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On Location: Dequindre Cut Photo Walk with Edelyn Westwood

  • May 17, 2022
  • 3:30 PM
  • 1580 Wilkens St., Detroit, MI 48207


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On Location: Dequindre Cut Photo Walk with Edelyn Westwood, M.Photog.

Come and join Edelyn for an afternoon of fun, adventure, and photography!

We’ll visit some of Edelyn's favorite spots to create portraits along the Dequindre Cut. Formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad, the Dequindre Cut is a below-level greenway that runs from Eastern Market all the way to the riverfront. It has everything from scenic park settings to grungy industrial and graffiti locations.

Edelyn will cover lighting with OCF, “finding the light” suitable for portraits, posing, and analyzing what makes a good spot for creating a portrait.

BRING YOUR GEAR!!! Everyone will be able to photograph during this program. Edelyn will find a spot, setup a portrait, cover some lighting and posing, create a portrait, then let attendees go at it and photograph. Edelyn will have lights attendees can use, but, if we do any HHS then you’ll have to bring lights that work for you.

This will be a fun, educational, interactive afternoon/evening. Edelyn will have some models, but if you have someone in particular you’d like to bring.....let Edelyn know.

Meet at 3:30PM at Dequindre Cut parking lot, 1580 Wilkins St. Detroit, MI 48207. We will shoot until we get tired, hungry, or run out of daylight!!!!

There will be NO CLASSROOM time. This will be a highly interactive mobile workshop. 

DON'T FORGET YOUR GEAR.  Bring camera, and any portable lighting you want to practice with. Edelyn will be bringing lights for Canon equipment, but it is often best to perfect the use of what you have. 


Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My father was an avid shutterbug, taking photos of holidays, vacations, just about everything our family did. Every couple of months, we would all get together, pull out the slide projector, and spend the evening looking at photos old and new. I learned early on the importance of preserving memories with photography. When I was 12 I had my first darkroom under the basement stairs. At 14, I received my first SLR camera for Christmas. My only thought for a career was to be a photographer, and in 2021 I will be celebrated 40 years as a professional photographer. In that time I have been lucky to work with some of the top studios in the Metro Detroit area.

In 1994 I was hired as a contract photographer for General Motors. Interesting work, but the best part was that we were on the cutting edge of digital photography. Photoshop 2.5 (before layers!) and a Kodak DCS420 camera were my tools back then. My computer geekdom and my passion for photography were a perfect fit! I also discovered that I love to share what I know with my fellow photographers and started teaching Photoshop in 1999. In 2012 I starting working with my wife, Julie Proudfoot, at our studio, Wally Spice Photography/WSP Seniors. Julie and I met at a PPM convention 10 years ago, and our mutual love of photography soon turned into relationship that changed our lives forever when we got married in 2013. I earned my Master of Photography in 2010. I am currently a Professional Photographers of America Councilor and serve on the Detroit Professional Photographers Association Board of Directors, and a Past President of Professional Photographers of Michigan.