Mid-Michigan Photography Club November 2021 Updates

December Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Main dishes including vegetables and salad will be provided. You may bring a desert to pass if you choose. Please respond no later than Saturday November 26, 2021 to the event on Facebook or to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can get a count of members planning to participate. A slideshow of MMPC members’ photos from the 2021 MMPC Photo Challenge will be running during the meeting. Big Cookie theme will be “Food.” We will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Please join us.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold meetings at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. Meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – MMPC Holiday Dinner
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – Annual Photo Clinic
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through June 2022.

MMPC Gathering at Silver Bells

MMPC members will gather to photograph the Silver Bells Electric Light Parade on Friday November 19, 2021. We will meet at the corner of Michigan and Grand in downtown Lansing at 5:30 p.m. The photographic challenge is to capture the lighting on vehicles and on members of the marching bands.

MMPC Field Trip to North Pole Express

MMPC will sponsor a field trip to photograph the North Pole Express on Saturday, December 4, 2021. We will meet at the Burger King near the Perry exit on I-69 at 8:30 a.m. An event has been posted on the Facebook page.

Big Cookie

The theme for the December Big Cookie competition will be “Food.” All members are encouraged to bring a printed image for the Big Cookie competition at the December meeting.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be March 9, 2022 – May 24, 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, and ready to hang (with wire on the back of the frame). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum outside dimensions of the mat are 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 2022 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, March 8, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on March 3, 2022. There will be two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s Riverview Gallery Show.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The November theme is Outdoor Walls. It is great to see the submissions on the Facebook page. A gallery of the photos from prior months is on the MMPC 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • November 2021 – Outdoor Walls
  • December 2021 – Holiday

The MMPC Board will meet in the Library at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 to discuss themes for the monthly photo challenge for the 2022 year. All are welcome to join this discussion. Enter off of Chestnut street.

Mid-Michigan Photography Club October 2021 Updates

November MMPC Meeting – Shoot and Eat Event – Bring a dish to Photograph!

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 3, 2021. This will be the second MMPC meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. Please be aware that the church asks that all wear masks while in the facility, even if you are vaccinated.

To tie in to the Big Cookie theme of “Food” for December, we will hold a “shoot and eat” meeting for the November 2021 MMPC meeting. We are hoping that we get at least 5-6 food stations for club members to photograph. Feel free to bring a photogenic dish, if you can. We will be shooting before we eat, so don’t bring anything that needs to be eaten right away. We hope that those attending eat the food, and do not leave remains for us to dispose of. Bring your camera, tripod, and a constant light source, such as an LED. Tablecloths or backgrounds will also be helpful. There are a few sample photos from a similar event on the Facebook group. This will be fun!

December Meeting

The annual MMPC Holiday Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Main dishes including vegetables and salad will be provided. You may bring a desert to pass if you choose. Please respond no later than Saturday November 26, 2021 to the event on Facebook or to mmpclansing@gmail.com so that we can get a count of members planning to participate. A slideshow of MMPC members’ photos from the 2021 MMPC Photo Challenge will be running during the meeting. Big Cookie theme will be “Food.” We will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Please join us.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold meetings at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. Meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – MMPC Holiday Dinner
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – Annual Photo Clinic
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through June 2022.

MMPC Gathering at Silver Bells

MMPC members will gather to photograph the Silver Bells Electric Light Parade on Friday November 21, 2021. We will meet at the corner of Michigan and Grand in downtown Lansing at 5:30 p.m. The photographic challenge is to capture the lighting on vehicles and on members of the marching bands.

MMPC Field Trip to North Pole Express

MMPC will sponsor a field trip to photograph the North Pole Express on Saturday, December 4, 2021. We will meet at the Burger King near the Perry exit on I-69 at 8:30 a.m. An event has been posted on the Facebook page.

