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Lynn Boutte

Lynn Boutté has been a professional photographer in Colorado Springs for over 30 of his 45 years in Colorado. He has photographed just about anything that walks or doesn’t move. His classes are tailored to the experience of the student. The lessons are geared to teach you beyond point and shoot, to give you the experience of capturing what you want instead of what the camera thinks you want. You can learn all about lighting, composition, and the difference in lens choices. He is also proficient in Photoshop editing and artistic creations. Your Experience may be held in a classroom or on location depending on your preferences.

You decide what you want to learn.

Imaging Minds is a collaboration of Photographic Students and Teacher learning from each other styles of lighting, composition, color, photoshop and cameras. Even with my 30+ years of experience as a Professional Photographer, I sometimes walk away from my photography classes feeling I learned as much or more from my students. Only to teach that in the next class. –Lynn Boutté
Reminisce
REMINISCE”                                        by Lynn Boutté

Robert Gray

Military Veteran and Engineer turned artist; Robert Gray brings a fresh eye to photography with a raw intimacy that captures the human spirit. Robert’s love of the arts, creativity and adventure led him to photography back in 2008 while he was in Egypt. This was the beginning of his journey to master the art of storytelling. Robert’s dynamic style of storytelling guides the viewers’ imagination to run rampant with their own creativity, while simultaneously reaching them on an emotional level.

Robert loves to experiment with his art. Although his portfolio is vast in its diversity, his main focus is helping people work through their past traumas through the creation of tableaux. Street photography is also a huge influence in most of his artistic storytelling. He has been known to use whatever medium necessary to tell his story.

Robert’s passion for helping people has led him to work with various mental health groups throughout Colorado. Anywhere from teaching photography and workshops to public speaking at Events and Symposiums.

Robert has received several awards including Top 100 Best New Photographers of 2015, 27 features in Fine Art America as well as numerous guest appearances in art galleries, magazines and international art catalogues.

Mike Pach

Mike Pach, owner of 3 Peaks Photography & Design, is an internationally known, award-winning photographer and speaker with more than 30 years of experience in photography. He is the founder of the Colorado Photography Learning Group and has been teaching photography and Photoshop classes since 2007. Mike is the author of Colorado Springs Then and Now, and he conducts night-sky photography workshops. He is an avid outdoorsman who is knowledgeable of many of the best locations for photography in Colorado and is available for private photo tours and coaching. Mike is a member of Canon Professional Services, the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance, the Pikes Peak Arts Council and Dark Skies, Inc. He has lived in Colorado since 1996 and enjoys showing people the best of what Colorado has to offer.

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As of 10/5/2023, the grant funding has ended for Military Arts Connection’s free arts experiences for the military community. Please continue to the site if you’d like to explore additional resources for future opportunities for connection, creativity, healing, and more.