GRAND
RAPIDS
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Maynard Avenue - 10am - 3 Hours
Autumn Perez
Enhance your photography skills and gain mastery over your camera's manual settings. Our workshop offers an in-depth exploration of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, providing you with a thorough understanding of how these crucial elements impact your photos' exposure. With hands-on practice and expert guidance from a seasoned professional photographer, you'll step beyond the realm of automatic exposure and unlock the full potential of your photography. Join this transformative experience and transform the way you capture moments.
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$92       5 places left
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 08 June
Campau Avenue - 3pm - 2 Hours
Anthony Williams
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      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginning Watercolors: Basics of Paint

Beginning Watercolors: Basics of Paint

Saturday 18 May
the intersection of Saginaw Highway and Elmwood Road - 12pm - 2 Hours
Lansing Watercolor Group
Sara Parlove
Are you wanting to learn more about watercolor painting? Then join this small class hosted by a professional instructor, specifically designed to assist beginners.

You will learn fundamental watercolor techniques, color theory, how to mix paint and then turn your knowledge into a stunning piece of art.

Color flooding, building up and fixing common mistakes.
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$43      
The Beauty in the Front

The Beauty in the Front

Saturday 25 May
2401 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids - 10am - 2 Hours
Grand Rapids Watercolor Group
Erika Purcell-Williams
Flowers are representatives of natural beauty, even in the most abstract settings. This class challenges painters by contrasting the image of the flower against unique backgrounds, using the artist's interpretation of the background to showcase how beauty can be found in any setting. Artists will learn basic watercolor techniques with mixing colors and blending to create different shades while figuring out how to place their flower as the focal point of their creation.
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$47      
Paint the Park

Paint the Park

Saturday 08 June
Bogue St, East Lansing - 11:30am - 2 Hours
Lansing Watercolor Group
Sara Parlove
Dive into the serene world of watercolor painting with a hands-on workshop focused on capturing the enchanting beauty of nature. Led by a seasoned instructor, participants will be taken on a journey through the essentials of painting. From mastering color theory and composition to fine-tuning brushwork skills, this workshop has it all. The artist chooses an interest/ focal point. The instructor will assist in enhancing abilities.
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$43      

Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting

Saturday 15 June
Fidelity Rd. Lansing - 2pm - 2 Hours
Lansing Watercolor Group
Sara Parlove
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures of the landscape, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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$43      
ABOUT GRAND
RAPIDS
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 Grand Rapids .

  • 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 Grand Rapids Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Great class, our teacher was very helpful and patient. I definitely feel more confident about using my camera!
    5/5
    Sarah
    2024-02-05
    Learned much more about my camera in the manual settings. I am more confident now as I continue to use my camera.
    5/5
    Ralph
    2024-02-05
    Adam was great in explaining camera function to a newbie. Easy laid-back atmosphere, yet productive. I left understanding my camera functions, at a basic level.
    5/5
    Mira
    2024-02-05

    Adam was very prepared and knowledgeable. He helped everyone individually when needed and was able to answer all questions we had.
    5/5
    Nina
    2024-02-04
    It was great. I really learned a lot. Mario is an excellent instructor.
    5/5
    Mary
    2023-07-02
    I really enjoyed the photog event at the highlands..
    5/5
    Judy
    2023-05-21

    The instructor was great, she taught me exactly what I needed to know. On the other hand it was a bit hard to focus with the cold wind and rain. When I signed up, I did not know it was going to be an outside learning experience, I was picturing a classroom!
    5/5
    Sally
    2023-04-02
    The class was very helpful and practical. I learned a lot. Kaitlyn is a good teacher. She explained concept clearly and provided useful demonstrations
    5/5
    Mary
    2023-04-02
    I found the class very useful, I learned a lot from Kaitlyn. She is very patience to explain the topics. I did like the class.
    5/5
    Dafne
    2023-03-13

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Anthony Williams
    Anthony is a professional photographer with over 6 years of experience. He cherished the moments he has been able to capture for people and he looks forward to being able to teach his students do the same!
    Autumn Perez
    Autumn has been doing photography for several years. She loves taking portraits and doing urban exploration. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Photography. She primary works in the West Michigan area. She's always looking for her next adventure with her camera and would love the chance to help others on their photography adventures too.
    PHOTOS
    Grand Rapids Photography Group
    2024-04-09
    Title or Location: The boat ramp near 6th St. Park across from the fish ladder in Grand Rapids
    The art and the lines of this ramp has always appealed to me. I wanted to capture some the essence of this part of the city.
    Credit: Roy Thorne
    Instagram: @thornevision_photography

    Grand Rapids Photography Group
    2024-03-14
    Title or Location: Duck Lake State Park
    This photo was taken at Duck Lake State Park, during sunset I was rushing to the lake to catch the sunset. I took it on portrait mode on my phone. There was no editing done to the photo.
    Credit: Brooke Welch
    Facebook: Brooke Welch
    Instagram: camera_on_photography49437
    Grand Rapids Photography Group
    2024-03-09
    Title or Location: Secchia Building Downtown Grand Rapids
    My son is a med student at MSU and we were given a tour of part of the building. It just happened to be near sunset and the sky was gorgeous. The upper floor windows gave us a special perspective for the photos.
    Credit: Rusty Mills
    Facebook: Rusty Mills

    Grand Rapids Photography Group
    2024-03-06
    Title or Location: The old Smith Farm, Lowell MI
    This farm was destined to be torn down when the developers bought it. Initially there was going to be 48 homes built on the 80 acres. I presented several pictures of the farm I had taken at the planning meeting and asked that the barn and outbuildings could be saved. Since the original plan for 48 homes was rejected, a new developer stepped in and will split off 5 acres with the house and the outbuildings including the barn and sell it.
    Credit: Bruce Doll
    Facebook: facebook.com/gotome

    Grand Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-27
    Title or Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan. Downtown
    10-28-23. One of my best friends had experience one of the most traumatic experiences anyone could ever. We were walking around just trying to keep her mind at ease and I just remember turning around and the scene behind me just looked so surreal and calming so I took a picture.
    Credit: Larry Dietz
    Facebook: Larry Dietz
    Instagram: @minidietz18
    Grand Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
    This photo was taken at the 2024 Orchid Exhibition at Meijer Gardens. I used a Canon 80D. This was taken using a tripod and ambient light only. Canon EF-S 18-135mm Lens, f/5, 1/5 sec, ISO: 100.
    Credit: Wayne Luman

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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