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.
http://www.swmccc.org/ 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.
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.
Here are photos that I took on a guided night photography walk in Holland.