DETROIT
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 02 June
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.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 16 June
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      
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.
book now
$92      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Sunday 28 July
Woodward Avenue, Detroit - 12pm - 2 Hours
Jacob Neil
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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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      

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
    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
    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

    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
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Just north of Brechin on Hwy 169.
    May 10 the northern lights hit a G5 storm, a KP index of 9, the highest it will go, and the best storm we've seen in over 20 years. I drove my 10 year old son north to see them, this was a chance of a lifetime. I managed to get several amazing photos. Canon R6M2, RF10-20mm lens at 10mm, 30sec at f4, iso 1000, manual focusing. This was looking more north-west as most of the bright colours could be seen to the south, west and just north of us.
    Credit: Diane Schlichting
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61558842215195
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlebearphotographyca/
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-21
    Title or Location: Cremorne Point
    Cremorne Point is always a favourite choice to capture the southerly sunsets with the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline in the frame. This isn't a long exposure shot but a motion blur added to the water in post production.
    Credit: Oindrila Mitra
    Instagram: oindrilaclicks
    Tucson Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: San Rafael Valley, AZ
    Taken on a backroad photo trip through the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona. I shot the image with a Sony A6000 converted to 830nm infrared. Some editing in Lightroom.
    Credit: Andy Baldwin
    Instagram: @abaldwinphoto

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

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