December MMPC Announcements

Gallery Show

Thank you to all that participated in the Gallery Show. A reminder that take-down is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.

Big Cookie

Thanks to all who entered the quarterly Big Cookie competition. Congratulations to Rich Wyllis, Judge’s Choice and Greg Baran People’s Choice for their winning entries with the theme of Smoke. The theme for the next Big Cookie competition in March 2018, is Funny. Starting in March 2018, the award will be a $10 gift card to the Camera Shop.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

MMPC introduces a Monthly Photo Challenge beginning in January 2018. All MMPC members are encouraged to post a photo on the MMPC Facebook page in response to the monthly theme. Photos should be taken during the month, Themes for the first three months of 2018 are:

  • January – Winter Trees
  • February – Ice
  • March – Looking Out

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. Members who post in all 12 months of 2018 will be entered for a gift card drawing at the end of the year.

Festival of Trees

Be sure to visit the MMPC tree at the Festival of Trees at the Turner-Dodge House through December 31, 2017.

Lighthouse Crawl

MMPC has scheduled a Lighthouse Crawl for Sunday January 28, 2018. The backup date, in case the weather does not cooperate, is the following Saturday, February 3, 2018. We will leave 6:00 a.m. Parking will be at the old Gander Mountain store on Marketplace Drive, behind Cracker Barrel.  Be sure to bring tripod and ice cleats and boots.

January Meeting – Free 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 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI.

Thanks

Thanks to Rich Wyllis for taking the group photo at the December meeting.

November Meeting Follow-Up

November Meeting

Thanks to speaker Michelle Detering who discussed shooting wild horses. She will also addressed the encaustic technique. More information and a tutorial at  http://phototechmag.com/photo-encaustic-part-i-the-basics-beauty-of-beeswax-photography/

 

Gallery Show

There are 32 photos in the 2017 MMPC Gallery Show. All MMPC members are encouraged to view the show at the Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI. Remember that take-down is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

December Meeting

The December MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  Note that an error regarding the date has been corrected on Facebook and the MMPC web site at www.mmphotoclub.com. We will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. This will be the annual holiday dinner. Main dishes will be provided. All members are invited to bring a dish to pass.  Please respond to the event on Facebook so that we can plan accordingly. A slideshow of MMPC members’ best pictures of 2017 will be running at the meeting. Send your 5 best pictures of 2017 to Ron St. Germain at daphotodude@aol.com. The December Big Cookie theme will be Smoke. An MMPC group photo will be taken at the December Meeting.

 

January Clinic

MMPC traditionally holds an open house and clinic on January to attract new members. All MMPC members are invited to attend on January 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI.

November MMPC Meeting Reminder and Updates

November Meeting

The November meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The speaker Michelle Detering will discuss shooting wild horses. She will also address post-processing.

Gallery Show

There are 30 photos in the 2017 MMPC Gallery Show. All MMPC members are encouraged to attend the Gallery Show Reception which will be held Friday, October 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI. Remember that take-down is scheduled for Monday, December 18, 2017, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Dues

MMPC started collecting annual dues at the September meeting. Thanks to those that have paid for 2017-18. MMPC dues run from September through August of each year.  If you haven’t paid yet for 2017-18, your membership has expired. In order to attend future MMPC functions and meetings and remain on the MMPC Facebook page, dues must be paid by December 13, 2017.

Big Cookie

The December Big Cookie theme will be Smoke.

December Meeting

The December MMPC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  We will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. This will be the annual holiday dinner. Main dishes will be provided. All members are invited to bring a dish to pass.  Please respond to the event on Facebook so that we can plan accordingly. A slideshow of MMPC members’ best pictures of 2017 will be running at the meeting. Send your 5 best pictures of 2017 to Ron St. Germain at daphotodude@aol.com.

MMPC 2017 Gallery Show Reminders

A reminder for the MMPC Gallery Show.

