More October Events

City Lights Photowalk Saturday Night

One of my favorite shots from the No 9 walking bridge

Bryan Leonard, Troy Schmidt and I will lead a City Lights Photowalk this Saturday, October 14.  We will meet at 5:30 at the Park & Ride lot across the service road from Target at the Wisconsin 94 Exit 2.   With sunset close to 6:30, this will allow us time to get to the first location and set up to take advantage of the blue hour.  Our first stop will be at the Boom Island Park, where we will walk a couple hundred yards to a great location to capture city lights of Minneapolis.  Here is a link to one of Greg Lundgrens’ great photos taken from there.  After we leave Boom Island we will go to the vicinity of the No. 9 walking bridge near the U of M Campus.  There will be a parking charge at both locations.


  • Tripod
  • Fully charged battery
  • Wide angle lens (I use a 24-105 mm)
  • Warm clothes
  • Credit card for parking

Here are maps for both locations in case you want to drive on your own:

Special Meeting on October 18, 6:30 pm

Using our photography equipment with the right lens and/or filters and extension tubes we will be able to see things that our eyes cannot:   the individual pollen dust on the legs of a bumblebee, the tiny web strings of a crab spider inside the flower petals to name a few.   Join us as John Pennoyer makes his presentation that includes his techniques on capturing macro images of insects and botanical subjects. He will also cover his process of stacking several images together to get your subject hair sharp but maintaining a nice soft background.

John is widely published and began giving photography classes in the early 2000’s.   He is now teaching many photography classes/workshops for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and has taught black bear workshops in northern Minnesota for 16 years.  You can view his work at


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