the first Day of Digital 1 than I had in the 3 previous classes. I was so pleased with the experience that I signed up for Digital 2, Digital 3 and a Wedding Workshop following that course. I am currently mid-way through Digital 2 and am enjoying my Denver Darkroom experience very much.

While I do not know what changes have taken place at Denver Darkroom since February 2008 (when the first review was made) I can address the current facility.

The staff is friendly and approachable. Jaime has always responded quickly to any questions I might have about any course or workshop. The instructor (Nicholas Reti) is experienced, knowledgeable and puts in the effort to help his students. Current classes DO follow a syllabus. This syllabus does include in-class practice, a slide show and "homework" assignments with instructions and tips for achieving the desired outcome. The course is well thought out and implemented. Everyone from my Digital 1 class continued through to Digital 2. That is always good to see.

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I took a workshop Portrait and Studio Lighting in March and was more than happy with all the plentiful information and tips the instructor gave us. The instructor is a well establish professional photographer and knows the ins and outs of the profession, and yet was able to explain the topics in a very comprehensible way combined with hands on exercises with models. Questions and answers often went beyond the syllabus and the instructor was always forthcoming with more info and tips.The Denver Darkroom gave me more than I was expecting and it is worth every penny. Great bunch at the DD! Keep the great work and see you soon.

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★★★★★

I took a workshop Portrait and Studio Lighting in March and was more than happy with all the plentiful information and tips the instructor gave us. The instructor is a well establish professional photographer and knows the ins and outs of the profession, and yet was able to explain the topics in a very comprehensible way combined with hands on exercises with models. Questions and answers often went beyond the syllabus and the instructor was always forthcoming with more info and tips.The Denver Darkroom gave me more than I was expecting and it is worth every penny. Great bunch at the DD! Keep the great work and see you soon.

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Let me tell you about a great experience I have had with classes at Denver Darkroom. I began by taking the Digital 1 class as well as the Photoshop 1 class in May 2008. I had owned a dSLR for a while having purchased a Canon 20D in November 2004. I had taken some classes at the local Community College as well as some online courses. Neither taught me much and I continued to use my purchase as a fairly expensive Point and Shoot. By that I mean I took a lot of snapshots on full-AUTO mode or by making use of one of the "Scene" modes. I became frustrated and put my camera away for the most part over the last couple of years.

One day I in April 2008 I was inspired to dust the 20D off and look into Photography classes once again. I did some research on the web and found an ad for Denver Darkroom. I was skeptical after previous bad experiences, but I really wanted to learn how to use my camera. I signed up for the Digital 1 course and was very pleasantly surprised from Day 1. The instructor, Nicholas Reti, had us understanding our camera menus and advanced shooting modes the first day. He explained the differences between Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Mode and under what conditions it was most appropriate to use each. After our class time and slide show of examples we had a weekly assignment to practice what we had just learned became instantly comfortable with these advanced modes.

Now I primarily use Manual Mode, sometimes Aperture or Shutter Priority when the situation calls for it. This is a big change for me. When I recently purchased a new camera (Nikon D300) one of the big selling points of this model was that it didn't even include Auto or "Scene" Modes. I will never need those modes again. I have learned to how to take much better photos without them.

I was so happy with the Digital 1 class that I signed up for Digital 2 and Digital 3 and a Wedding Workshop immediately following the completion of the course.

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★★★★★

Let me tell you about a great experience I have had with classes at Denver Darkroom. I began by taking the Digital 1 class as well as the Photoshop 1 class in May 2008. I had owned a dSLR for a while having purchased a Canon 20D in November 2004. I had taken some classes at the local Community College as well as some online courses. Neither taught me much and I continued to use my purchase as a fairly expensive Point and Shoot. By that I mean I took a lot of snapshots on full-AUTO mode or by making use of one of the "Scene" modes. I became frustrated and put my camera away for the most part over the last couple of years.

One day I in April 2008 I was inspired to dust the 20D off and look into Photography classes once again. I did some research on the web and found an ad for Denver Darkroom. I was skeptical after previous bad experiences, but I really wanted to learn how to use my camera. I signed up for the Digital 1 course and was very pleasantly surprised from Day 1. The instructor, Nicholas Reti, had us understanding our camera menus and advanced shooting modes the first day. He explained the differences between Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Mode and under what conditions it was most appropriate to use each. After our class time and slide show of examples we had a weekly assignment to practice what we had just learned became instantly comfortable with these advanced modes.

Now I primarily use Manual Mode, sometimes Aperture or Shutter Priority when the situation calls for it. This is a big change for me. When I recently purchased a new camera (Nikon D300) one of the big selling points of this model was that it didn't even include Auto or "Scene" Modes. I will never need those modes again. I have learned to how to take much better photos without them.

I was so happy with the Digital 1 class that I signed up for Digital 2 and Digital 3 and a Wedding Workshop immediately following the completion of the course.

Pros: Excellent Instructor, management and staff are helpful and friendly.

Cons: I want more classes and workshops. I really having a lot of fun learning.

Message from Denver Darkroom

The Denver Darkroom was founded over ten years ago and is now recognized as the leading independant school of photography in the Rocky Mt. region. The well-known Denver magazine, "5280" cited the Denver Darkroom as "the best art class in Denver" in their July, 2010, issue. The Denver Darkroom is a non-profit organization. Please visit the school's website at denverdarkroom.com.

 

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