MMPC Additional May Updates

June Virtual Meeting

The MMPC Board met virtually and decided to cancel physical meetings in June of 2020 because of the Governor’s Stay at Home order, the cancellation of all activities at First Presbyterian Church, and our concern to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to protect the safety of MMPC members. The club will conduct a virtual activity in June. Bill Harrison of Custom Photographic will be the presenter on his Photoshop Actions during an online meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 3, 2020. MMPC will send the online meeting information by email before the event. The web page which describes the actions and offers the free download is at https://www.customphotousa.com/photoshop-actions. Members can see what the actions do and, give them a try.

MMPC Scavenger Hunt

We have all enjoyed seeing the photos that have been shared so far for the MMPC “do your own virtual scavenger hunt.” We are asking that any photos that you have taken for the scavenger hunt be shared via Facebook or the MMPC email (mmpclansing@gmail.com) no later than Monday, June 1, 2020 for posting on the MMPC web site.  Members do not need to post all 11 objects.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The April theme was Birds in Flight. 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 monthly theme for the photo challenge is:

  • May 2020 – Flowers
  • June 2020 – Silhouettes
  • July 2020 – Focused stationary item with blurred motion component

Big Cookie

The theme for next Big Cookie is “SKY.” Since the June MMPC meeting will not be held physically, we will plan to hold the next Big Cookie competition at the September meeting.

Gallery Show Planning

MMPC is planning to hold the annual Gallery Show in 2020, assuming that the coronavirus quarantine is lifted at that time. The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be October 3, 2020 – December 6, 2020. 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 2020 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Wednesday, September 30, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

MMPC May Updates – Scavenger Hunt

MMPC Scavenger Hunt

In place of the annual MMPC Scavenger Hunt for 2020, we will engage in a “do your own virtual scavenger hunt.” We are asking each member to photograph items found around their house. Members have from May 6 through the 16 to complete the hunt. The following is a list of items to locate, photograph and submit either via Facebook or the MMPC email (mmpclansing@gmail.com) for posting:

  1. Wildflowers
  2. Any household items
  3. Creative photo of toilet paper
  4. Tree blossoms
  5. Food item(s)
  6. Creative photo of a plastic fork
  7. Tree bark
  8. Roof lines
  9. Window(s)
  10. Mailbox
  11. Face Mask

MMPC May Updates

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The April theme was Birds in Flight. 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 monthly theme for the photo challenge is:

  • May 2020 – Flowers

May and June Meetings

The MMPC Board met virtually and decided to cancel physical meetings in May and June of 2020 because of the Governor’s Stay at Home order, the cancellation of all activities at First Presbyterian Church, and our concern to prevent transmission of the coronavirus and to protect the safety of MMPC members. The club will conduct virtual activities that involve sharing online to keep us shooting.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt May 6-16, 2020

The May 2020 MMPC meeting had been scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020. We had planned for this to be the annual scavenger hunt. We plan to create a virtual scavenger hunt with things that you will be able to find around the house within the Stay at Home order. Please be looking for an announcement of the scavenger hunt topics on Wednesday, May 6. You will have 10 days, until May 16 to shoot, process, and share your images. Images can be shared on the MMPC Facebook group or by email at mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Big Cookie

The theme for next Big Cookie is “SKY.” Since the June MMPC meeting will not be held physically, we will plan to hold the next Big Cookie competition at the September meeting.