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Beer and Critique - Light Trails - Monday Dec 12th Meetup

  • Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery

    207 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI (map)

    42.280521 -83.746918

  • We'll begin upstairs at 6pm on December 12th!! Though you're welcome to come early since Happy Hour ends at 6.
  • Please note: You can upload your "Light Trails" images on the Meetup site on Friday December 9th, but we will be meeting Monday, December 12th at 6PM at the Blue Tractor to critique the images!!

    If you RSVP, please plan on attending the December 12th critique session and upload your images before that time (though you can of course bring prints too). Folks can begin uploading images to the meetup site beginning Friday, December 9th.

    If you've been to a previous critique with the Shutterbugs, this event will be similar - laid back, honest, polite, and constructive.  We'll focus on the aspects of the images that we like as well as providing tips for improvement, so that we can see each other grow in artistic and technical ability.  The images that you bring can be from any year, but trying to capture new images will extend our artistic capabilities even more. 

    As an FYI, I'm leading a Light Trail workshop in December and in November that you can join as well.

    Full image can be seen here on

    During the critiques, we'll do the following:

    > Meet at the Blue Tractor at 6pm upstairs. Feel free to get their early to meet the 6pm happy hour deadline.  

    > Please only upload a max of 5 images. These critique sessions are in depth, and we want all participants to have time to have their images critiqued. Besides curating your own images and selecting only 5 is a good practice. 

    > Either bring printed pictures (any size as we can easily pass them around) or post the images to the Shutterbugs page before the deadline listed above.

    Patrick's critique sheet has more about critiques. 

    > Patrick will bring a laptop but participants may bring their own device to better view the electronic images. 

    > The artist will have an opportunity to discuss the image. 

    > This goes without saying but when we're at a place of business it's implicitly understood that we will patronize the business for allowing us to meet there.

    There is a parking garage at 4th and Liberty Street as well.

    Articles on Creating Light Trails

    Intro article by Digital Photography School

    Advanced article by Tristan O'Tierny on Light Trails (my process is almost identical) 

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  • Patrick M.

    Hi Everyone, I just wanted to reiterate that we will be meeting on December 12th for this one! December 9th is the date that you can begin uploading images.

    Unfortunately, this is the only way that I can collect your images before the Meetup using this site...

    I'm sorry for this confusion!


    3 days ago

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