Mid-Michigan Photography Club September 2022 Updates

October 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 5, 2022. This will be the annual meeting of the club, including a brief business meeting and election of officers. We will hold a Big Cookie competition and we will discuss photo storage strategies. Members will share their approaches to the storage of digital images.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. Board elections are scheduled for October 2022. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2022 meeting for the positions of President, Vice-President, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Lenny Robinson has agreed to be nominated as President, and John Stine has agreed to be nominated as Vice President and Glenn Dunn has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings.  Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com or bielawp@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

MMPC Annual Dues

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club collects dues annually, for the year beginning in September. The board voted to reduce the cost of being a club member to $25 for the 2022-23 year so please bring that with you to the October meeting. If you need to pay MMPC dues, and can’t make the meeting, send payments to: Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Big Cookie

The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the October meeting.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program
  • Wednesday November 5,2022
  • Wednesday December 7, 2022 – Holiday Dinner
  • Wednesday January 4, 2023 – Clinic

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The September theme is Aircraft. 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 2022 – Aircraft
  • October 2022- Reflections

Mid-Michigan Photography Club August 2022 Updates

September 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 7, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting at Frances Park. 2600 Moores River Dr, Lansing, MI, MI 48911. Note that there is construction at Waverly and Moores River Dr. The best approach is from ML King. The Rose Garden area is good for shooting. We will take advantage of the remaining good weather.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – Frances Park
  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program
  • Wednesday November 5,2022
  • Wednesday December 7, 2022

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Andy McDavid for judges’ choice. The judges were Tammy VanderMolen, and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the October meeting.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. Board elections are scheduled for October 2022. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2022 meeting for the positions of President, Vice-President, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Lenny Robinson has agreed to be nominated as President, and John Stine has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings.  Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com or bielawp@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The August theme is Camera Movement. 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 2022 – Camera Movement – Second (Rear) Curtain Flash Sync Encouraged
  • September 2022 – Aircraft

August 2022 MMPC Meeting Rescheduled – Wednesday August 10, 2022

Because of weather, including the threat of rain and thunderstorms, the in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 10, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting on the Michigan State University campus. We will meet in front of Sparty. There is parking near the IM building across the street. The Circle Drive and Beal Gardens areas are good for shooting. We will take advantage of the summer lull in traffic at MSU.

Mid-Michigan Photography Club July 2022 Updates

August 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 3, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting on the Michigan State University campus. We will meet in front of Sparty. There is parking near the IM building across the street. The Circle Drive and Beal Gardens areas are good for shooting. We will take advantage of the summer lull in traffic at MSU.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday August 3, 2022 – Shooting event at Michigan State University
  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – MMPC meeting
  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Andy McDavid for judges’ choice. The judges were Tammy VanderMolen, and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the September meeting.

MMPC Board Election

The MMPC Board meets regularly. The Board meeting schedule is posted on the calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar. Board elections are scheduled for October 2022. We welcome any MMPC members who are interested in serving on the Board. An election will be held before the October 2022 meeting for the positions of President, Vice-President, and MMPC Board Member at-large. Lenny Robinson has agreed to be nominated as President, and John Stine has agreed to be nominated as member at-large. Please contact any MMPC Board member if you are interested in being nominated or if you wish to make an additional nomination. All MMPC members are welcome at all MMPC Board meetings.  Send an email to mmpclansing@gmail.com or bielawp@gmail.com with a nomination or suggestion.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The July theme is WATER. 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:

  • July 2022 – Water
  • August 2022 – Camera Movement – Second (Rear) Curtain Flash Sync Encouraged

Mid-Michigan Photography Club June 2022 Updates

August 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday August 3, 2022. This will be a shooting meeting on the Michigan State University campus. We will meet in front of Beaumont Tower. The Circle Drive and Beal Gardens areas are good for shooting. We will take advantage of the summer lull in traffic at MSU. Note that MMPC will not meet in July, 2022.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday August 3, 2022 – Shooting event at Michigan State University
  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Program
  • Wednesday October 5, 2022 – MMPC Election of Officers and Program

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and Andy McDavid for judges’ choice. The judges were Tammy VanderMolen, and Paul Bielawski. The theme for next big cookie is “FUNGI.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the September meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The June theme is Odd Numbers. 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:

  • June 2022 – Odd Numbers
  • July 2022 – Water

Mid-Michigan Photography Club May 2022 Updates

June 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 1, 2022. This meeting will start at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. The meeting will feature the Big Cookie Quarterly Event with the theme “Flight,” and the annual MMPC Scavenger Hunt. Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, M. There are 25 images in the show. The dates for the show are March 9, 2022 – May 24, 2019. The Take-Down will be Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Scavenger Hunt
  • Wednesday August 3, 2022
  • Wednesday September 7, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Program

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: James Leary for people’s choice and for judges’ choice. The judges were Rich Wyllis, John Stine, and Kathy Wright-Lareau. The theme for next big cookie is “FLIGHT.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The may theme is naturally Framed. 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:

  • May 2022 – Naturally Framed
  • June 2022 – Odd Numbers

Mid-Michigan Photography Club April 2022 Updates

May 2022 MMPC Meeting

The may MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday May 4, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, MI 48917-8503. This will be an outdoor shooting event. There are trails, a barn, and the Moon Cabin that all make great photographic subjects.