Big Cookie

The theme for the December Big Cookie competition will be “Food.” All members are encouraged to bring a printed image for the Big Cookie competition at the December meeting.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had started discussions about venues for a potential Gallery Show. We are in discussions regarding dates for a Gallery Show to be held at Riverview Church, Holt Venue. these plans could change. Thanks to those who responded to the poll on the Facebook page. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The October theme is Exceptional Trees. It is great to see the submissions on the Facebook page. A gallery of the photos from prior months is on the MMPC 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • October 2021 – Exceptional Trees
  • November 2021 – Outdoor Walls

Mid-Michigan Photography Club September 2021 Updates

October MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 6, 2021. This will be the first MMPC meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic to be held at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. Please be aware that the church asks that all wear masks while in the facility, even if you are vaccinated. We will not have a guest speaker or a photo activity at this meeting. This will be the annual meeting of the club, including a brief business meeting and election of officers.

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. The list of the current Board members is at http://mmphotoclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/MMPC-Board-Members-03212021.pdf.

We continue to welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. As provided by the club’s by-laws, an election will be held at the October 2021 meeting for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Pam Hastings-Albright has agreed to be nominated as Secretary, Karen Towner has agreed to be nominated as Treasurer, and Karrie Baker has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated.

The major part of the meeting will be the opportunity for all in attendance to discuss their photographic activities during the pandemic. You are invited to bring up to five photos to share. We can put those images on the screen in the meeting room. You can send the photos to mmpclansing@gmail.com or you can bring them on a portable drive or card.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold meetings at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. Meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – MMPC Holiday Dinner
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – Annual Photo Clinic

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through June 2022.

Big Cookie – September Meeting

The Big Cookie returned at the September 2020 MMPC meeting. The theme for the September 2020 Big Cookie competition was “SKY.” This is the theme that had been announced for the June 2020 meeting. The same image was awarded both the Judges’ Choice and the People’s Choice Big Cookie awards. The winning September image has been added to the Big Cookie gallery on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/competitionbig-cookie/.  The theme for the December Big Cookie competition will be “Food.” All members are encouraged to bring a printed image for the Big Cookie competition at the December meeting.

MMPC Annual Dues

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club collects dues annually, for the year beginning in September. This past year has been unusual, in many ways. While it was great to see the attendance and new members at the August meeting in Grand Ledge, the MMPC Board is aware that many members have not attended Zoom meetings and/or outdoor meetings. The club is in good shape and we have had limited expenses during the 2020-21 year. We are asking new members to pay dues for 2021-22. If you paid last year, for 2020-21 and didn’t attend club events regularly, there is no expectation that you pay dues at this time. Please use your own judgement when it comes to MMPC dues. 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 are paying MMPC dues, and can’t make the meeting, send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had started discussions about venues for a potential Gallery Show. As we move forward, we want to get input and feedback from MMPC members. We will be contacting venues with the idea of holding a Gallery Show in the future. Of course, these plans could change. Thanks to those who responded to the poll on the Facebook page. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Curly. It is great to see the submissions on the Facebook page. A gallery of the photos from prior months is on the MMPC 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • September 2021 – Curly
  • October 2021 – Exceptional Trees

Mid-Michigan Photography Club August 2021 Updates

September MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 1, 2021. The story of Rotary Park and a map are at the site https://ourcommunity.org/leadership-projects/rotary-park. Given the recent pleasant weather and the response to the Fenner outing, we will try to meet outdoors. This is a unique setting with great features. There is parking near the City Market and on Michigan Ave. Additional parking is available downtown. Bring your camera to shoot. We will walk around Rotary Park and the adjacent River Trail area.

This is Michigan. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate online event will be held and an announcement will be sent to the MMPC email list and will posted on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com. Plans for upcoming MMPC meetings are on the MMPC website calendar page at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/.

