Monday, August 24, 2015

My Weekend Adventure

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Annual Retreat 
Camp Miniwancha on Lake Michigan
New Era, Michigan 

My Adventure 

Day One: Watched an incredible sunset on Lake Michigan, star gazed and saw Saturn under a telescope with Bob Victor, Watched the Moon turn Red and fade into the horizon, Saw a Shooting Star and Slept in a Rustic Cabin... 

Day Two: Swam in Lake Michigan, went to Lake Burt to Canoe and Kayak, tubed down a creek with friends, saw the Moon under a telescope and enjoyed the Sierra Club Auction and Keynote Speaker Anne Woiwode, Sierra Club Conservation Director, relaxed by the beach till dark.... 

Day Three: Sat in a Adirondack Chair under a White Pine Tree, drank coffee and day dreamed, filmed the wild pre-storm waves at Lake Michigan, Went to 2 Sierra Club workshops, had lunch with the group and ran through the woods during a wild rain storm.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Petra Productions is on Etsy!

Petra Productions has just created an Etsy Store 

The store offers:

Nature Photography, Fine Art Photography, 

Greeting Cards and Special Orders.  

Please Visit!

My Featured Item - Hand Made Photo Greeting Cards 

The tradition of giving and receiving greeting cards is such a pleasure! We must all do our part to ensure the tradition does not go extinct.  Send someone in your life a greeting card today!

Finding that perfect card to share is part of the fun.  I’ve been making handmade photo greeting cards for years.  It’s my way of sharing my favorite photographs and celebrating the beauty that is all around me!  

Quality Handmade item Copyrighted Photography by Petra Daher  and suitable for framing or sending!

  • Blank inside with plenty of room to write a letter
  • Professionally printed on archival photographic paper
  • Photo mounted on blank acid free cardstock; envelope included
  • Depending on computer screen, colors may look slightly different
  • Photos are shipped in a plastic sleeve for protection
  • Photograph size: 4x6 (10cm x 15 cm) Card Size: 5x7 (12.5 cm x 17.5 cm)

Receive 4 beautiful high quality photo cards for $18. 
not including shipping and handling.

I offer three sets of Greeting Card Packages:Sunrise and Sunset CollectionLake MichiganFlowers, Gardens and Birds.

Summer 2014

So many exciting things happened this summer!  Beautiful weather, great people, photo sessions, street photography, video projects and travel to beautiful places.

I got to spend 10 days in Oregon traveling!  I visited the Portland, Oregon area and the Petra Productions series, Tree Hugger Travel filmed a documentary about things to do in Hood River, The Columbia River Gorge area and Portland.  It’s was the first episode of Tree Hugger Travel filmed with DSLR technology.  It went great.  The small size of the equipment made traveling and filming much easier.  Stay posted for more details on that project.

To see some more photographs from the trip go to:

In late August I attended the Sierra Club Michigan Weekend

I have such respect for the Sierra Club. It was both an honor and a pleasure to make a documentary for them. It’s about The Sierra Club Michigan Weekend, an annual retreat they host at Camp Miniwanca in New Era, Michigan. 

It’s a breathtaking location in Lower Michigan on Lake Michigan. Sometimes called Michigan’s West Coast. I believe everyone should visit. The event offers lodging options ranging from cabins to private rooms, food, environmental workshops, arts and crafts, hiking, boating, tubing, and swimming.  Do it all or get lost in the woods and wander!  Follow in the tradition of John Muir and create your own tradition of spending time in nature.  Look into attending a Sierra Club Retreat or Vacation! It feels great to support positive groups like the Sierra Club that empower people to do good work.

In September I attended the Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, Michigan.

went to the Wheatland Music Festival for the first time and had a great adventure.  Wheatland is an Annual Event in central Michigan known for it’s great live music, traditional arts, informal jam sessions and friendly people.  I ran into Thor’s "Loki" at the festival. I'm not kidding!  While taking photographs at the event I captured Actor Tom Hiddleston's surprise performance with my Canon 70d.  Tom performed with the great Rodney Crowell.  Rodney is a grammy winning musician and  was once married to Roseanne Cash.  Tom spent the weekend at the festival practicing with Rodney's band for his upcoming role as Hank Williams.  He performed a couple of times.  I captured his last performance, which was also the last show of the festival, and the crowd went wild! Nice job Tom!

To see some photos I captured at Wheatland Music Festival go to:

This coming season I’m starting a new life history project, editing Tree Hugger Travel In Oregon and creating a photo exhibit.   I  have just been asked to present on my artistic process in my hometown.  I’ll have more information about that event soon. 

Thanks for checking in!  You are appreciated!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Photography by Petra Productions

Petra Productions is scheduling Photography Sessions for Spring/Summer & Autumn 2014.  To reserve your portrait session or event photography go to

Photos for Websites



Special Events

Weddings and Special Occasions

Monday, March 03, 2014

Winter Solstice Ice Storm


Winter Solstice Ice Storm, a set on Flickr.

Here is a set of pictures taken with my new Canon 70D with an EFS 18-135mm lens. I am very pleased with the camera so far. I'll post more tests and feedback about the camera body and picture quality as I continue to explore my new tool.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Petra Productions News

In 2010 Michigan Pride/Equality Michigan hired Petra Productions to film the highlights of Michigan Pride.  The crew and I had a great time documenting the parade and festival.  County Music Star Chely Wright was the Grand Marshal that year.  The crowds were beyond excited to have her in Lansing. Chely was a delight and spoke to every fan that approached her.  She was the first country singer to come out and had just made her announcement on Oprah that year.  It was a unique moment in county music history.  

I was happy that some of the footage I captured was also used in the documentary Chely Wright Wish Me Away.  The film was produced by the TV Gals, who are BEVERLY KOPF an Emmy Award winning writer of The View (ABC) and BOBBIE BIRLEFFI an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. The documentary was released this year and has won acclaim at film festivals around the world.  You can view the documentary on Netflix.  

To learn more visit:

Here are a few of the moments from Michigan Pride 2010 filmed by Petra Daher Productions that made it in the documentary.  I love the opportunity to work with other documentary makers!