October Weekends at Kensington Metro Park, Milford, Michigan. These workshops focus on nature photography: landscapes, macro, wildlife. Lectures are followed by a field trip along the trails in search of photo opportunities.
These workshops are offered Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday times are 8am-12 pm. Sundays from 2-6pm.
Photography students will have access to Nikon and Canon cameras and lenses. During the workshops Nikon D850, D3s and W300 cameras along with a variety of Nikkor lenses will be available. The Canon 5D Mark III, EOS 60D and G12 along with a variety of Canon lenses will also be available in these photography classes .
Students who wish to rent a camera or lens for use after the workshop may do so. The Nikon D850 camera and Canon 5D Mark III camera rent for $25/hour.
Wildlife at Kensington are tame due to constant contact with humans. Songbirds have become habituated to hand-feeding and will follow you along the trails, waiting for a hand-out. Sandhill cranes are so tame they will walk along the trails beside you. Autumn colors will provide red, orange and gold leaves for landscape photography.
What should I bring? Your camera, lens, tripod. Wear layering of clothing. Prepare for wet weather with an umbrella or rain jacket.
Is there an entrance fee to the park? Yes. There are daily rates and yearly rates. Visit their website for current prices.
I've loved taking pictures since I bought my first film camera in 1962. And I'm inspired by the love I have for my home state of Michigan. I have also photographed many different subjects, scenes, and moments all over the world. There's a picture around every corner.
I am a Michigan Master Gardener and enjoy photographing plants and flowers. My favorite location is the MSU Horticulture Garden and 4-H Children's Garden on the campus of Michigan State University.
I have 30 years experience as a photojournalist working for newspapers and magazines. I also have 20 years experience teaching digital photography at the college level to adults.