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/.

April 2019 MMPC Announcements

May Meeting – Scavenger Hunt at MSU

The April 2019 MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 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 mmpclansing@gmail.com. A scavenger hunt gallery will be posted on the MMPC web site.

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 theme for June 2019 Big Cookie competition is “FLOWERS.”

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The April 2019 theme is Bokeh. 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:

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

April MMPC Meeting – Turner Dodge House

Please join the Mid Michigan Photography Club at its April meeting. We will meet at the Turner Dodge House 100 E North St, Lansing, MI 48906 for a hands on session using objects in the house. Bring your camera, lighting, a tripod, and a macro lens if you have one. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. All are welcome. Because the Turner Dodge House requests donations, MMPC is asking members to contribute $5, payable to Turner Dodge, for the cost of this meeting.

March 2019 MMPC Announcements

April Meeting

The April 2019 MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Turner Dodge House, 100 E. North Street, Lansing. The Turner Dodge House features architecture and artifacts that are often photographed. Because the Turner Dodge House requests donations, MMPC is asking members to contribute $5, payable to Turner Dodge, for the cost of this meeting. Bring your camera and equipment. More information about the Turner Dodge House is at https://www.lansingmi.gov/938/Turner-Dodge-House.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winners of the March Big Cookie: Joe Holley for people’s choice and Tammy VanderMolen won the judges choice. The judges were Scott Mulrooney, John Stine and Glenn Dunn. The theme for next big cookie is “FLOWERS.”

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The March 2019 theme is Bridges. 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:

  • March 2019 – Bridges
  • April 2019 – Bokeh
  • May 2019 – Black and White
  • June 2019 – Flag(s)

February 2019 MMPC Announcements

March Meeting – Big Cookie and Pic and Share

The March 2019 MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The theme for the March Big Cookie competition, March 2019, is Trains.

The March meeting is when we have a club member do a Pick and Share, we need a couple of volunteers for the March meeting. Please consider volunteering for the Pic and Share session. Contact any MMPC board member or email to mmpclansing@gmail.com for more information.

Leslie Shutterbugs

Everyone – You are invited to the “Leslie Library Shutterbugs” on Feb 23, 12-2 pm. This is a monthly photography discussion group that meets at the Leslie Library on the 4th Saturday of each month, 12-2. This is NOT a club! There are NO dues! It is an informal gathering for people to come and talk photography, ask questions, and have some fun. This month Bill Harrison from Custom Photography will be talking about Luminar, and how it compares to Lightroom. He will give a quick overview of processing in each. This is NOT an in-depth class on either, but rather a basic introduction to post processing in them. Everyone is welcome to come. Again, there is no fee to attend. Registration is not required, but a quick message to tammy.vandermolen@sbcglobal.net would be appreciated to know how many to expect.

Greater Lansing Orchid Show – Photographers’ Hour

Each year, during the last weekend in February, the Greater Lansing Orchid Society sponsors an orchid show and sale. The photographers’ hour is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019.Tripods are allowed. The challenge is to avoid distracting backgrounds. The show is held in the Plant and Soil Science Conservatory on the Michigan State University campus. Information about the show is at https://www.greaterlansingorchidsociety.com/GLOSShow.html.

April Meeting

The April 2019 MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Turner Dodge House, 100 E. North Street, Lansing. The Turner Dodge House features architecture and artifacts that are often photographed. Because the Turner Dodge House charges, MMPC is asking members to contribute $5 for the cost of this meeting. Bring your camera and equipment. More information about the Turner Dodge House is at https://www.lansingmi.gov/938/Turner-Dodge-House.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The January 2019 theme is Cabin Fever. 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:

  • February 2019 – Low Perspective
  • March 2019 – Bridges
  • April 2019 – Bokeh
  • May 2019 – Black and White
  • June 2019 – Flag(s)

January/February 2019 MMPC Announcements

MMPC Gallery Show Reception and Take-Down

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now in place at Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The show will be in place through January 25, 2019. Please feel free to stop by Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI to view the work of MMPC members. A reception was not scheduled in November because the opening was the date of Silver Bells. Based on requests from members, a reception has been scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Exhibitors may take down their photos following the reception.

February Meeting

Bring your camera, tripod, and macro lens (if you have one) to the February MMPC meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Woody from the Camera Shop will setup tabletop photography stations for us to shoot, including a water drop station. This should be a fun and productive meeting. We will also select the Monthly Challenge drawing winner for 2018 at the February meeting.

March Meeting – Big Cookie and Pic and Share

The theme for the next Big Cookie competition, March 2019, is Trains. Please consider sharing your photos during the Pic and Share. Contact any MMPC board member or email to mmpclansing@gmail.com for more information.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The January 2019 theme is Cabin Fever. 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:

  • January 2019 – Cabin Fever
  • February 2019 – Low Perspective
  • March 2019 – Bridges
  • April 2019 – Bokeh
  • May 2019 – Black and White
  • June 2019 – Flag(s)

Annual MMPC Photo Clinic – January MMPC Meeting

Thanks to those who organized and presented at the annual MMPC Photo Clinic earlier in January. We had a good attendance and attracted new members to MMPC. We welcome all new members.

January 2019 MMPC Announcements

MMPC Gallery Show Reception and Take-Down

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now in place at Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The show will be in place through January 25, 2019. Please feel free to stop by Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI to view the work of MMPC members. A reception was not scheduled in November because the opening was the date of Silver Bells. Based on requests from members, a reception has been scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Exhibitors may take down their photos following the reception.

Annual MMPC Photo Clinic – January MMPC Meeting

The annual MMPC Photo Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. MMPC members are invited to attend. This event is designed to attract new membership in MMPC. Please note the start time and encourage attendance by all that may be interested.

February Meeting

Bring your camera and macro lens (if you have one) to the February MMPC meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. Woody from the Camera Shop will setup tabletop photography stations for us to shoot, including a water drop station. This should be a fun and productive meeting. We will also select the Monthly Challenge drawing winner for 2018 at the February meeting.

March Meeting – Big Cookie AND Pic and Share

Congratulations to RJ Eberbach, Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice, for his December winning entry with the theme of Man It’s Cold Outside.” That image is now in the gallery at http://mmphotoclub.com/competitionbig-cookie/. The theme for the next Big Cookie competition, March 2019, is Trains. Please consider sharing your photos during the Pic and Share. Contact any MMPC board member or email to mmpclansing@gmail.com for more information.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The January 2019 theme is Cabin Fever. 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:

  • January 2019 – Cabin Fever
  • February 2019 – Low Perspective
  • March 2019 – Bridges
  • April 2019 – Bokeh
  • May 2019 – Black and White
  • June 2019 – Flag(s)