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Learn to shoot in Castle Pines

by Kathy Dunker with photo courtesy of Marc Feldman

Professional photographer Marc Feldman is a resident of Esperanza and a new addition to the Castle Pines business community. Feldman, who lives wit

h his girlfriend, son, and sheep dog, has been a professional photographer for 36 years and is now heading up a new digital photography school at the Castle Pines community center called Denver ArtWorks.

Feldman, having a different philosophy than other photography studios have, grew weary of driving to downtown Denver. While realizing that there was no similar service in the area, Feldman decided to open his own digital photography school. As Feldman commented, “Most people spend a lot of money on cameras and equipment, but they don’t know what they’re doing! Taking pictures on automatic settings is relatively easy, but then the camera is controlling you instead of the other way around. We want to teach people how to control their cameras and get the images that they really want.”

Feldman, a graduate of The University of Southern California and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has extensive experience in all film camera formats, digital photography, strobes, and hard lights as well as computer applications.  For 16 years, Feldman owned and operated a successful commercial photography studio and commercial production company in Los Angeles. As senior staff photographer for Golf Illustrated Magazine and GolfWeek Magazine, he covered the PGA Tour for 17 years and also contributed photography to Wireimage and Getty Images covering professional sporting events.

Feldman taught advertising photography and design at Art Center College of Design and has lectured at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. The goal of Feldman’s Castle Pines classes is to teach the two disciplines of photography, the first being technical and the second being artistic with the sought after result being professional image making.

Current class schedule for 2011 are held on Monday and Thursday evenings as well as on Saturday mornings. For more information about class availability, visit Feldman’s website at



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