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Great Lakes Photo Adventures (GLPA) is a group focusing on photography in and around the Great Lakes.
GLPA will host photowalks, photography workshops and seminars in all regions of the Great Lakes in the US and Canada.
You don't have to be a Professional photographer to join, your Cellphone, Mirrorless or DSLR will work.
We teach the fundamentals of photography from the Beginning Photographer to the Advanced Amateur.

Upcoming events (5)

Learn How to Shoot Table Top Photography / Click & Print $25

Westborn Camera Warehouse

$25.00

Let us teach you how to Set-Up, Shoot, and Print your images in different shooting locations and situations.

We will help you with setting up the shot, proper lighting, and, camera settings to achieve the best image. Then we will do some creative editing and PRINT YOU AND 8X10 THAT YO TAKE HOME! Kind of like paint with a twist or paint & pour but WITH YOUR CAMERA!
Your Phone, Mirrorless or DSLR Camera is required for this event.

We will have multiple shooting areas set-up with different Subjects to shoot. Each event we will be using different subjects and lighting techniques.

Click and Print (and pour) will be a monthly event held at Westborn Camera and Outdoor locations.

The event starts at 7pm, but you can join us later if needed, and we will finish up at 9pm. You are encouraged to bring your favorite beverage and snacks.
Westborn has a break-room with refrigerator and microwave.

THE COST OF THIS EVENT IS $25 AND INCLUDES AN 8X10 PRINT. Extra prints are available per request and time allowed.

PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE SO I CAN CONFIRM YOUR RSVP.
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS DUE TO SPACE AND TIME.
PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE TO:

PayPal: [masked]
Chase/Zelle: [masked]

Check:
Thomas Nighswander
109 Glendale Dr.
Ann Arbor, Mi 48103

AGAIN PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT WHEN RSVP
Thanks,
Tom & Diane[masked]

Photography for Beginners - Private 1 on 1 Instruction - 2 hrs - $45

Ann Arbor library west branch

WE OFFER CUSTOMIZED ONE-ON-ONE PHOTOGRAPHY and EDITING CLASSES tailored to your specific needs and skill level.
From beginner to experienced, we can help you with your photography needs.
THIS CLASS IS ON A ONE ON ONE BASIS SO CONTACT US FOR DATE AND TIMES THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.
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details on what to expect:

1. Are you new to the world of photography and need some help getting started?
2. Do you want to become a better photographer? Perhaps you've been shooting for awhile, but you want to get more serious and improve your skills.
3. Do you want to Learn new ways to see, compose, and develop your own style..
5. Did you just get a new camera and need help setting it up?
6. Confused by all the buttons and dials on your camera and what they're for?
We will help you understand your camera and how to take pictures with it.
Understand histogram, white balance, digital camera modes, exposure triangle, and other valuable yet often confusing basics of photography.
If you already feel comfortable with using your camera, we can help you take your photography to the next level.
Learn a new skill or technique you've been curious about or are having troubles with.

We can meet in a classroom type setting, or an in-the-field location based on your specific needs and desires.

We can schedule a single class, or we can set up a series of classes weekly or monthly. (Ask us about discounts on weekly or monthly)

Contact us and let us know exactly what you're interested in and we'll work with you.

We are professional, award-winning photographers who specialize in travel, nature and landscape, and fine art photography, with over 35 years of photography experience. We are very passionate about our craft, and feel a special purpose to inspire and teach others what we know and do every day!

The basic cost for a classroom-type one-on-one class is $45 for TWO HOURS.
In-the-Field Personal Instructional costs - TBD based on your requests and location.

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAMERA AND IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!

Call or text to set up your individualized one-on-one class or in-the-field personal instruction with us:

Tom:[masked]

Diane:[masked]

Questions? You can also leave a comment in the comment section below.

Rocky Mountain National Park in Spring 5-day workshop $695.00

Rocky Mountain Hotel & Conference Center

$495.00

Home to majestic mountain vistas and abundant wildlife, Rocky Mountains National Park lends to spectacular Sunrise and Sunset views, beautiful and serene Alpine lakes, and the rugged snow-capped peaks of the high Rockies. This park is stunningly beautiful everywhere you look!

