MMPC November Meeting/Reception Reminder

November Meeting

This is just a reminder that in response to requests from MMPC members to hold a reception for the Gallery Show, the November MMPC meeting will be held on Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI. The meeting and reception will provide MMPC members the opportunity to view the photographs on display in the Gallery Show.  If individuals who have a photo entered in the gallery would like to share information about their photos, exposure, location and processing, we will provide an opportunity during the short membership meeting. Please note the date and location of the meeting. Guests are welcome to attend the reception and meeting. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook or by email at mmpclansing@gmail.com.

MMPC Updates

November Meeting

In response to requests from MMPC members to hold a reception for the Gallery Show, the November MMPC meeting will be held on Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI. The meeting and reception will provide MMPC members the opportunity to view the photographs on display in the Gallery Show.  If individuals who have a photo entered in the gallery would like to share information about their photos, exposure, location and processing, we will provide an opportunity during the short membership meeting. Please note the date and location of the meeting. Guests are welcome to attend the reception and meeting. You can RSVP to the event on Facebook or by email at mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Gallery Show Information

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The show will run through December 16, 2019. The following are the important dates for the 2019 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception and MMPC Meeting – Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

December Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday December 4. 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the March Big Cookie: Diane Sanderson for people’s choice and Tammy VanderMolen won the judges’ choice. The judges were Joe Holley, Jim Leary, and Rich Wyllis. The theme for next big cookie is “MUSIC.”

Field Trip to North Pole Express

MMPC will sponsor a field trip to photograph the North Pole Express on Saturday, December 7, 2019. We will meet at the Burger King near the Perry exit on I-69 at 8:30 a.m.

Annual MMPC Photo Clinic

MMPC traditionally holds an open house and clinic on January to attract new members. All MMPC members are invited to attend on January 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Please help us to publicize this event.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Shapes. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • October 2019 – Barns
  • November 2019 – Thanks/giving

October 2019 MMPC Updates

October Meeting

The October MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The presenter will be Scott Shields of the Steam Railroading Institute (North Pole Express).

Annual Dues

Thanks to all who paid their annual dies at the September meeting. We have kept the cost of being a club member to $35 again this year. If you could not make the meeting and need to send in your dues, you can send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be October 9, 2019 – December 16, 2019. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images. All prints must be matted, framed, or ready to hang format (with wire on the back of the frame, canvas or acrylic). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum picture size is 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. The following are the dates for the 2019 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception and MMPC Meeting – Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 2, 2019. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2019 Riverview Gallery Show.

November Meeting

In response to requests from MMPC members to hold a reception for the Gallery Show, the November MMPC meeting will be held on Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI. The meeting and reception will provide MMPC members the opportunity to view the photographs on display in the Gallery Show.

December Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner meeting is scheduled for Wednesday December 4. 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the March Big Cookie: Diane Sanderson for people’s choice and Tammy VanderMolen won the judges’ choice. The judges were Joe Holley, Jim Leary, and Rich Wyllis. The theme for next big cookie is “MUSIC.”

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Shapes. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • October 2019 – Barns

September 2019 MMPC Updates

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the March Big Cookie: Diane Sanderson for people’s choice and Tammy VanderMolen won the judges’ choice. The judges were Joe Holley, Jim Leary, and Rich Wyllis. The theme for next big cookie is “MUSIC.”

September Meeting – Annual Dues

Thanks to all who paid their annual dies at the September meeting. We have kept the cost of being a club member to $35 again this year. If you could not make the meeting, you can send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

September Meeting

Thanks to presenters Rich Wyllis and John Stine who shared ideas and skills at the September meeting. We all benefited from their work. Rich presented on “Preparing for the Gallery Show:  How to Best Critique Your Work” to help members to select their best work for events and display opportunities such as the Gallery Show. John Stine discussed sharpening in Lightroom. Rich has agreed to meet with members to help them to select, prepare, and order prints for the Gallery Show. Rich will meet with interested members at the same time as the MMPC Board Meeting on September 17, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Interested MMPC members can meet with Rich at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI, gathering at the Chestnut street entrance, near the church office. Parking is located in the lot immediately off of Chestnut Street, behind the church offices.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be October 9, 2019 – December 16, 2019. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images. All prints must be matted, framed, or ready to hang format (with wire on the back of the frame, canvas or acrylic). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum picture size is 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. The following are the dates for the 2019 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception and MMPC Meeting – Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 2, 2019. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2019 Riverview Gallery Show.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Shapes. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • September 2019 – Shapes
  • October 2019 – Barns

September 2019 MMPC Announcements

September Meeting

The September MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The quarterly Big Cookie theme is “Animal Eyes.” Rich Wyllis will present on “Preparing for the Gallery Show:  How to Best Critique Your Work” to help members to select their best work for events and display opportunities such as the Gallery Show. John Stine will discuss sharpening in Lightroom. Feel free to bring your computer to work along with John’s presentation.