MMPC has been informed that First Presbyterian Church plans to reopen this Fall and that MMPC will be allowed to use the facility. The MMPC Board has decided to carry out plans for the September, and October outdoor meetings. MMPC plans to hold meetings at First Presbyterian Church beginning in November, 2021. The web site calendar has been updated to show dates through June 2022. The web site calendar has been updated to show MMPC meeting dates through June 2022.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold outdoor meetings as long as the weather holds. Plans include:

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – Downtown Lansing – Rotary Park
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Location to be announced – Light Painting
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021, First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021, First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022, First Presbyterian Church 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing

Big Cookie – September Meeting

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 Big Cookie competition was last held in March 2020. The Big Cookie will return at the September 2020 MMPC meeting. The theme for the September 2020 Big Cookie competition is “SKY.” This is the theme that had been announced for the June 2020 meeting. We are encouraging submission of original images that are not composites. Programs such as Photoshop include tools for “sky replacement.” There is an appropriate place for these tools. We encourage participants to use good judgement in the Big Cookie competition.

September Meeting – Annual Dues

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club collects dues annually at the September meeting. This past year has been unusual, in many ways. While it was great to see the attendance and new members at the August meeting in Grand Ledge, the MMPC Board is aware that many members have not attended Zoom meetings and/or outdoor meetings. The club is in good shape and we have had limited expenses during the 2020-21 year. We are asking new members to pay dues for 2021-22. If you paid last year, for 2020-21 and didn’t attend club events regularly, there is no expectation that you pay dues at this time. Please use your own judgement when it comes to MMPC dues. 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 are paying MMPC dues, and can’t make the September meeting, send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. The list of the current Board members is at http://mmphotoclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/MMPC-Board-Members-03212021.pdf.

Recent meetings have been virtual, rather than in-person. We continue to welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2021 meeting for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Pam Hastings-Albright has agreed to be nominated as Secretary, Karen Towner has agreed to be nominated as Treasurer, and Karrie Baker has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. The election will be held during the October 6, 2021, meeting, as required by the club’s by-laws. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had started discussions about venues for a potential Gallery Show. As we move forward, we want to get input and feedback from MMPC members. We will be contacting venues with the idea of holding a Gallery Show in the future. Of course, these plans could change. Thanks to those who responded to the poll on the Facebook page. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The August theme is Car Insignia. It is great to see the submissions on the Facebook page. A gallery of the photos from prior months is on the MMPC 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • August 2021 – Car Insignia
  • September 2021 – Curly

Mid-Michigan Photography Club July 2021 Updates

August MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 4, 2021. Given the recent pleasant weather and the response to recent outings, we will try to meet outdoors. We will meet at Island Park in Grand Ledge. There is parking behind the Masonic Lodge at Harrison and River Street. Additional parking is available behind the downtown businesses. Bring your camera and tripod. We will walk around Island Park and the Opera House Garden. We can also walk across the bridge and around downtown.

This is Michigan. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate online event will be held and an announcement will be sent to the MMPC email list and will posted on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com. Plans for upcoming MMPC meetings are on the MMPC website calendar page at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/. The web site calendar has been updated to show dates through June 2022.

MMPC has been informed that First Presbyterian Church plans to reopen this Fall and that MMPC will be allowed to use the facility. The MMPC Board has decided to carry out plans for August, September, and October outdoor meetings. MMPC plans to hold meetings at First Presbyterian Church beginning in November, 2021.

Save The Dates – Upcoming Outdoor MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold outdoor meetings as long as the weather holds. Plans include:

  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 – Grand Ledge – Island Park
  • Wednesday September 1, 2021 – Downtown Lansing – Rotary Park
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Location to be announced – Light Painting

Big Cookie – June Meeting

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 Big Cookie competition was last held in March 2020. The Big Cookie will return at the September 2020 MMPC meeting. The theme for the September 2020 Big Cookie competition is “SKY.” This is the theme that had been announced for the June 2020 meeting. We are encouraging submission of original images that are not composites. Programs such as Photoshop include tools for “sky replacement.” There is an appropriate place for these tools. We encourage participants to use good judgement in the Big Cookie competition.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. The list of the current Board members is at http://mmphotoclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/MMPC-Board-Members-03212021.pdf.

