The Boulder Photo Center was the first Photography School in the Boulder-Denver area.
For more than 25 years we offered Classes through The City of Boulder Parks & Recreation Department, as well as through
The University of Colorado, and even occasionally a Darkroom Class for Naropa University and a few high schools in the area. The world of photography has changed quite a bit in the last few years and our courses are constantly being updated to reflect all the new options that are available today.
The Photo Center's goal is to make the Art of Photography easier to do, for anybody, with any type of camera.
Don Oberbeck, the owner of the Boulder Photo Center, has been a
professional photographer and teacher for more than 30 years. He is a
photojournalism and fine arts photography instructor who specializes in teaching camera use,
composition, portraiture, and darkroom printmaking.
Also, for more than 20 years, he has been teaching
Adobe Photoshop and Digital Camera Photography classes.
He is also a commercial photographer specializing in portraits, head shots, action, and product photography.
The Boulder Photo Center has had several studio locations over the years, starting at 9th and Arapahoe, then North Broadway, then three different addresses on Pearl Street, and, since late 2013, we moved our studio to a great new location at 4593 North Broadway. It is the largest, and the nicest, studio and classroom that we have ever had and repeat students say the classes are even better now.
And, because Film Photography is still popular, especially among younger photographers, we have built a nice new 500 Sq.Ft. Darkroom at 4949 N. Broadway, Studio 290.
Petroglyph in Utah
Photo by Don Oberbeck
Photo by Mark Brodie
Don Oberbeck, as photographed by the legendary Mark Brodie, for the University of Colorado Catalog.