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Covid is a global issue and varies, city by city, even day by day, here across North America, but we want you to know that you can enroll in workshops, currently posted for six months beyond the current month and updated on a monthly basis since 2006. (Founded in 2006, this format of updating new group workshop locales, times and dates have always been handled in this same manner. Should you require a private workshop, our professional photographers who lead group sessions in the community where they live, can accommodate PRIVATE WORKSHOPS on any photo topic and meet up with you and your guests on any day of the week that suits your schedule and locale selected within our active communities.) We can conform to your priorities.
As any workshop you select approaches, please know that we will adhere to the Covid social distancing directives relevant to your local community at that time, as they apply to the coronavirus, allowing you to receive a total refund or the chance to reschedule with no penalty fee no matter how long you require to make your rescheduling decisions. Please contact us toll free, 1 877 372 2231 or email us at DPABooking@DigitalPhotoAcad
IF WORKSHOP DOES RUN, MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING CONFORMS TO LOCAL DIRECTIVES
Welcome to the Detroit market for the international network of live and online photo classes, all under the banner of Digital Photo Academy.
This section is devoted to the Detroit community and the DPA Instructors who lead these workshops are professional photographers who have lived in Detroit for at least 10 years, usually longer.
These pro shooters also have teaching experience and they love teaching. (Not all photographers do.) They know the local retailers where you can get the better deals on photo equipment and more importantly, they know where the best photo ops are which allows us to provide you with a rotation of interesting places to shoot, throughout the year, whether indoors or outdoors, winter, spring, summer of fall. Sometimes one time of day to shoot is better than another and our DPA instructors keep us informed.
Often, the DPA Instructors even have private access to various locales in the city where they live. Themes vary from street photography and dynamic architecture, to flowers and landscapes, as well as waterscapes, sunsets, lush scenery and everything in between.
During one month, you might be invited to rendezvous in the luxurious natural light streaming in to a religious venue via spectacular stained glass windows and the following month, it might be a small relatively unknown park with very special landscapes. This is why we offer a special ALUMNI Discount to people who attend more than one workshop.
Nationally, we organize these workshops to provide variety for the participants in each local market, but we could not do it without the expertise and connections provided by the DPA instructors in each of those markets.
Phone the national headquarters of Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231 but know that each of the Digital Photo Academy markets includes a local office. In Detroit, that office is at:
E-MAIL US AT DPAbooking@digitalphotoacademy.com OR CALL 1-877-372-2231 OR click here TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PRIVATE ALL DAY OR HALF DAY CLASS
ASK ABOUT OUR BACK-TO-BACK SAME DAY WORKSHOP OFFER WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO PAY $150 TOTAL, $65 LESS THAN IF YOU TOOK THE CLASSES ON SEPARATE DAYS. THIS STARTS WITH A SIT-DOWN SESSION FOLLOWED BY A 3-HOUR DEMONSTRATION PHOTO SHOOT, LED BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.
And in case you’re interested, click here to check out some FREE SAMPLES of our ONLINE CLASSES.
The class today was fun, informative and easy! I got some great shots! You’re all so very nice and I felt like family. I will be sending my shots to you soon.
Thanks so much!!!! Dave was a good instructor and took time with the class so we could understand. I joined the group. The pics are amazing 👀 Its been a pleasure exchanging communications with you.
The class that was offered was very rewarding, it allowed me to get more familiar with my camera and usage. The class was an excellent and the size was also good to allow to us to ask questions. I had never used my camera to take monochrome pictures. It was different, but yet beautiful. I like the look! I have included some pictures that I took. I also plan to start posting on you website for Facebook. Thank you and Thank you to Tom, for he was an amazing and experienced teacher.
The weather was quite beautiful! Tom was great and helpful.
I did enjoy the Tom McKenzie workshop on August 10th and looking forward to the September 14th date.
I really enjoyed the Compostion in the Field class. I’m sure I will use a lot of the techniques we practiced looking through the viewfinder in the future! Just a note for the Master Your Camera Controls class: It is good for introducing beginners to their cameras and introduce basic concepts such as exposure.
“All went well. I learned some things and had a good time. Thank you”
“Thank you, Tom, for a great class! I am so thrilled to really be using my camera! No more automatic setting for me! Michael- I really enjoyed working with you as a co-participant and your pictures- including that beautiful daughter. I also loved working with the black & white and learned so much!
What an empowering class!”
The class at the Conservatory was great. I learned a lot about composing a shot and different details on how my camera works. I will definitely look to taking another class from DPA.
“I really wanted to attend this workshop but family doings prevented it.
I hope it was a success and you will be planning another at this location. I have attended several in Michigan and Arizona and the quality has always been excellent.
“I learned so much! I loved Tom. He is an awesome instructor! I just shot my first engagement session in manual the day after (Sunday) and the photos turned out amazing.”
“Great group; nice meeting everyone. Hope to see some of you again.”
“Thank you so much for the wonderful class taught by Tom McKenzie in Detroit!!! I was visiting from Boston, and my sister bought me a space in his class. He did a beautiful job – as I learned so much from his instruction.”
– Claudia Vanderpool
“We had a perfectly nice day in Downtown Detroit (Greektown). Our trainer Tom was able to gap the bridge between beginners and experienced photographers.”
– Ulrich Gollwitzer
Thank you Hugh. We just got back from our Mediterranean cruise where some of techniques you used really paid off for some great pictures I.e. creating a natural border and ISO. We look forward to finding an opportunity to attend the make up class.
“I wanted to get some help with my new DSLR before signing up for some of the shoots that you are offering. I enjoyed the class and am looking forward to attending many of those shoots in the future.”
– Dolli Kettron
“It was a great CLASS!! Thanks for all the pointers and ideas!”
– Sophie and Marc
“Thanks for fun course on Sunday and sending to 2 attachments, they will be helpful! I put 2 photos up on facebook on DPA.”
– Charlie Morgan
“Thanks for the attachments!! They definitely will come in handy.
I just wanted to let you know I really did learn a lot in that short period of time. And I’m really looking forward to taking more classes. After that class I came home with such a natural high and excited to learn more. I plan to post some of my pictures soon.”