Recent meetings have been virtual, rather than in-person. We continue to welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2021 meeting for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Pam Hastings-Albright has agreed to be nominated as Secretary, Karen Towner has agreed to be nominated as Treasurer, and Karrie Baker has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. The election will be held during the October 6 meeting, as required by the club’s by-laws. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had started discussions about venues for a potential Gallery Show. As we move forward, we want to get input and feedback from MMPC members. We will be contacting venues with the idea of holding a Gallery Show in the future. Of course, these plans could change. Thanks to those who responded to the poll on the Facebook page. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The July theme is J is for… 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • July 2021 – J is for …
  • August 2021 – Car Insignia

Mid-Michigan Photography Club June 2021 Updates

Save The Dates – Upcoming Outdoor MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold outdoor meetings as long as the weather holds. Plans include:

  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 – Grand Ledge – Island Park
  • Wednesday September 1, 2021 – Downtown Lansing – Rotary Park
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Location to be announced – Light Painting

There is no MMPC meeting planned in July, 2021.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. The list of the current Board members is at http://mmphotoclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/MMPC-Board-Members-03212021.pdf.

Recent meetings have been virtual, rather than in-person. We continue to welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2021 meeting for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Pam Hastings-Albright has agreed to be nominated as Secretary, Karen Towner has agreed to be nominated as Treasurer, and Karrie Baker has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. The election will be held during the October 6 meeting, as required by the club’s by-laws. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had started discussions about venues for a potential Gallery Show. As we move forward, we want to get input and feedback from MMPC members. We will be contacting venues with the idea of holding a Gallery Show in the future. Of course, these plans could change. Thanks to those who responded to the poll on the Facebook page. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The June theme is Panoramic. Thanks to Jim Leary for developing helpful Tips for a Panorama. 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • June 2021 – Panoramic
  • Bonus – Cicada(s)
  • July 2021 – J is for …

Mid-Michigan Photography Club May 2021 Updates

June MMPC Meeting – Cooley Gardens/Scott Sunken Gardens

An in-person outdoor meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 2, 2021. We will try to meet outdoors. We will meet at Cooley Gardens and the Scott Sunken Gardens, located on Main Street near the foot of Capitol Ave. in Lansing. We will feature a demonstration of the panoramic technique for the June MMPC photo challenge.

This is Michigan. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate online event will be held and an announcement will be sent to the MMPC email list and will posted on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com. Plans for upcoming MMPC meetings are on the MMPC website calendar page at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/.

MMPC has been informed that First Presbyterian Church plans to reevaluate use of the church when the current Health Order is changed. The MMPC Board has decided to hold outdoor and virtual meetings because of the restriction on group activities under current health orders, the uncertainty of plans for activities at First Presbyterian Church, and our concern to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to protect the safety of MMPC members.

Save The Dates – Upcoming Outdoor MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club is planning to hold outdoor meetings as long as the weather holds. Plans include:

  • Wednesday August 4, 2021 – Grand Ledge – Island Park
  • Wednesday September 1, 2021 – Downtown Lansing – Rotary Park

There is no MMPC meeting planned in July, 2021.

May MMPC Meeting – Scavenger Hunt

The attendance at the May Scavenger Hunt was great. It was good to see so many of you. Thanks to those that shared their photos. A gallery of the scavenger hunt photos is on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/gallery/.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had started discussions about venues for a potential Gallery Show. As we move forward, we want to get input and feedback from MMPC members. We will be contacting venues with the idea of holding a Gallery Show in the future. Of course, these plans could change. Thanks to those who responded to the poll on the Facebook page. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The May theme is Leading Lines. 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • May 2021 – Leading Lines
  • June 2021 – Panoramic
  • Bonus – Cicada(s)

Mid-Michigan Photography Club April 2021 Updates

May MMPC Meeting – Scavenger Hunt

An in-person Old Town Scavenger Hunt activity of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 5, 2021. Given the recent pleasant weather and the response to the Fenner outing, we will try to meet outdoors. We will meet in the Parking Lot at Cesar Chavez and Turner, near the Fish Ladder. There is no need to extend your hunt beyond Washington on the West, Cedar on the East, the Fish Ladder on the South, and Clinton Street on the North. Bring your camera and tripod.

