DETROIT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 30 June
Woodward Avenue, Detroit - 12pm - 2 Hours
Jacob Neil
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 14 July
Woodward Avenue, Detroit - 12pm - 3 Hours
Jacob Neil
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$92       4 places left
Long Exposure - Night Photography Meetup

Long Exposure - Night Photography Meetup

Sunday 21 July
Woodward Avenue, Detroit - 9pm - 2 Hours
Jacob Neil
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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$47      

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Bell Isle - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Jacob Neil
Learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunset.

Beyond just being a natural phenomenon, the setting of the sun symbolizes many things to a variety or people and cultures. The setting of the sun represents the completion of a day's work, so it represents the opportunity to rest.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 11 August
Woodward Avenue, Detroit - 12pm - 3 Hours
Jacob Neil
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$92      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 25 August
Woodward Avenue, Detroit - 12pm - 2 Hours
Jacob Neil
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      

ABOUT DETROIT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
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.

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

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    I not only enjoyed hanging out with Jacob this day, but I learned a lot in the allotted time. (He even stuck around and answered questions afterward so it was more like 2.5 hours). He's very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about his craft and also about how to get around in Detroit. I learned some great tips on methods of shooting that I had not tried before, nor was aware of, and I left feeling very inspired. I will now be looking forward to shooting on rainy/gray days and purposefully looking for puddles😊 Thank you Jacob!
    5/5
    Karen
    2024-06-03
    The walk around with Jake was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and a good listener. Enjoyed every minute of it and the event far exceeded my expectations!
    5/5
    Jeffrey Rowe
    2024-06-03
    This was an excellent class! Jake was a great and fun instructor & he taught us lots of tips and tricks. We would highhly recommend this course and Jake!
    5/5
    Nancy
    2024-05-13

    I had a great time and learned some things along the way and also, made some new acquaintances. The instructor-guide was wonderful. I hope to one day ascend to His level of expertise and look forward soon again to participate in a Group event.
    5/5
    Virgil
    2024-03-07
    The event overall was very helpful. With smaller groups like what we had today, it was very easy to get detailed feedback from the instructor. Sean did a great job overall.
    5/5
    Austin
    2024-03-04
    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

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Jacob Neil
    Jake is a Michigan based photographer with 9 years of camera experience. He lived in New York City for 8 years, spending a lot of time capturing the streets of NYC. He also has a passion for landscape photography, with a lot of time spent outdoors capturing the mountains and night sky throughout the country.

    Jake is excited to share his perspective with you, ready to open lenses and minds to a new experience that will improve your craft through a fun social experience!

    Jacob Neil is available for private bookings

    PHOTOS
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-03-16
    Title or Location: Marine City
    A beautiful sunset and a beautiful town filled with amazing shops, people & eats! Come check out the beautiful Marine City!
    Credit: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Facebook: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Instagram: stephenmannina

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Lewis Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    My wife and I had a trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons about a dozen years ago. We spent most of the time in Yellowstone, and wanted to see more of the Tetons so we went back for a week in September of 2020. After good luck with the weather we had a spare day so we went up to the lower geyser basin again. On the way back, we stopped here and got a nice shot of the falls with seasonal color.
    Credit: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Facebook: ROY GOLDSBERRY
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Belle Isle
    Spent the unusually warm day on Belle Isle, looking for photo opportunities. Highlighting foreground (seagulls on rocks) middle ground (MacArthur Bridge) and background (Detroit skyline) in the composition. Also, the various shades of grey add to the dynamic range.This scene is one I am going to attempt to shoot again at first morning light as a color photo. Stay tuned.
    Credit: Timothy M. Mahoney
    Facebook: timsiview

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Island Lake State Park.
    The light bark with the blue background is what I liked when looking at it.
    Credit: Greg Weber

    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Grand Haven Lighthouse
    A unplanned day trip to Grand Haven for dinner and a sunset. A leap year February 29th sunset, taken from South Haven State Park Beach. A crisp, breezy evening that left the fingers numb, but getting this shot was worth every second on the beach. A 2 1/2 hour trip home, but Mother Nature made it worthwhile.
    Credit: David Carlson
    Instagram: @powerplaalyphotography63
    Detroit Photography Group
    2024-03-10
    Title or Location: Richmond, MI
    St Peters Lutheran church located in Richmond, MI has been at this same location for over 150 years!
    Credit: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Facebook: Stephen Michael Mannina
    Instagram: stephenmannina

    Oshawa Photography Group
    2024-06-20
    Title or Location: Uxbridge, Ontario
    ?This past Father?s Day I went to a family farm cidery with my oldest daughter. The drinks were good, the company was great, but the best part was the farm?s commitment to keeping wild, native plants for pollinators. This little bee found a delicious clover and I got this macro shot.?
    Credit: PGC Photography
    Instagram: @valle6500
    Baton Rouge Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Plaquemine LA
    This was the backside of a passing storm system while I was at work in a chemical plant. Capture was made on my iPhone 15 Pro using the Lightning Cam 2 app.
    Credit: Christopher Fontenot
    Bell County Photography Group
    2024-06-19
    Title or Location: Nolanville
    A few years ago the field on FM 3219 used to be full of sunflowers. Not anymore. Good thing I took the photos when I did...
    Credit: Bambi Altman

    Portsmouth Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Southsea
    Red arrow display for the 80 tribute to the fallen.
    Credit: ian gray
    Facebook: Ian Gray Promotional filming and photography
    Instagram: iangrayimages
    San Francisco Photography Group
    2024-06-18
    Title or Location: Arches National Park-Moab Utah
    Arches is considered a dark sanctuary meaning using light painting is not allowed. I went to do Astro Photography in June of 2021. This was taken approximately 2am when the Milky Way rose to the center of the arch. While it is a dark sanctuary, someone was hiking on the other side with a headlamp giving me just a touch of light painting to outline the arch. I held the wide angle lens open approximately 13-seconds, ISO 1600.
    Credit: Terry Enlow
    Instagram: @terryenlow
    Murrieta Photography Group
    2024-06-17
    Title or Location: Bainbridge Circle, Murrieta, CA
    Long Exposure Christmas at Bainbridge Circle - 134 sec f/11 iso400 50mm (DEC 2020)
    Credit: Charles Grandin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charles.grandin
    Instagram: @ctgrandin

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