Join national award-winning Photographer Tom Nighswander and professional photographer Jamie Feldman on an unforgettable adventure as we take you to our favorite shooting locations. We will drive the spectacular Trail Ridge Road, one of the most scenic routes in the United States, where you will discover countless photographic opportunities including wild Elk, High Mountain Vistas and Snow-Covered Mountain Peaks.
We will take you to our favorite shooting locations including beautiful Sprague Lake for Sunrise and Sunsets as well as Bear Lake, Lily Lake, and a few other hidden gems along the way. And we GUARANTEE you will see Elk up close and personal along the way.
Each attendee will get personalized one-on-one instruction along with image shares & critiques.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN & EXPERIENCE ON THIS TRIP:

1. How to pre-visualize and create compelling images that capture the viewer’s attention.
2. How to “Fill the Frame” with dynamic compositions, without any distracting components.
3. How to identify your main subject and supporting subjects and place them accordingly in the frame to make your main subject stand out.
4. How to take full control of your camera settings and controls so you can focus 100% on your images.
5. How to choose the best camera settings for each particular situation to get the best results.
6. Tips and tricks for different styles and shooting techniques, depending on the scene.
7. Understanding your histogram and why it is important when out in the field.
8.How to maximize depth of field, and get sharp images every time.
9. Tips for setting up your equipment and being efficient to make the most out of your time while out in the field.
10. How to make the most out of difficult lighting situations and get consistently great images.
11. When to go wide, and when and how to seek out the small stuff to bring more interest and perspective to your imagery.
12. Inspiration to discover your own unique style and create stunning images that will tell a story and connect with your audience.

Whether you're a seasoned photographer or brand new in the world of photography, you can expect to benefit and enhance your skills as you shoot with us on this adventure.

THERE ARE NO LONG HIKES on this Workshop just short walks from the car. We will rideshare to each shooting location as a group.

Workshop Fee: $695.00, non-shooting guests are welcome for free.

We do require a deposit of $125.00 to hold your spot. (contact me for payment arrangements)

Transportation, lodging, & food are not included.
We will carpool during the workshop and discount lodging will be available.

Estes Park Sunday, November 8th by6am

We can pick you up from the airport if arriving on Saturday.
We will rideshare to all shooting locations.

We will send you an equipment list, itinerary, and additional hotel & transportation details closer to the date.

Thank you and payments can be made by PayPal or Zell

Chase/Zelle:
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PayPal:
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Contact me for credit card payments

Thank you and please contact us with any questions
Tom

Learn How to Shoot Table Top Photography / Click & Print $25

Westborn Camera Warehouse

$25.00

Let us teach you how to Set-Up, Shoot, and Print your images in different shooting locations and situations.

We will help you with setting up the shot, proper lighting, and, camera settings to achieve the best image. Then we will do some creative editing and PRINT YOU AND 8X10 THAT YO TAKE HOME! Kind of like paint with a twist or paint & pour but WITH YOUR CAMERA!
Your Phone, Mirrorless or DSLR Camera is required for this event.

We will have multiple shooting areas set-up with different Subjects to shoot. Each event we will be using different subjects and lighting techniques.

Click and Print (and pour) will be a monthly event held at Westborn Camera and Outdoor locations.

The event starts at 7pm, but you can join us later if needed, and we will finish up at 9pm. You are encouraged to bring your favorite beverage and snacks.
Westborn has a break-room with refrigerator and microwave.

THE COST OF THIS EVENT IS $25 AND INCLUDES AN 8X10 PRINT. Extra prints are available per request and time allowed.

PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE EVENT DATE SO I CAN CONFIRM YOUR RSVP.
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS DUE TO SPACE AND TIME.
PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE TO:

PayPal: [masked]
Chase/Zelle: [masked]

Check:
Thomas Nighswander
109 Glendale Dr.
Ann Arbor, Mi 48103

AGAIN PLEASE MAKE PAYMENT WHEN RSVP
Thanks,
Tom & Diane[masked]

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