September Meeting – Annual Dues

At the September meeting we will be collecting the dues for the year, we have kept the cost of being a club member to $35 again this year so please bring that with you to the meeting.

If you can’t make the meeting send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be October 9, 2019 – December 16, 2019. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images. All prints must be matted, framed, or ready to hang format (with wire on the back of the frame, canvas or acrylic). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum picture size is 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. The following are the dates for the 2019 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception and MMPC Meeting – Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 2, 2019. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2019 Riverview Gallery Show.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to Jim Leary whose photo in the June “Big Cookie” competition won both the “People’s Choice” and the “Judge’s Choice.” Jim’s photo is in the Big Cookie gallery on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/competitionbig-cookie/. The theme for September 2019 Big Cookie competition is “ANIMAL EYES.”

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The August 2019 theme is Fountains. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • August 2019 – Fountains
  • September 2019 – Shapes
  • October 2019 – Barns

August 2019 MMPC Announcements

August Meeting

The August MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center, 2901 Wabash Rd, #A, Lansing, MI 48910. We will have the opportunity to photograph the horses. If you can, please bring apples or carrots for the horses.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be October 9, 2019 – December 16, 2019. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images. All prints must be matted, framed, or ready to hang format (with wire on the back of the frame, canvas or acrylic). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum picture size is 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. The following are the dates for the 2019 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception – Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 2, 2019 or mailed to the club by September 28, 2019. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2019 Riverview Gallery Show.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to Jim Leary whose photo in the June “Big Cookie” competition won both the “People’s Choice” and the “Judge’s Choice.” Jim’s photo is in the Big Cookie gallery on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/competitionbig-cookie/. The theme for September 2019 Big Cookie competition is “ANIMAL EYES.”

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The July 2019 theme is Beaches. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • July 2019 – Beaches
  • August 2019 – Fountains
  • September 2019 – To Be Announced

July 2019 MMPC Announcements

Big Cookie

Congratulations to Jim Leary whose photo in the June “Big Cookie” competition won both the “People’s Choice” and the “Judge’s Choice.” Jim’s photo is in the Big Cookie gallery on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/competitionbig-cookie/. The theme for September 2019 Big Cookie competition is “ANIMAL EYES.”

August Meeting

There is no MMPC meeting scheduled in July, 2019. The August MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center, 2901 Wabash Rd, #A, Lansing, MI 48910. We will have the opportunity to photograph the horses.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The June 2019 theme is Flags. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • June 2019 – Flag(s)
  • July 2019 – Beaches
  • August 2019 – Fountains

May 2019 MMPC Announcements

June Meeting – Wednesday June 5, 2019 – Big Cookie and Light Painting

The June 2019 MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Bring your camera and tripod for a light painting activity. The June meeting will also feature a “Big Cookie” competition. The “Big Cookie” is the quarterly friendly photo competition sponsored by MMPC. All present at the meeting may vote for the “People’s Choice” photo. A panel of non-participating judges will offer critiques of all submitted photographs and will select a photograph for the “Judge’s Choice.” Criteria will include technique, composition, and use of the theme. The theme for June 2019 Big Cookie competition is “FLOWERS.”

August Meeting

There is no MMPC meeting scheduled in July, 2019. The August MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center, 2901 Wabash Rd, #A, Lansing, MI 48910. We will have the opportunity to photograph the horses.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The May 2019 theme is Black and White. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • May 2019 – Black and White
  • June 2019 – Flag(s)

MMPC Photo Challenge 2019 Update

The gallery for the photo challenge has been updated at http://mmphotoclub.com/monthly-challenge/. April 2019 was the best month of the year. A total of 61 images were posted for Bokeh, from 27 photographers. For the year of 2019, we have had 161 images from 27 photographers. I count 10 photographers that have posted every month this year. It is particularly great to see new members and honorary members posting. Just a reminder that the theme for May 2019 is Black and White. Go out and shoot something.

Rescheduled MMPC May Meeting – Wednesday May 8, 2019 – Scavenger Hunt at MSU

Because of inclement weather, the May 2019 MMPC meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens. Free parking is available in lot 53, which can be entered from Farm Lane at the intersection of Trowbridge. There is a light at the intersection of Farm Lane and Trowbridge, just north of the railroad tracks. Enter the lot heading east, past the greenhouses. MMPC members have prepared a list of items for the photographic scavenger hunt. Bring your camera and equipment. Participants are encouraged to post their best photos on the MMPC Facebook group or to send their best photos to mmmpclansing@gmail.com. A scavenger hunt gallery will be posted on the MMPC web site. In the event of inclement weather, we will send an email to MMPC members, and we will post a notice on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/.