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Welcome!

The Brentwood Photography Group encourages and promotes the growth of its members’ photographic skills through education, exhibitions, and fellowship.

If you live in the Nashville area and looking for a thriving photography group where you can learn, grow, share, coach,… you’ll love our group. We look forward to you joining us at a forthcoming meeting.

August 2020 - Photo of the Month Winners

MONTHLY Meeting

First Tuesday of Every Month, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Michelle Conner - Pet Photography

Zoom Meeting on Tuesday October 6th at 7:00 PM

Registration is required

Members will receive a direct link to the meeting via email. If you are not a member and are interested in attending this and other great BPG events, please contact us here.

The journey to discovering my passion for photography has been a long road of self discovery. From the time I was a child, I was an entrepreneur creating something tangible from an idea. Convincing my classmates to purchase a painted pet rock was possibly my greatest accomplishment in grade school. Making something that people truly valued gave me a purpose. It made me feel unique and stoked my inspiration for other artistic outlets. I discovered photography in high school after receiving my first dslr camera. An interest in landscape photography began to brew, and soon enough I was hauling my camera on every vacation and submitting photographs of mountains, waterfalls and farmland in my high school journalism magazine and local coffee shop. I had officially caught the photo bug and it drastically changed my life and career path.

After graduating from Antonelli Institute of Photography & Graphic Design, I went on to work at Wonderful Machine, Inc. as an apprentice. I assisted editorial photographers while working with publications like Forbes Magazine, New Jersey Architect, Penn Gazette and Philadelphia Magazine. I was introduced to environmental portraiture, which utilizes the environment and surroundings to tell the subject’s story. I fell in love with this approach and began combining it with my passion for landscapes and animals. After moving to Nashville in 2012, I slowly created a new brand and focused my energy on pet portraiture, creating vibrant images that tell a story and express the unique and charismatic personality of each animal. My passion project is working with local rescue groups and celebration of life sessions with senior or terminally ill pets. I’ve been blessed to be named one of the top three pet photographers in Nashville and published in Nashville Paw Magazine, Your Williamson, and Southern Exposure Magazine.

Resumption of Monthly Group Meeting

We will resume our in-person monthly meeting when it is safe to do so. If you are not currently a member of our group but want to find out more, we would love to connect with you and give you a sense of what we’re about. Please feel free to Contact us!

Mini Clinic

Jerry Parks - Critique Night!

Zoom Meeting on Thursday October 8 at 7:00 PM

Members will receive a direct link to the meeting via email. If you are not a member and are interested in attending this and other great BPG events, please contact us here.

Jerry has authored Slow Roads Tennessee: A Photographic Journey Down Timeless Byways and A Tennessee Portrait: Photographs and Stories From Roads Less Traveled.

He is also currently collecting material for book number three.

Please plan to join Jerry and your favorite image for his critical opinion, which is widely valued.

In order to participate, please select ONE image, size it to 2000 pixels @ 72 ppi and forward a copy to mini clinc critique night.  

It is not necessary to identify your file with your name.  Jerry will not see the name of the photographer.  

If you have not had an image critiqued previously, you are in for an enlightening experience where you will learn critique is indeed the art of giving advise. Being able to look into things objectively to give a detailed assessment of an image is an invaluable resource. It is helpful to those who are seeking direction to develop their skills

Please send your image no later than Tuesday, Oct 6