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Great Lakes Institute of Photography (GLIP) is Michigan’s premiere education opportunity for professional photographers. Each year, photographers from all over Michigan (and across the country) come to GLIP for a week of intensive education and instruction. The course selection is designed for photographers, by photographers — so students are sure to gain real-world insight during their week at GLIP.
As a PPA Affiliate School, GLIP is also able to offer students continuing education merits, which PPA members can earn and apply towards the degrees offered by PPA. Students who attend the weeklong school at GLIP will receive two education (service) merits.
Since its founding, GLIP has been held at several locations throughout Michigan. As of 2010, GLIP is held in the college town of Ann Arbor, MI — at the campus of Washtenaw Community College. The grounds have plenty of picture perfect spots, and the classrooms are equipped with wifi, projectors, and all the other digital equipment needed to conduct photography classes.
With easy access to downtown Ann Arbor, and just minutes from both I-94 and US-23, this location allows photographers to commute to class if they so desire. Additionally, for out of state students, Ann Arbor is located just 45 minutes from the Detroit Metro Airport. If you plan to commute to GLIP school, you may find these driving directions to be helpful. The school typically reserves a block of rooms at nearby hotels — in case you plan to stay nearby. Either way, you may also want to consult this WCC campus & parking map.
Our recommended GLIP Base Hotel is the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites (734) 973-6100. http://annarborregent.com/ They are offering GLIP the great rate of $92 single or double occupancy, with continental breakfast, and they even have a shuttle to and from the WCC campus. The hotel is 5 minutes from WCC campus, and the host hotel for several GLIP events. Tell them the group code GLIP or Great Lakes Institute of Photography to receive the best room rates.