Hi! I’m Jeanette.

photographer + educator
Teaching you to see the world differently.

 I teach my students to see the world differently. Combine this new perspective with a strong understanding of design principles and photographic magic happens.  This is my approach to teaching and where I invite you to begin your journey.

I’m tremendously passionate about my role as a photographer and educator!  My photography career began in the darkroom in 2003 and has since grown into my current commercial photography business.  Since 2005, I’ve been teaching photography in a variety of formats.  I tailor my lessons to how my students learn best—whether that’s in the classroom, one-on-one, or online.  After moving to Denver in 2016, I became an instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens and Tagawa Garden Center.  My classes cover a broad range of topics, including traditional DSLR photography, image management, photo editing, and the art of smartphone photography.

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See what some of my students have to say…
  • Regardless of the camera you own or your photographic knowledge, you owe it to yourself to have the experience of learning from Jeanette. Her compassion for people and her passion for photography are an unbeatable combination. If you would like to improve your photographic skills and experience the joy of creating meaningful images, look no further. Jeanette is the teacher for you.

    Michael P.
  • ... Jeanette has a unique knack of getting the best from her students. She treats her students with the same intensity no matter your level of photography experience. To this day I know if I have a question or need assistance with my photography Jeanette is the person I can count on to help.

    Glen C.
  • Jeanette makes teaching look easy with her unique approach, personality and approachability. She can adapt her lessons to anyone, from being very technical to being super simple, I love her style. She is also very friendly and outgoing and will always have time for any questions you have; whether in class or after. She is always focused on your success and if you don’t understand something she will spend time with you to make sure you do. In short, she is a natural. If you have the chance to take one of her classes I would jump on the opportunity!

    Sandrine B.
  • I can't explain how thankful I am for all the help Jeanette has given me over the years. When it comes to anything relating to photography, she is extremely knowledgeable, i.e., cameras, software programs, and computers. ... I've observed Jeanette over the years in her classes, and have always been impressed with how patient she is with all her students, especially me.

    Kathy K.
  • I feel that I have been through a metamorphosis…. when I came to Jeanette's program I was an absolute beginner with no real knowledge of photography. With Jeanette's instruction I take photos with confidence and understand that the eye needs to look for such things as composition, lighting, color and exposure. For me with skills and ability comes a love of photography and has helped me to pay more attention to the everyday life around me. I am taking more photos than ever and I appreciate the important role they play in making a creative and happy life.

    Michelle W.
  • .... Jeanette has enormous patience, is an excellent communicator, and teaches in a way that makes you want to grab your camera and start shooting. I just can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to the next lesson!

    Dan W.
  • Jeanette Burkle is a photography superstar! Not only does Jeanette know cameras and how to create masterful images, she is also a highly-skilled teacher. In Jeanette’s class you’ll learn creative techniques that will give you more confidence behind the lens. My personal images have improved significantly under Jeanette’s instruction, and I am having more fun with my camera as a result. Jeanette has done it all in the world of photography, and you will enjoy her friendly, professional style and organized instruction. Jeanette is also a lovely person and a joy to be around!

    Leslie W.
  • Early on, Jeanette is the person who helped me convert from film to digital format and provided guidance on equipment selection as well as technique. I could always call her for help, questions, and advice on my photography. Jeanette is an accomplished professional photographer and a great teacher, making her classes FUN. All of her students hated to see her move away from us here in Virginia.

    Ron R.