"Picture Perfect Weekend Workshops" by Todd & Brad Reed Photography

Located at the Cartier Mansion in Ludington, Michigan

 

Mission Statement for Workshops

 

The workshops are designed to teach you how to “see the world in photographs”. Todd and Brad Reed cover many technical aspects of photography (include shutter speed, F-stops and aperture, ISO, depth of field, etc.) and we teach you how to make better choices with your own camera. Todd and Brad also spend a lot of time teaching you how to break down a photograph into all of its technical and artistic elements. The workshops will also focus on the art/vision side of photography and to provide you with more choices/building blocks to create great art. Todd and Brad will teach you the 20 artistic elements they use when they are in the field "making" their photographs. The weekend workshops are great for a beginner with a new camera or a seasoned professional who is looking for a different perspective. All ages and abilities are welcomed. We will share all of our secrets on every aspect of our photography business and our secrets on how we shoot.   We prefer you have a digital SLR. If you don’t, please have a camera that has a full manual mode so you can change the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. “Point and shoot” cameras that only have full auto or only have limited manual modes will not work for this workshop.

 

The price of the Picture Perfect Weekend Workshops, including food and refreshments is $400. Lodging is not included. You may stay at the Cartier Mansion at their nightly rates if rooms are available or you may stay elsewhere. The Mansion fills up fast during these weekend workshops so the sooner you register the better your chances of getting the room you want. They offer a 20% discount for Workshop Students. The Cartier Mansion has the rooms blocked on their website, so please call them directly to book your room.

 

All registration and reservations are made through the Todd and Brad Reed Photography. Please call the gallery at 231-843-0777 to reserve your spot today. Payment is taken at the time of registration, 50% of which is nonrefundable. Cancellations must be made 30 days in advance of the workshop weekend to receive a 50% refund. Each workshop is limited to the first 15 people to sign up and must have a 10-person minimum. This 10-person minimum must be reached two weeks prior to the workshop.

The Cartier Mansion is located at 409 E. Ludington Ave. in Ludington, MI 49431. Check them out at www.cartiermansion.com
 

 

2019 Workshops

May 10 - 12th

May 17 - 19th

 



Advanced Weekend Workshops by Todd & Brad Reed Photography

Located at the Cartier Mansion in Ludington, Michigan

 

Mission Statement for Advanced Weekend Workshop

 

** It is required that you first take the non-advanced Picture Perfect Weekend Workshop with Todd and Brad Reed at the Cartier Mansion before you can sign up for the Advanced Weekend Workshops.**

 

The price of the Advanced Weekend Workshop, including food and refreshments is $400. Lodging is not included. You may stay at the Cartier Mansion at their nightly rates if rooms are available or you may stay elsewhere. The Mansion fills up fast during these weekend workshops so the sooner you register the better your chances of getting the room you want. They offer a 20% discount for Workshop Students. The Cartier Mansion has the rooms blocked on their website, so please call them directly to book your room.

 

It is required that you first take the regular (non-advanced) weekend workshop with Todd and Brad Reed at the Cartier Mansion before you can sign up for the Advanced Weekend Workshops.

 

All registration and reservations are made through the Todd and Brad Reed Photography. Please call the gallery at 231-843-0777 to reserve your spot today. Payment is taken at the time of registration, 50% of which is nonrefundable. Cancellations must be made 30 days in advance of the workshop weekend to receive a 50% refund. Each workshop is limited to the first 15 people to sign up and must have a 10-person minimum. This 10-person minimum must be reached two weeks prior to the workshop. The Cartier Mansion is located at 409 E. Ludington Ave. in Ludington, MI 49431. Check them out at www.cartiermansion.com.

  

2018 Workshop

October 26 - 28th

2019 Workshop

October 25 - 27th

 

 


"Heaven on Hamlin Advanced Workshop" by Todd & Brad Reed Photography

** It is required that you first take the non-advanced Picture Perfect Weekend Workshop with Todd and Brad Reed at the Cartier Mansion before you can sign up for this Workshop.**

Todd and Brad Reed are excited to offer an advanced weekend photography workshop from August 24-26,2018. You must have taken both of Todd and Brad’s first two weekend workshops at the Cartier Mansion to take this class. Payment of $795 is taken at the time of registration, and is non-refundable.  Participants will stay at a beautiful home on the north side of Hamlin Lake. Each student will have their own bedroom and the house has several bathrooms as well. Lodging, all meals, and workshop fees are included in the price. The food is to die for and you won’t go away hungry!!!

We are limiting this workshop to the first SEVEN students that call to reserve their spot. These workshops fill up very quickly so call immediately to sign up.

Participants will arrive by 2pm Friday, and will head home around 1:30pm Sunday. You will spend about 3 hours inside on the curriculum part of the workshop, but most the workshop will be spent outside shooting along the Lake Michigan Shoreline and around Hamlin Lake. We will be shooting sunsets and sunrises as well as looking for wildlife. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Reservations will be taken at our gallery in downtown Ludington, or over the phone at 231-843-0777.   Call right away to reserve your spot because the last several “Heaven on Hamlin” workshops filled up within the first few hours of being announced.

*The lodging for this workshop has steep stairs, and during the workshop portion that is outside, you will be hiking and walking on sand, dunes, etc. 