This is Michigan. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate online event will be held and an announcement will be sent to the MMPC email list and will posted on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com. Plans for upcoming MMPC meetings are on the MMPC website calendar page at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/.

MMPC has been informed that First Presbyterian Church plans to reevaluate use of the church when the current Health Order is changed. The MMPC Board has decided to hold outdoor and virtual meetings because of the restriction on group activities under current health orders, the uncertainty of plans for activities at First Presbyterian Church, and our concern to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to protect the safety of MMPC members.

Possible MMPC Gallery Show

The MMPC Board had a good discussion about exploring venues for a potential Gallery Show. As we move forward, we want to get input and feedback from MMPC members. We will be contacting venues with the idea of holding a Gallery Show no earlier than late October or November of 2021. Of course, these plans could change. We need your input as we move forward. Please let us know your likely participation using the poll on the MMPC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/midmichiganphotographyclub or by email at mmpclansing@gmail.com.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The April theme is glass(es). 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • April 2021 – Glass(es)
  • May 2021 – Leading Lines

Mid-Michigan Photography Club March 2021 Updates

April MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 7, 2021. Given the recent pleasant weather and the response to the Fenner outing, we will try to meet outdoors. We will meet on the east side of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Parking is available in a lot to the South, across Circle Drive. Parking is also available in MSU Ramp 6, with an entrance off of East Circle Drive. Bring your camera and tripod. We will walk around Benefactors Plaza and the Broad Museum building.

This is Michigan. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate online event will be held and an announcement will be sent to the MMPC email list and will posted on the MMPC web site at http://mmphotoclub.com. Plans for upcoming MMPC meetings are on the MMPC website calendar page at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/.

MMPC has been informed that First Presbyterian Church plans to reevaluate use of the church when the current Health Order is changed. The MMPC Board has decided to hold outdoor and virtual meetings because of the restriction on group activities under current health orders, the uncertainty of plans for activities at First Presbyterian Church, and our concern to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to protect the safety of MMPC members.

March Virtual Meeting

Thanks to Doug Milligan for an informative session at the March meeting. Also, thanks to Bill Lockhart for sharing images. It was good to see many members in the online environment. Their contributions are truly appreciated.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The January theme is Minimalism. 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • March 2021 – First Sign(s) of Spring
  • April 2021 – Glass(es)

Mid-Michigan Photography Club February 2021 Updates

MMPC Outing – Fenner Nature Center – Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

A winter outing of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2021 at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. We cancel if it is raining or under 10 degrees. We go in snow at 10 degrees or warmer. This will be an outdoor event. We will meet at the rear of the main building, where Fenner puts out several types of food for birds. Bring your camera and equipment. We can walk around the pond near the main building, and on the trails. We will socially distance. There is no cost and no registration. We hope that you will join us.

March Virtual Meeting

An online meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 3, 2021.  Photographer Doug Milligan will be the guest speaker. Doug’s work is online at:

He works in many photographic genres, with paid work for modeling and senior portraits. Doug will bring images to share and he will be prepared for discussion. MMPC will send the online meeting information by email the Monday before the event. The online meeting information will also be posted on the MMPC Facebook Group.

MMPC has been informed that First Presbyterian Church plans to reevaluate use of the church when the current Executive Order is changed. The church does not plan to allow outside use of facilities until after the first of the year. The MMPC Board decided to hold virtual meetings because of the restriction on group activities under current health orders, the uncertainty of plans for activities at First Presbyterian Church, and our concern to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to protect the safety of MMPC members.

February Virtual Meeting

Thanks to Rich Wyllis, John Stine, James Leary and Paul Bielawski for a thorough and informative sessions at the February meeting. Also, thanks to Bill Lockhart for sharing images. It was good to see many members in the online environment. Their contributions are truly appreciated.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The January theme is Minimalism. 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. The current and upcoming monthly themes for the photo challenge are:

  • February 2021 – Snow Shape or Sculpture
  • March 2021 – First Sign(s) of Spring