Total Immersion Nature Photography Weekend in Beautiful Northern Michigan

Michigan Photography Workshop

This is an earlier date for this workshop than in prior years so we are announcing this now. Come spend a fun and exciting weekend learning how to take your nature photography to the next level. The weekend is May 26-28, 2017 at Park of the Pines on beautiful Lake Charlevoix in northern Michigan with an optional all day field trip to Michigan’s U.P. on Monday, May 29.

This is an action packed weekend with intensive exploration sessions combined with “go out and do it” field trips. Come learn the secrets of the pros and practice your skills along with other eager photographers.

Workshop and registration information is at

Exploration Sessions

The exploration sessions will give you the skills you need to create exciting images. You will learn what turns boring in beautiful and how to change dull into dynamic. Bring your camera gear to the exploration sessions because you will be using it in practical exercises. We will explore:

Professional Secrets to Great Color
Metering – The First Big Step Toward Great Images
Depth of Field – The Doorway to Dramatic Images
It’s all about the Light – How to “read” and work “with” the light
Playing with Time – Creating Images That Your Eyes Can’t See
From Grand to Intimate – Landscapes Great and Small
Wildlife Photography – How to Find, Get Close To, and Photograph Wildlife
Petals in the Wind – How to Create Beautiful Flower Images
Starry Starry Night – Night and Low Light Photography
Simplifying Tricky Situations – It’s Only Hard Until You Know How


Nothern Lights over Lake Michigan. Photo taken during a workshop field trip.

Field Trips

On the field trips you will apply what you are learning in the beauty of Northern Michigan.


“Amazing Workshop – I’ve been to several (over the years). Don’t miss the next one.” – Bob W

“I was so impressed by how many “trade secrets” he freely shared. I couldn’t learn as much as I did in this workshop on my own, if I worked hard for years.” – Besma A

“Jim Doty’s workshop is excellent. Very down to earth and not so technical to the point of being intimidating.” – Steve S

“The amount and quality of information was more than I had hoped for.” – Alan M

“Jim Doty gives the most warm, intense, wonderful photographic digital workshop. He is truly a gift to those who choose to attend.” – Win M

“I really had no idea how much you could manipulate a camera to get such great images without using Photoshop. I found it amazing!” – Melissa D

“We have learned so much more about photography than we ever dreamed existed. Thank you so much for teaching us so much with such enthusiasm.” – Pat D

“I had NO IDEA my camera was capable of so much.” – Vickie R

“Great Workshop! I can use your material to quickly become a better photographer.” – Jim T

“Your workshop renewed and re-excited my interest in photography. I have some new ideas and ways to ‘up my game’.” – Don M

“Jim’s workshop showed me the way to put my DSLR’s features to use and the advantages of knowing why and how they function. Easy to follow and understand.” – Gene S

“Hi Jim – I can’t wait to get to get out into the field and put what I learned into practice. As you say, Happy Shooting!” – Becky W

“I began to read every book about photography that I could get my hands on. I also enrolled in a nature photography class taught by Jim Doty. Jim’s class proved incredibly helpful, covering many specific techniques employed by professional photographers that weren’t in any of the dozens of books I owned. Jim’s class helped me to develop technically, and the results were instantly apparent.” – Jeremy B


Michigan Nature Photography Workshop

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