Upcoming Events

Portrait Photography Class

Portrait Photography Class

Saturday the 2nd of July
The Dequinder Cut Downtown Detroit - 10:30am - 3 hours
During this 3 hour class I will be teaching a few different things. First starting with the basics of a camera and what those setting do. Then moving on to taking photos in manual mode. Lastly pairing up for the last hour to practice.
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$76pp     open - requires 6 bookings to proceed
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday the 16th of July
The River Walk Downtown Detroit - 10.30am - 2 hours
This session will consist of 4 to 6 exercises that are geared towards portrait photos. This goal is to get each student to understand the fundamentals of taking a pretty portrait.
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$39pp     11 places left
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations around Detroit.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Detroit Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

Instructor was friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. He gave us instruction but also allowed us to explore on our own. The location provided interesting photo opportunities. The group size was large enough to to keep it diverse and small enough to to keep it manageable.
Sarah Tonkin, Val Weiss, Amy Ingalls
February 7th 2022
I think Doug had great material to present. Unfortunately, another student took him off-topic multiple times. Without that obstacle, the class would get my Excellent Rating.
Susan Rugenstein
December 5th 2021
Nice venue learned a lot~
Tiffany L. Dillard
December 4th 2021
Doug did an awesome job teaching this ?Rookie? how to get started taking some awesome photos. I came into the class not knowing anything but how to turn on the camera and start shooting in ?auto mode?. He spent alot of time for individual attention showing/explaining things. I highly recommend this class!!
Kevin Welicki
October 6th 2021
Loved the connection of the lessons to the applicable exercises and the instructor was able to help everyone individually.
Emilio Rodriguez
October 3rd 2021
Great event and very interesting class, with good activities which helps to understand the concepts learned during class
Felipe Fuentes
October 3rd 2021
Doug did a great job explaining the concepts and patiently showed how to take photographs and how the different settings affect the photo. The weather turned out great and gave options to experiment with lighting. There were plenty of tips to enhance the learning and freedom to experiment!
Niran Audimoolam
October 2nd 2021
This was a great class!!! Doug was very informative. I like how he explained things to us and even gave us a chart to follow to help us gain better understanding of the concept of exposure.
Michelle Turmell
August 22nd 2021
Had a great time. Lauren is awesome and fun. Look forward to another photo walk.
Adam Antonich
May 20th 2021
Lauren is a great fun teacher/host! We always do cool fun stuff!! I am so glad I found this group..
Tamiko Weary
May 18th 2021
Great flow to the class, really enjoyed walking around Belle Isle.
Adrienne Boyle
May 3rd 2021
It was GREAT!! I learned alot.Maky
Teresa Hunter
May 3rd 2021
Kanajah Fleming
Kanajah has been a photographer for 2 years. She has experience with portraits: studio and outdoor as well as events and products. That's not all though, Kanajah is a graphic artist too. Art is her passion and she aims to teach you how amazing it is to see the world through a lense.