Category Archives: Michigan

SWMCCC Photography Weekend

In July, I attended the SWMCCC, or ​Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs Weekend of Photography hosted at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. This is a three day photography workshop and learning opportunity full of classes, lectures and opportunities to shoot. I enjoyed the weekend as the speakers were engaging and the weather in Holland was warm and sunny.  I learned  a great deal and got to practice some new techniques with instructors on hand to help. It is sometimes easy to forget just how much there is always to learn and practice in photography. I think that is one of the aspects of this hobby that I love so  much, you can always keep improving and trying new things. is the site for the camera club if you are interested in attending next year.

Here are some photos I took while on lunch break around Holland at the Farmers Market, on Hope College campus, and downtown.

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Here are some photos that I took in two separate macro photography classes. In once class we discussed light boxes and photographed jewelry, and in the other class we talked about photographing insects and photographed two mantises.

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Here are photos that I took on a guided night photography walk in Holland.

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Port Austin Porch Music Festival and Beachfront June 2017

Saint Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade 2017

John King Books

On Halloween I had the day off so my best friend and I did what we loved to do, visit a bookstore. The king of them all is John King Books in Detroit. It is four stories of used books in every genre and topic anyone could ask or look for. The hand written sign and attentive staff make this place so special. In a world of shiny isles at discount stores, or super fast internet shopping, a this place brings you back to earth, to feeling, to exploring, to reading.

Holland Fall Festival 2016


Welcome to my photos from the Farmer’s Market and Fall Festival in Holland, Michigan, October 2016. It was a windy, and busy afternoon in Holland and the downtown was buzzing with pumpkin carving activity. Enjoy!


The Michigan Renaissance Festival 2016

DALLY in the ALLEY 2016

St. Clair Shores Farmers Market

Port Austin Art

Art Prize Seven

Here are some of my photos from the last weekend of art Prize Seven in Grand Rapids, Michigan.