MMPC Field Trip to Kate Palmer Sanctuary – Trilliums

MMPC will sponsor a field trip to photograph the trillium wildflowers at the Kate Palmer Sanctuary near Jackson on Saturday, May 14, 2022. We will meet at the Park and Ride Lot at the Holt Road exit off of US 127 at 8:30 a.m. An event has been posted on the Facebook page.

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, M. There are 25 images in the show. The dates for the show are March 9, 2022 – May 24, 2019. The Take-Down will be Tuesday, May 24, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 – outdoor shooting event at Woldumar Nature Center
  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Scavenger Hunt

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: James Leary for people’s choice and for judges’ choice. The judges were Rich Wyllis, John Stine, and Kathy Wright-Lareau. The theme for next big cookie is “FLIGHT.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

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

  • April 2022 – Wildlife
  • May 2022 – Naturally Framed

Mid-Michigan Photography Club March 2022 Updates

April 2022 MMPC Meeting

To provide all MMPC members the opportunity to see the images in the 2022 MMPC Gallery Show, we will hold the April MMPC meeting as a reception for the Gallery Show.  The April MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday April 6, 2022, 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 and to interact with photographers whose work is shown. Please invite family members and others who may be interested in your images and or the images shown by the club members. Guests are encouraged to attend the event.

Gallery Show

The annual MMPC Gallery Show is now at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, M. There are 25 images in the show. The dates for the show are March 9, 2022 – May 24, 2019. A couple of reminders:

MMPC April Meeting and Gallery Show Reception at Riverview Church – Wednesday April 6, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

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

Photographer Needed – First Presbyterian Church – Sunday, April 25, 2022

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club holds its meetings at First Presbyterian Church. The Church has a special event scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2022, and is asking MMPC to identify two photographers to document the celebration. This is the first time that the church has asked the club for assistance. If you are available and can attend that day, please contact us at mmpclansing@gmail.com.

Save The Dates – Upcoming MMPC Meetings

The Mid-Michigan Photography Club planned meeting dates include:

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – Gallery Show Reception at Riverview Church – Holt
  • Wednesday May 4, 2022 – shooting event at Woldumar Nature Center
  • Wednesday June 1, 2022 – Big Cookie Quarterly Event and Scavenger Hunt

The web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through January 2023.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to the winner of the March Big Cookie: James Leary for people’s choice and for judges’ choice. The judges were Rich Wyllis, John Stine, and Kathy Wright-Lareau. The theme for next big cookie is “FLIGHT.” Members are encouraged to bring a digital image for the Big Cookie competition at the June meeting.

MMPC Monthly Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The March theme is Nuts and Bolts. 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:

  • March 2022 – Nuts and Bolts
  • April 2022 – Wildlife

Mid-Michigan Photography Club February 2022 Updates

March 2022 MMPC Meeting

An in-person meeting of the Mid-Michigan Photography Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 2, 2022. This meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 49833. The meeting will feature the Photo Challenge Raffle for 2021, the Big Cookie Quarterly Event with the theme “Music,” and guest speaker photographer David Smith. David is an avid photographer whose images speak to passion, personal meaning, and humor. Note that the web site calendar at http://mmphotoclub.com/calendar/ has been updated to show dates through June 2022.

Big Cookie – Digital Format Announcement

Congratulations to the winner of the December “Food” Big Cookie:  Glenn Dunn for people’s choice and for judges’ choice. The theme for March 2022 Big Cookie is “MUSIC.” The Big Cookie is a key way for MMPC members to share their work and to receive feedback on their images. Judges will provide constructive comments on all images.

Thanks to several MMPC members that shared ideas to encourage participation in the Big Cookie. We want to reduce any barriers. The MMPC Board discussed the Big Cookie and decided to move to an ALL DIGITAL FORMAT for this activity. Starting in March 2022, Big Cookie participants are asked to bring their image on a flash drive. We will use the projector in the meeting room at the church to display the images. We will still have People’s and Judge’s choice competitions. So that the software does not alter your image, the following image format is recommended:

JPEG  quality = 100

Color Space = sRGB, this is really important

Resize to:

Width = 1280 pixels

Height = 800 pixels

Resolution = 72 pixels//inch

Sharpen for Screen Amount = High

ALL images must be submitted in a digital JPEG format to ensure a fair competition. Most software, including Lightroom and Photoshop can create a JPEG file in this format. Bring your image on a thumb drive.

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.

MMPC April Meeting and Gallery Show Reception at Riverview Church – Wednesday April 6, 2022 – 6:30 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 no later than 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.

Thanks to Rich Wyllis for providing consultation regarding choice of photos for the show. We are looking forward to having as many participate in the show as possible.

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The February theme is Doorways and/or Archways. 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:

  • February 2022 – Textile
  • March 2022 – Nuts and Bolts