Photowalk in Frankenmuth

Please note that this event is limited to 11 people so please only RSVP if you are committed and 100% able to attend.

Please join the shutterbugs for a photowalk in Frankenmuth. Frankenmuth is Michigan's little Bavaria and offers plenty of colors to shoot during cold, dark winters.

The town is about 1.5 hours away from Ann Arbor. We will leave from Carpool parking a Miller Rd Park & Ride (M-14 - Miller Road Exit) in Ann Arbor by 8:30AM and arrive at Frankenmuth by 10AM. We'll park at Zehnder's Parking lot and start the walk, covering the snow/ice sculptures and downtown Frankenmuth area. There are some warming/snack tents setup around the area but dress warmly. We'll conclude the walk by 12:30PM and head to Frankenmuth Brewery for lunch. After the lunch we can stay a bit longer and checkout the town and leave the area by 4PM, arriving in Ann Arbor by 5:30PM.

Please refer to the section below to find further information:

Where to shoot: Frankenmuth, Michigan
Where to meet: Miller Rd Park & Ride, Miller Road Exit, M-14 (Coordinates[masked],[masked])
What to bring: Camera, Lens(es), Plastic bag to prevent condensation on the lenses. Water, Snacks/Energy Bar and anything else that you will want to shoot pictures.
What to wear: Warm winter clothes, Snow boots, Gloves.
What will it cost: It is a free event. There is a parking fee at the location. If you are carpooling, you will be expected to split the fuel cost and the parking fee with the driver. 
Carpooling Options: Depending on the attendee responses, I'll setup carpooling options.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Note: This is not an instructional photo-walk. Our goal is to make photographs together, not to teach how to make photographs. Questions are fine and learning from one another is important, let's just make sure we direct our focus on shooting.

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  • Priya

    Enjoyed it! Although we did not make it in time for the Ice Festival - we did get to shoot the ice sculptures. Perfect timing too - good light and not too many people around. Kiran thanks for organizing!

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We did a good job starting early and getting there. We avoided the "tourist" crowd and got some opportunity for taking pictures.

    February 15, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    We're here! Waiting at Harvest coffe shop

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i cant make it.i went to blake transit at 7am the bus leaves at 8.18 on weekends and will probably arrive at 9am.Have a great time!

    February 15, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    We're at the parking lot Miller/M-14.

    February 15, 2014

    • Kiran B.

      We'll wait till 8:35 for carpooling and then leave. Please arrive before that time if you want to carpool or else meet the group in Frankenmuth!

      February 15, 2014

    • Kiran B.

      We're leaving

      February 15, 2014

  • Robert P.

    I was really looking forward to it, but I have to work. Maybe next time.

    February 14, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    Looking forward to the trip on this Saturday! Weather seems decent so far...

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • Patrick M.

    Hi all, I'm sorry for the plan change. A good friend from Kyoto is coming in to Ann Arbor that weekend. I wish you all a fun day shooting and eating!

    ~patrick

    February 9, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    Since a few people have backed out, our carpool plans are disrupted. If you are coming from Ann Arbor, meet at Park and Ride at Miller/M-14 at 8:15 to figure out carpool details. If you are outside Ann Arbor plan to drive by yourself. Thanks

    February 7, 2014

  • arpita

    I'm sorry, I was just told I have to work at the hospital this weekend covering for someone:(

    February 6, 2014

  • Jessamyn S.

    Change of plans for me. I won't be able to go this Saturday. Have fun!

    February 5, 2014

  • Nishant B.

    If RSVP gets open anytime soon. I would like to participate in this event.

    February 3, 2014

    • Kiran B.

      Opened the RSVP. See if you can access it now.

      1 · February 3, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Unable to attend. Planning a weekend away with famkil

    February 3, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Unable to attend. Planning a weekend away with famkil

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, I could not make it. There was delay in the public transport. Is it postponed?

    January 25, 2014

    • Jessamyn S.

      Yes, Kiran postponed it to the 15th of February.

      January 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      January 25, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    I'm monitoring the weather conditions. It looks like the driving conditions may not be favorable. I don't want our 1.5 hour drive to become 4 hours drive one-way. Should we postpone this event to another Saturday in February?

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let us postpone it to first or second weekend of Feb.

      January 24, 2014

    • arpita

      I'm glad the date is postponed. Hopefully the weather Gods would take it easy w the cold that day :-)

      January 24, 2014

  • Momma N.

    The 15th may work better for me

    January 24, 2014

  • wendy

    yes, please.w

    January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am based in umich ann arbor next to the stephen ross school of business. coukd i get transport to the venue? thanks!

    January 22, 2014

    • Kiran B.

      Can you get to the carpool parking lot at Miller/M-14? I have you on the list for the carpool.

      January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have decided to cancel because of the possible adverse driving conditions tomorrow morning. Safe travels to the rest of you and have fun!

    January 24, 2014

    • Jessamyn S.

      Where did you find your information about the roads? I won't drive if it's dangerous.

      January 24, 2014

  • Pravin S.

    Sorry to cancel, I was told late today that the regular on-call support was out sick and I would need to work on late Friday night. I will be unable to attend this event.

    January 23, 2014

    • Patrick M.

      You'll be missed Pravin. Rest up and have a good weekend! Cheers, patrick

      January 23, 2014

    • Lisa S

      Sorry to hear Pravin hope to see you another time

      January 24, 2014

  • HAMISH C.

    Have to work - cannot make it.

    January 23, 2014

  • Momma N.

    Sorry guys wont be able to make the trip :-(

    January 20, 2014

  • arpita

    Anyone wanting to carpool from the Rochester/ Troy area?

    January 18, 2014

  • Manav W.

    Sorry guys my buisness travel got extended and i will not be in Michigan

    January 16, 2014

  • Lisa S

    I am happy to drive as well from Novi/Farmington area. I can take 5 to 6 people with me if you want to share a ride - drop me a note. I also have a plus one coming with me if that is okay!

    January 9, 2014

    • Lisa S

      You are both priceless - good thing I like you... so yes I suppose I could drive SOUTH to Ann Arbor and then back NORTH to Frankenmuth... the gas bill and my lunch won't be cheap ;) LOL Please can we pick someplace on the Northeast side of AA so we can keep the miles and time down?

      January 9, 2014

    • Lisa S

      I can take 5 more in my car - as mentioned I already have a plus one with me

      January 9, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    Jessy suggested that we visit Bronner's after the walk for a couple of hours. If you are interested in visitin the store http://www.bronners.com/, please reply. Based on the replies I'll finalize the carpool lists.

    January 9, 2014

  • Linda S.

    I am driving from Canton. I can take 4 for sure. I could pick up Ann Arbor people at US-23 and Plymouth Road.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from Ann Arbor? I can carpool

    January 9, 2014

    • Kiran B.

      I'm organizing carpools. Are you willing to drive? If yes how many can you take?

      January 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can take 3

      January 9, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    Also if anybody is coming from Farmington Hills, please reply. Pravin can pick up 2-3 bugs from there. Thanks

    January 9, 2014

  • Jessamyn S.

    Hi, I searched my email and one with carpool questions didn't show up. Can you check to make sure you sent it?

    January 3, 2014

    • Jessamyn S.

      Ok. Got it.

      January 4, 2014

    • Jessamyn S.

      I fixed my response.

      January 4, 2014

  • Kiran B.

    Please respond to the carpool questions. If I don't see your response by 01/05 then I assume you're driving by yourself.

    January 2, 2014

    • Momma N.

      What questions?

      January 2, 2014

    • Kiran B.

      During RSVP there were two questions, which you have answered :)

      January 3, 2014

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