Drop-off and Setup is tomorrow, Monday, October 23, 5:00-6:00 pm, at the Riverview Church. (Enter through Door 3, which is closest to Willoughby on the circle drive.) The address is 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI 48842

All MMPC members are encouraged to attend the Gallery Show Reception which will be held Friday, October 27, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Riverview Church.

MMPC Field Trip October 14 and October Meeting Follow-up

MSU Fall Color Field Trip

MMPC members are encouraged to participate in a field trip to explore fall color on the campus of Michigan State University.

Date                    Saturday October 14, 2017

Time                   8:00 a.m.

Location:            MSU Horticulture Gardens – off Bogue Street between Wilson and Service Drive

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is coming up in October. All MMPC members are encouraged to participate. The following are the dates for the 2017 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

  • Setup – October 23, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Open House October 27, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Take-Down – December 18, 2017, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

All MMPC members are welcome to participate in the Open House on October 27.

October Meeting

Thanks to the October meeting speaker Devin Munroe who discussed “Shooting with Spheres.” Ceil Heller was elected to an at-large position on the Board. The December Big Cookie theme will be Smoke. Following discussion regarding using fog to meet the theme, the assembled MMPC members decided that the announced theme of Smoke is limited to smoke. Winners of the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice will receive awards suitable for display, instead of a cookie. There was discussion of a proposal for a monthly themed photo challenge. Details will follow.

Dues

MMPC started collecting annual dues at the September meeting. Thanks to those that paid on time. MMPC dues run from September through August of each year. MMPC members will need to be paid up to participate in the Big Cookie Competition, the Gallery Show, and to follow the Facebook Group.

November Meeting

The next meeting will be on Wednesday November 1, 2017. The speaker Michelle Detering will discuss Photographing Wild Horses.

October MMPC Meeting Reminder and Gallery Show Information

October Meeting

The October meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The speaker Devin Munroe will discuss Shooting with Spheres. There will be an opportunity to pay annual dues and gallery show fees at the October meeting.

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is coming up in October. All MMPC members are encouraged to participate. The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 4, 2016 or by mail on that date. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2017 Riverview Gallery Show. The following are the dates for the 2017 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

  • Setup – October 23, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Open House October 27, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Take-Down – December 18, 2017, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

By-Laws

The MMPC Board has been working on the By-Laws for MMPC.  The membership adopted By-Laws that are posted on the web site at http://mmphotoclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MMPC-by-laws-Adopted-2017.pdf. This year we will just be holding an election for an At-Large position and we are welcoming nominations for voting at the October meeting.

Dues

MMPC started collecting annual dues at the September meeting. Thanks to those that paid on time. MMPC dues run from September through August of each year. MMPC members will need to be paid up to participate in the Big Cookie Competition, the Gallery Show, and to follow the Facebook Group.

Big Cookie

The September Big Cookie theme was Red, White and Blue. Congratulations to Diane Sanderson, Judge’s Choice and Tammy VanderMolen, People’s Choice. The December Big Cookie theme will be Smoke.

Important Notices

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is coming up in October. All MMPC members are encouraged to participate. The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 4, 2016. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2017 Riverview Gallery Show. Important dates and rules are under Events/Updates.

Big Cookie

September will be the Quarterly Big Cookie Competition. The September Big Cookie theme was Red, White and Blue. Congratulations to Diane Sanderson, Judge’s Choice and Tammy VanderMolen People’s Choice. The December Big Cookie theme will be Smoke. Thanks to Bill Erikson and John Stine for sharing pictures and commentary.

By-Laws

The MMPC Board has been working on the By-Laws for MMPC.  The membership adopted By-Laws that are posted here. This year we will just be holding an election for an At-Large position and we are welcoming nominations for voting at the October meeting.

Dues

MMPC dues were collected at the September meeting. Thanks to those that paid on time. MMPC dues run from September through August of each year. MMPC members will need to be paid up to participate in the Big Cookie Competition, the Gallery Show, and to follow the Facebook Group.

October Meeting

The October meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The speaker Devin Munroe will discuss Shooting with Spheres.