2019 Workshops

Heaven on Hamlin Workshop: January 18 - 20th, 2019

Heaven on Hamlin Workshop: August 23 - 25th, 2019

 

 


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Legends Ranch Photography Workshop by Todd and Brad Reed


2019 Workshop

August 27th - 29th


** It is required that you first take the non-advanced Picture Perfect Weekend Workshop with Todd and Brad Reed at the Cartier Mansion before you can sign up for this Workshop.**
 

Do you want an opportunity to photograph some of the largest whitetail deer in North America and other wiildlife? Do you want an executive chef to prepare world class food for you? Do you want to stay in a gorgoues lodge with beautiful accommodations? Then the Legends Ranch Photography Workshop by Todd and Brad Reed, located in Bitely, Michigan, is perfect for you!!!! From 3pm on Tuesday, through midmorning on Thursday, we will be hosting a photography workshop for the first 5 students that sign up and pay in full. 

 

With over 65 years of combined photographic experience, Todd and Brad Reed will help give you pointers on photographing wildlife and will help teach you how to be successful with your image making. Both Todd and Brad have won multiple international and national awards for their photographs and have helped thousands of workshop students become successful over the years. Todd and Brad pride themselves on not having any photographic secrets and sharing their knowledge with their students.

 

Legends is a premier 2,000 acre high fence whitetail deer ranch located in the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan that also has two large lakes on the property and numerous streams and swamps. Multiple world record bucks have come from Legends and we love to photograph them with our cameras. Now you have an opportunity to join us with your own camera to create your own visual masterpieces of these magnificent animals. Legends Ranch is teeming with other Michigan wildlife as well that you may get lucky to capture with your camera. We have photographed bald eagles, owls, hawks, song birds, swans, turkeys and woodpeckers to name just a few. You will be able to photograph the animals out of one of Legends Ranch’s many easily accessible blinds. 

 

Legends Ranch’s executive chef, and his highly trained staff, will serve us 5 different gourmet meals during the workshop with some of the finest beef, pork, cheese, wine and other specialties that are available anywhere. You won’t go away hungry, we promise!

 

Each student will have a private bedroom with 5-star hotel quality amenities, including your own bathroom.

 

The cost of the workshop is $1,500 per student and is non-refundable. Again, it is limited to the first 5 students that call the gallery at 231-843-0777 to sign up and pay in full. The gallery is open this time of year from 9:30am-5:30pm Monday through Saturday. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to explore the wonders of Legends Ranch with your cameras and learn from Todd and Brad Reed. We look forward to working with you soon!




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“Build Your Own Book Workshop at the Porcupine Mountains” by Todd and Brad Reed

 2019 Dates:Monday, October 7th at 4pm through Friday,October 11th at noon

* It is required that you first take the non-advanced Picture Perfect Weekend Workshop with Todd and Brad Reed at the Cartier Mansion before you can sign up for this Workshop.*

**The Porcupine Mountains create a more challenging environment than most of our other workshops. It involves a lot more hiking and climbing on very steep, slippery rock. Quite a few of the trails may be muddy from rain or waterfall action. We ask that you know your limitations and capabilities before signing up for this workshop.**


Description: Come join the father and son photography team of Todd and Brad Reed at a photography workshop at the Lake of the Clouds and the Presque Isle River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Todd and Brad will take you into the beautiful Porcupine Mountains State Park and Bond Falls to help focus your vision on creating storytelling images that speak to YOUR heart. The Reeds will guide you through their steps in choosing imagery and designing their own award winning books. On Thursday of the workshop, each workshop student will gather their best images from the workshop shoots and will spend 2 hours of one on one time with Todd and Brad. During this time, the three of you will sit down at the Reed’s computer and they will help you choose your images and layout your own personal “Snapfish” type book. These books will be shipped directly to you once they are produced roughly 4 weeks after the workshop.

 

Price: $2,500 for this special 5 day/4-night class. Workshop price covers lodging (each student has their own hotel room), instructional fees, picnic lunches out in the field and cost of the book and shipping. Students are responsible for their own transportation and remaining meals.

 

*Non-participating attendees can also attend the workshop for an additional $200 charge. Their picnic lunches would be covered. These attendees are welcome along on any shooting adventures during the workshop. If they plan on shooting their own photographs, then we ask they be one of the 5 paying workshop students. We also ask that the classroom portions in the conference center be limited to registered workshop students. The last day we will all share photos made during this workshop, at this point, non-participants are welcome to join all of us in viewing these images. All the reserved rooms except one are two queen beds. One of the rooms is a king only.

 

Lodging:AMERICINN SILVER CITY, Ontonagon, Michigan. We have already reserved all the rooms so you don’t have to worry about that, but you can check out the amenities at by clicking HERE

 

To reserve your spot in the workshop please call our Ludington gallery at 231-843-0777 to pay in full. The $2,500 is non-refundable except for extreme circumstances.

 



Private Lessons by Todd & Brad Reed Photography

 

Requirements of a private lesson:

$100 per hour

Minimum of four hours (at a single time, cannot be split)

Todd OR Brad will give the lesson (will not be both)

Very limited availability, must be arranged around Todd and Brad's schedule

Please email info@toddandbradreed.com for more information or to schedule a private lesson.