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FREE Saturday Evening Ann Arbor Photowalk and Photo Scavenger hunt

Congrats! You have a new camera! Now what? At first, it can all seem so confusing ...shutter speeds, apertures, white balance, composition, etc... Where to begin? How to proceed? Is my gear good enough? Do I need to buy anything else? Where and what should I shoot? The questions can be overwhelming! I have found that one of the best and fastest ways to learn is to get out in the field with someone that knows what they're doing and to observe them in action, mimic their techniques and ask lots of questions. Saturday Evening Photowalks aim to provide that experience in a small group setting. Join professional photographer Thomas Nighswander for a fun and informative stroll in a variety of interesting locations right in Ann Arbor and get to know your camera inside and out. Bring your camera, a tripod if you have one, and your camera manual. I know, reading a camera manual can be torture...But they really do contain important information and can help Thomas help you get started the right way! Each monthly Photowalk will last approximately two hours and is limited to a small number of new photographers. By keeping the size small, we're able to keep track of what each of us is seeing and shooting and our discussions can be shared by all in attendance. Thomas will get you off the "auto" and "scene" modes and have you making truly creative photos in no time at all! Our philosophy is to keep it as simple as possible...By eliminating the distractions that needn't be worried about, you'll be free to concentrate on those things that do matter! Join Thomas Saturday evening and get started making beautiful photos!

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  • Diane W.

    So glad I went! I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone! Thanks Thomas!

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Again, it was a beautiful day and great meeting so many new people. I truly enjoy meeting everyone and value the discussions afterward.

    1 · July 6, 2014

  • Barbara S.

    Was interesting - truly enjoyed it.

    July 6, 2014

  • Laura H.

    Sooooo SORRY we didn't make it!!!
    I know it's not an excuse but I was in a bad car accident before & hit my head pretty hard--Now I suffer REALLY bad Memory problems!! I HATE it!! :( I hope you all had a great time though!!

    Once again I'm sorry!!

    July 6, 2014

  • Denise P.

    This was a fun meetup! I enjoyed the Scavenger Hunt. Thanks again, Thomas for organizing this meetup.

    2 · July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time tonight with Group C and talking with everyone afterwards for a while. Thanks Tom for taking the time to put these together.

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Denise P.

    Hi Tom,

    I am on my way. I am coming from Farmington Hills area.

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Denise.....it was nice meeting you. I look forward to seeing you again and getting more time to chat.

      1 · July 5, 2014

    • Denise P.

      Laurie, thank you. It was nice meeting you as well. I am quite sure we'll see each other again. Hope you enjoyed the meet up. I had a good time.

      July 5, 2014

  • Barbara S.

    It was interesting - I was in group A and it was fun trying to find all the items. Enjoyed conversations of fellow photographers.

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not used to jumping in to both new places and new people, but I had fun

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Barb M.

    change of plans - going to photograph steam train as it goes from Detroit (noon departure) to Toledo - I will catch it in Monroe. more chances for train photos tomorrow and July 12-13th too

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • Barb M.

      https://www.facebook.c...­ - Thomas, it will run tomorrow, down and back in short order - scouted out some better spots today with less trainspotters in the way ;) getting ready to download vid and photos on computer now - hope you all are having a great time in A2 - it couldn't be a nicer evening!!! :)

      July 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Barb, thank you for sharing this information.

      1 · July 5, 2014

  • Leslie

    Good learning experience!

    July 5, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    So the Meetup is still on and I'll c u here if you can't find me or parking call me at[masked]

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you please tell me the specific address of the Espresso Royale on State St. My GPS is stopping between Kingsley & Catherine on State. Thank you

    July 4, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      324 south state park in the maynard st parking garage one block west of state.

      July 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, but it looks like I won't be able to make it after all. I will try for the next one. My homework is just in overload right now. Have fun!

      July 5, 2014

  • Thomas N.

    I'm getting a lot of last minute no RSVP..that's understandable due to the holiday weekend. Keep posted for next months photowalk..it will be a different format.

    July 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well we assume it's on. I'll bet Tom is driving and can't reply. I'm heading over. It will be fun......might be small but that's good too.

      1 · July 5, 2014

    • Diane W.

      On my way!

      July 5, 2014

  • Debbie M.

    Tom, I'm sorry to say I can't make it because I sprained my ankle last night and hoped it would be fine by today but no dice. I'm so disappointed! I love these walks.

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it tonight. (Tom, I sent payment through paypal for the lightroom class on the 17th)

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      Thanx c u at the Lightroom workshop.

      July 5, 2014

  • Vicky Z.

    Would love to join but I have to work.

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would it be a distraction to bring my 7 year old with? I've been trying to get him interested in taking photos with his android tablet, though he usually thinks it's boring.

    2 · July 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      He's shy as heck, but it'd be nice to get him off the xbox

      1 · July 1, 2014

    • Laura H.

      I'm bringing my 9yr old son too

      July 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I realized I'm also going to be out of town :-[ i will plan on coming to the next one!

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I ran into this group yesterday and met Thomas. I'm self-taught and glaringly aware of major gaps in my knowledge. Can't wait!

    June 28, 2014

  • Melissa

    I'll be out of town during the 4th. I'm signed up for the next one.

    1 · June 27, 2014

  • Slugs

    I'm new to the group... and pretty new to photography! Looking forward to meeting some of you folks and venturing out for some photo ops!

    1 · June 16, 2014

    • Thomas N.

      Welcome to the group..we have fun and maybe learn something... Lol

      1 · June 16, 2014

  • Barbara S.

    I would like to bring a friend (not a photographer) so can I add +1 - thanks.

    1 · June 2, 2014

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