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Photography Meetup: Shooting With Intention

Photography Meetup: Shooting With Intention

Saturday 02 March
Harrison Twp - 2pm - 2 Hours
Sean Brady
Why are we taking the image, would we want to print this and hang it on the wall? That is the aim of this course. Learning to take pictures that avoid cliches such as a spinning Ferris wheel, sunsets, sunrise, signs, and pets. The most famous photographer Ansel Adams shot in grayscale using a zone system and lived very close to Yellowstone. Dorothy Lang would pull over to take her grayscale image after talking to the displaced families of the Dust Bowl. Henri Cartier Benson would walk the streets early in the morning to get his grayscale images. Lewis Hine would have himself, and his camera smashed to get grayscale images, that helped end child labor in America. And while color photography was most likely not an option. These photographers could not really on sunrise or set, or the colors of fall, they all had a motivation and intention, and that is what this course aims to provide.

Note: you will be able to take images in color if desired.
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$43      
ABOUT DETROIT
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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 in 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.

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  • REVIEWS
    It was very nice to have a reason to get out and practice shooting portraits. I learned a lot from others participating in the class and it helped to think about different angles/how to move around the subject to get a different shot.
    5/5
    Lindsey
    2023-10-03
    Very informative!
    5/5
    Nehemiah Montgomery
    2023-10-02
    Very informative! Covered composition as well as B/W photography.
    5/5
    Nehemiah
    2023-07-09

    Event was very good! The instructor, Sean was very welcoming and also accommodating of different skill levels. I left feeling like I learnt quite a bit. Looking forward to future events from this group!
    5/5
    Sebastin Justeeson
    2023-07-02
    Very informative! Sean made sure everyone was getting the attention they needed.
    5/5
    Nehemiah
    2023-06-25
    Very nice and informative day. Good information that I will use in the future.
    5/5
    Bill
    2023-05-07

    It was good walked away learning a few things I didn't know. Also, it was great because it was just me and Sean, so had one on one attention for the three hours. I loved that Sean made me figure out what the correct settings needed to be for the pic that was being taken. It was a great way to spend the day.
    5/5
    Garrett
    2023-04-09
    I really glad I attended the event. Sean, the instructor, did a great job. The weather was awful but he helped us refocus and work on a couple different 201cassignments 201c during the session. I will definitely plan to attend more meet up events with Sean. Thank you!
    5/5
    Jackie Laskowski
    2023-03-28
    It was ok
    5/5
    Tiffany
    2023-03-26

    Sean arrived right on time. He was patient and extremely helpful. He answered all of my questions and and took time to explain things I didn't quite understand. I learned some techniques that were new to me and I'm looking forward to practicing them. I had a great time and would be glad to attend another session.
    5/5
    Kathy
    2023-02-06
    Great location for the event. I wanted to get back in the rhythm of street photography. Kanajah was very helpful with her advice for taking photos. She had some great suggestions for other place to take photos in the Detroit area
    4/5
    Paul
    2022-12-19
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sean Brady
    Hello all, I have spent the majority of my time taking photographs for studios, and larger firms. I went to school for photography, have taught photography before, have taken every type of photo possible. I have not only photography school, but that in broadcasting, and a bachelors degree in education.

    Sean Brady is available for private bookings

    Contact for availability,

    PHOTOS
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Eagle Harbor, Upper Michigan
    Eagle Harbor Lighthouse - January 2024. I went to the UP for the holidays, and we had no snow, which was disappointing but still gave me some good photo ops. The original lighthouse was torn down and then rebuilt. This particular building has been leading boats to safety for over 153 years. It is located on the shores of the great Lake Superior. Lighthouses have always been romantic to me (as well as, to so many other people). The stories they could tell of sweethearts coming back to their loved
    Credit: Lora Grant
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loragrantphoto
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loragrantphotography/

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Marine City Beach
    One of my favorite morning spots to catch the sunrise is at The Marine City Beach in Marine City! Beautiful location!
    Credit: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Facebook: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Instagram: Stellar Stills Media
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-02-21
    Title or Location: Venus Beach (Playa de Venus), Marbella, spain
    My wife and I are spending the winter in Marbella. Venus beach is a few blocks from our apartment, and it has an amazing boardwalk. We go walking every day and most days have been cloudy at sunset until this day.
    Credit: Nehemiah Montgomery
    Facebook: Nehemiah Montgomery
    Instagram: nehemiahmontgomery

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Residence
    Experimenting. I am always trying different lenses, lighting and depth of field. This is an image of a wine bottle positioned in front of my fireplace and directly in front of the television. I got an interesting unintended side light from the tv reflecting in the right side of the wine bottle. General overhead standard track lighting for lights. The label on the bottle is my design taken from a winter photo of Black Star Farms Winery in Suttons Bay, MI. I thought it would make an in
    Credit: Timothy M. Mahoney
    Facebook: timsiview

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Marine City Beach
    Down the St Clair River a beautiful view from the Marine City Beach. The sunrises here are absolutely Stellar!
    Credit: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Facebook: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Instagram: stephenmannina
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: Franchere Mountain, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
    My wife and I were on a trip to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada. The plan one morning was to drive up a particular road for a mountain view, but at the top of the road, the mountain was fogged in. Part way back down the road, I noticed some water through the trees and thought it was worth exploring. We found a place to park, and a narrow trail in the direction of the water. It turned out to be a small lake with a fantastic reflection view of Franchere Mountain. If our original plan ha
    Credit: Roy Goldsberry
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY

    Hertfordshire Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: My back garden in Hemel Hempstead
    As a deep space photographer, I like to take photos of outer space targets that our eyes cannot see. These photos require a lot of patience and a lot of clear nights reason why my telescopes are working almost every night when it isn't cloudy. Astrophotography is very different from all the other types of photography, a single photo sometimes requires tens of hours under the clear night sky but the result is very satisfying.In this photo, I would like to present to you the California Nebula
    Credit: Emil Andronic
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emil.Andronic.Photography
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ancient_light_by_emilandronic/
    Leeds Photography Club
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Under the Arches, Leeds
    This is part of a huge street art display, a real gem in Leeds. I loved the different displays of hands walking, creates a real sense of movement and intrigue. Photo was taken around 11am. The light you see shining on the hand is from a wall light. Camera setting - F4.2, 1/400 shutter and ISO 200.
    Credit: Ruth Rushton
    Victoria Photography Group
    2024-02-26
    Title or Location: Cape Breton

    Credit: Leah Gray (Spirithills.ca)
    Facebook: Spirithills.ca
    Instagram: Spirithills.ca

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

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