What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in capturing the beauty of Michigan with digital or film cameras. Michigan is blessed with astonishing natural beauty and ample urban settings all of which make for tremendous photo-making opportunities. We will emphasize "making" photographs and art rather than "taking" snapshots. All skills levels are welcome. DSLR, point-and-shoot or even camera phones are welcome. Looking forward to meeting you and exploring the photogenic beauty of all Michigan has to offer.

Upcoming events (5)

BARNS,Lighthouse and Dark Sky Photography Spring Workshop in the Thumb $99.00

Join us for a day/night of photographing barns, lighthouse, and ASTRO in Michigan's Thumb.
The thumb has some very cool artistic barns, and a wonderful lighthouse.

WHERE TO MEET:
If you want we can meet at:
option A
Camera Exchange in Waterford and leave from there.
5582 Dixie Hwy, Waterford Twp, MI 48329
option B is:
Or McDonalds in Bad Axe. Plan to leave Waterford no later than 9am to meet in Bad Axe by noon.

We have plenty of room for parking if you feel comfortable ride sharing.

It is a 2-1/2 hour drive to our first shooting location.
We will start out shooting barns in remote areas of the thumb. We will shoot some sunset images and then watch the skies for our best ASTRO location. The thumb has a lot of options.

IMPORTANT!!!
WE REALIZE THERE IS A VIRUS GOING AROUND RIGHT NOW.
WITH THAT IN MIND, ON OUR WORKSHOPS WE ARE MORE THAN 6 FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER. SO USE COMMON SENSE, BRING HAND SANITIZER.

Equipment list needed for this workshop:

DSLR or MIRRORLESS CAMERA
KIT LENS.
LENS WITH F-STOP OF[masked]
Wide Angle Lens of 12-35mm equivalent. A fisheye is also a fun lens to try for Astro.
A STURDY TRIPOD
CABLE RELEASE OR REMOTE TRIGGER. ( I can show you another method if you don't have one)
EXTRA FULLY CHARGED BATTERIES (long exposures eat batteries).
Fresh Memory Cards.

*Basic knowledge of your camera's settings and controls is very helpful, as it can be quite frustrating trying to figure out how to change your settings in the dark.
Using a flashlight with a red light is also helpful and less distracting to other photographers.

THE COST OF THIS INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOP IS $99.00
(I will offer a "rain check" if conditions are unfavorable.)

payments must be made to:

PayPal or Zell
@[masked]

We do take credit cards ask me for details

Thank you and as always feel free to contact me with any questions.
Tom[masked]

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

Ann Arbor public library west gate

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.

Hocking Hills Ohio Waterfall Weekend Workshop. $165

Camera Exchange

$165.00

Join us on a Photographers Journey capturing Waterfalls and Spring Fauna in Hocking Hills Ohio. This will be or 9th season photographing Hocking Hills in spring and all we can say is... It is MAGIC!

Cascading waterfalls, breathtaking cliffs, deep recess caves, and forestland as far as the eye can see are just a few distinctive features of the region.
We will capture long exposure along the river, But there is more.
Located in the picturesque sandstone region of Southeastern Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park encompasses some of the most scenic areas in the entire state. Rock outcrops, deep cool gorges, and waterfalls are found throughout the 6 main park areas.
The easy and relaxing walks along well-maintained pathways with spring colors, rushing water and numerous waterfalls all around.

This is a 2 day guided workshop with photography instruction and image review/critique. (time allowing)
Tentative itinerary: Friday we will leave from the Ann Arbor area to get to Logan Ohio in time to get our cabin, go over camera equipment and talk shop over Dinner or Snacks. Saturday we will gather at the main cabin and head out to shoot early morning light at Old Mans Cave with a break for lunch and discussion. Saturday afternoon we will take you to some of our favorite locations in the park, including Conkle's Hollow, a revisit to Old Mans Cave (for those that wish), Rock House, and for those interested a short hike to a new location 21 Horses Cave. Saturday evening we will have a POTLUCK DINNER with image share and critique of our days shooting. Sunday we will shoot in the AM starting at Ash Cave and finishing up at Cedar Falls. Before heading home we can head into Logan for lunch and discussion then head back home. We may stay and shoot a while longer if anyone wants to join us.

IMPORTANT! Lodging accommodations:
We will be staying in shared PRIVATE family style cabins, each with 2 bedrooms. One with a queen sized bed and the other with 3 bunks, there is a pull-out couch in the common area. The cabins have a shared bathroom.
The cabins are all newly remodeled with full kitchen, a common area with fireplace, and a screened in back porch. They do supply fresh linens and pillow, but we bring our own pillows for personal comfort. Cabin rental is $45.00 per night per person. Cabin Fee is NOT INCLUDED in the Workshop Price. IMPORTANT! The cabins hold 4-6 people and I have to reserve ASAP because they SELL OUT FAST. As far as Hotels and supplies the closest town is Logan and that is a good 45 minutes away from the park. Attendees are responsible for food, lodging/cabin fee, and transportation. We recommend carpooling from the Ann Arbor area.

The cost of this workshop is $165.00 per attendee, (not including cabin cost). WE NEED PAYMENT UPON RSVP SO WE KNOW HOW MANY CABINS TO RESERVE. (last year we had 5 cabins) Workshop Fee Does not include cabin rental, cabin fee for the weekend per person is $90.00 total for each attendee.

Payments are to:
PayPal: [masked]
Zell: [masked]
I also take credit cards
Thank you and I am looking forward to meeting and shooting with you.
Tom[masked]
@npwphoto

Table Top Still Life Photography / Click & Print this class Flowers & Bokeh

Click and Print (and pour BYOB) is a mini-workshop where we shoot a subject (or multiple subjects), edit your best or favorite image, and we print you a professionally printed 8x10 that you take home that day.
You will need your iPhone, Mirrorless or DSLR camera for this event. (no film cameras)
We will have multiple shooting tables set-up with different antique and unique cameras to shoot.
(Westborn is one of the Nations largest used and antique camera stores)
Click and Print (and pour) will be a bi-weekly event hosted at different locations.
The first location will be at Westborn Camera's Wearhouse in Livonia (see map above).
The event starts at 7pm, but you can join us later if needed, and we will finish up at 9pm.
You are welcome 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.

All images captured are yours and you have full rights to your images.

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]

Past events (726)

ASTRO, BARNS, and Lighthouse in the Thumb $99.00

Camera Exchange

$99.00

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