Beauty of Brimfield Antique Market Photo Field Trip: Storytelling, Creative Seeing, People

Our destination for this field trip is the Brimfield Antique Market just 90 minutes from Boston, near Sturbridge Village. Brimfield provides a treasure trove of photo opportunities. You can choose to focus on the people, the place, or the things you see. It is like a giant visual feast of color, action and fun. Collect some of the most fascinating photos of your life during this one day photo fieldtrip. You just never know what you will see.

There is a definite art to photographing the Brimfield Flea Market! I have been photographing Brimfield for over 20 years. I will be be sharing my secrets and taking a small group of you on a photo field trip to Brimfield located in Sturbridge MA. You can drive down same day, or go the night before and stay at an inn. If you choose this option book right away since the hotels fill up very fast. This field trip occurs twice each year, Spring and Fall. See Calendar for Dates.

  • Are you a lover of vintage flea markets and antiques? 
  • Are you a person who enjoys being surrounded by fascinating people in a festival like setting?
  • Are you curious about how to take better photos of the unexpected moments of life? 

Brimfield is BIG. 20 fields, 6,000 dealers, 50,000 visitors. This can be overwhelming. That is why it is great to go with a guide like me. I will help you find your way and take some of the most curious, fascinating, and unexpected photos of your life.

"Under Suzanne's excellent tutelage, we were able to focus on the well thought out photo assignments she provided. Suzanne located the very best vendors for us to visit. " Lisa W. 

The subjects: textures, people, dogs, collectables, textiles,  glass, sliver, artwork, and that is just one field! It is almost impossible for me to describe what you will see, because honestly, it is never the same twice. 

The photography skills you will focus on are:

  1. How to use composition to simplify the scene and create a dynamic image.
  2. How to focus on the visual design elements of color, line, texture shape and color.
  3. How to take your camera off the auto setting for clear, properly exposed photos.
  4. How to create photo essay with a series of images that add up to tell a story.

 All levels are welcome. You can shoot on auto or venture into the off auto world with some basic technical tips and guidance from me.

Spend The entire day at Brimfield with the fabulous small group with me as your photo guide. I will be providing photo tips, instructions and assignments all day. Some creative photo topics we will cover include composition, lighting, cutting out clutter, story telling, photographing people and pets and macro settings. I will share with you how to avoid the three biggest mistakes photographers make when shooting flea markets. You will also receive individual coaching during the day to help you with the specific type of photos you want to take.

Optional follow-up session supplement: A 4 hour follow up critique class after the trip is an option many people enjoy. We look at your photos and see what you saw.  This way you will learn from each other and enjoy seeing the best photos of the day together. I will offer simple editing tips during the session as we critique your photos to make them even better. I will provide the popcorn, you provide the "refreshments" and the photos. * you can book this session for an additional $65.00.